New Single Family Home Construction Loans

New single family home construction loans are different than typical home mortgage loans. While they are more complex for the loan officer, they are designed to meet your needs as someone building a new single family home. There are many different types of new single family home construction loans, and all loans can be tailored…

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How Much to Build a Luxury Home?

If you are wondering how much to build a luxury home the first order of business is to define luxury home. Unfortunately even when you ask the expert builders of luxury homes, the answers are likely to start a long-winded debate among them. It seems that they are likely to throw around insults like Mc-mansion,…

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Understanding Home Builder Estimates and Overages

When working with a home builder or contractor to build your new home, understanding home builder estimates and overages is critically important. It is impossible to calculate to the penny exactly how much it may cost to build a house, before construction is even started. It is important when contracting a building project to realize…

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Average Home Building Costs

Talking about average home building costs is about like talking about the average snowflake, or perhaps the average amount of snowfall in the United States. If you live in Alaska the snow is much deeper, and if you live in California the prices of homes are much higher. Average Home Building Costs: Location and Cost…

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Home Building Plans and Prices

Home building plans and prices for home plans vary considerably. While it may be exciting to go to an architect and specially design your home, the process is very expensive. Expect to pay thousands, and perhaps tens of thousands for a custom home plan. Another option is to select a plan that has already been…

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Building a Small Energy Efficient House

Building a small energy efficient house, can provide energy savings for years to come. Fewer cubic feet of space means lower cost when heating and cooling, but less space coupled with energy efficiency and perhaps a few solar panels could leave you with little or no power bill at all. In addition to saving energy,…

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Best New Home Upgrades

The best new home upgrades are the ones dealing with permanent parts of the house. Structure and insulation are of course primary concerns. Carpet is probably of the least concern because carpet is generally replaced every five or ten years anyway. It can be replaced at any time without impacting the structure. It is very…

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Modular Home Building Kits

Modular home building kits are basically shell kits, prefabricated for easy construction. Modular home building kits come in two basic types. Panel and modular unit, but these two categories oversimplify the vast array of choices available. Styles range from rustic to modern and many of them look uniquely simplistic. Of course there are significant variations…

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