Buying a New Home from a Builder

When buying a new home from a builder advice should make it clear that at this time it is very much a buyers market. There are plenty of homes available, and plenty of contractors and home builders eager to build your custom home. Therefore it is a good idea to shop around and learn exactly…

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Home Building Materials

There are more choices than ever before in home building materials. The long awaited acceptance of green materials has given us a wide array of possibilities that have not been seen as a mainstream option in previous decades. When looking at materials the most important aspects are durability, energy efficiency and ecological soundness. Appearance is…

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Modular Home Building Costs and Benefits

Modular homes are somewhat more cost effective per square foot than other forms of construction. Prices range from $60 – $90 per square foot for completed construction, reflecting a savings of $20 – $40 per square foot compared to traditional site built construction. Many modular home dealers are ready to make deals. Some modular homes…

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Building Your Own Home Tips

Enjoy this list of building your own home tips. There are four phases of home building from your perspective; planning your home, hiring a contractor or home builder, obtaining a loan and supervising your home construction. These building your own home tips will point out key decisions, efforts and activities to help you complete each…

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Estimate Home Building Costs

In order to estimate home building costs accurately, it is necessary to be familiar with local pricing. Cost vary by area considerably, therefore prices found on the internet are not accurate to your area, unless they are the prices of companies near you. It is possible to get a ballpark idea of costs by reading…

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How Do You Build a House?

If you are interested in owning your own home, the question has probably crossed your mind, “How do you build a house?” For some the task would seem daunting, if not impossible, yet we all know that our ancestors built their own homes. Most of us can look back on at least one grandfather or…

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Building a House on a Budget

Building a house on a budget involves fully understanding how time is related to money. The more time you spend shopping, and the more of the work you can do yourself, the less it will cost. Creativity is also a ready substitute for money. Many people save money on housing with creative design and use…

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Home Construction Schedule

A home construction schedule should begin months before construction, and end well after the home builder or contractor has left the building. The art of building a home is not only about lumber and concrete. It is about financial planning, creativity and the hearts and minds of those who conceive the idea for the home.…

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Home Building Design

Home building design has always been an art focused on function. In fact a well designed house is a functional work of art. The architect has two sets of goals, one set of goals is artistic and the other is functional. Home Building Design: The Functional Goals of Home Design The form of homebuilding must…

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Home Builder Estimate

Home builder estimate software has revolutionized the bid generation process for home builders. In the past home builders calculated the price of building a home with a pencil and paper. There was a lot of rounding and estimating involved. It was not uncommon for home builders and contractors to make serious mistakes and then have…

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