Tips on Buying a New Home

First time home buyers need many tips on buying a new home. It is easy to get distracted by all the wrong things, and miss the entire point. There are four things important to a home: foundation, floor, roof and walls. The rest, while it may be pretty, is very secondary to the structure of…

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How to Build a Luxury Home

When asking the leading luxury home builders in the U.S.A., about how to build a luxury home, they describe the following: true luxury home are largely a matter of good taste, controlled extravagance and unique design. Price and size are not directly relevant to luxury homes. Below is a how to build a luxury home…

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Building a Home: Things to Ask the Builder to Do

There are many important things to ask the builder to do when building a home. The things that you do ask the home builder to do should be written down, because if not you may forget to mention it, and he may also forget what you said. If it is important, it should be part…

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Home Building Cost per Square Foot

What exactly is meant by the effective home building cost per square foot? How would it vary from the simple cost per square foot? The effective cost recognizes the fact that you will not be paying for your home in one lump sum. Instead you will be making payments on your home with interest for…

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New Home Site: Selecting a New Home Community

What makes new home community site “good” is subjective. Everybody has a different opinion as to what features are considered good and of course the are the home builders building in the community known for building quality homes? A new home site in a community with good schools is important to people with school-aged children.…

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Guide to Building a House

This guide to building a house is an overview of the several phases to building a home. From concept to completion, creating a home can take over well over a year. During this time you will plan the home you want, scale it down to fit your budget, obtain a loan, hire a reputable contractor…

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Advantages of Buying New Construction

A new home is better than an old home or is it, or is it? For most people, this is a matter of opinion. When it comes to a home, many people prefer to purchase a brand new home and there are many advantages of buying new construction. Let me walk you through many of…

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Home Building Process Checklist

A home building process checklist will help you as you inspect your construction on a weekly basis. While some home builders and contractors discourage visits by the home owner, this measure can prevent a lot of court cases and drawn out arbitration in the future. Home Building Process Checklist: Educate Yourself on Construction Read our…

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Construction Loan Property as Collateral

Construction loans as well as mortgages use the construction loan property as collateral. This is why various lending institutions restrict the types of construction they will lend money on. They are not only looking at ability to pay, they are also considering what might happen if they are not able to pay. In the event…

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Process for Building a Custom Home

The process for building a custom home begins with an idea. Once you have sketched out your idea, and have a sufficient way to explain it to a home builder, an architect or home designer puts the design on paper. Then the home builder creates the home. These are the three steps to any work…

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