What is Green Home Building?

When looking at the past 50 years of green building history, we have to wonder, what is green home building, and where is it headed in the future? In the beginning green home building flew in the face of traditional thinking. The innocent goals of affordable green building met with vicious opposition in the 1960s.…

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New Home Builder Reviews

Online new home builder reviews can be quite informative. Unfortunately we find that some new home builder reviews lack that ring of truth, while others have too small a sample to count. Should you take all new home builder reviews seriously or with a grain of salt? Each review must be carefully weighed, and other…

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Estimating Custom Home Building Costs

Estimating custom home building costs can be very tricky. There are many factors that impact the cost of building. Location, quality, materials, architectural features, plumbing fixtures and construction methods all play a part in the cost of a home. The best way to estimate average cost for your area is to call and ask different…

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Interest Rate for Home Construction Loan: What You Need To Know

This decade has so far produced the lowest interest rates for home construction loans and home building loans in history. In 2009 when the prime rate plunged to below 4% for the first time since the 1950’s, mortgage rates dropped with them. In addition the government has created government programs to offer mortgage rates, which…

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How Do Home Building Loans Work?

If you are about to seek a loan to buy a new house, you may be wondering, “How do home building loans work?” It can be confusing unless you understand one simple fact which clears up most questions. A home building loan is a different loan than a home mortgage loan, and you will likely…

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House Building Timeline

A house building timeline is a very rough estimate, and very few of them are accurate at all, due to weather delays, variations in materials and construction methods and the use of modern technology on some homes and not others. The size of the home and the type of foundation also create variations. This house…

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Home Loan versus Construction Loan

In comparing home loan versus construction loan it is important to understand that these loans serve entirely different purposes. A construction loan is a loan used during construction of a home or other building. Once construction is complete it has fulfilled its purpose and expires. At that point the home builder needs another type of…

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Choosing a Home Builder

What process does one take when choosing a home builder? This is a question that is asked by many people when they decide to build a new home, and when choosing a home builder. Choosing a home builder is the most important decisions you will make in building a new home To choose a home…

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Home Building Insurance

Most building contractors have their own home building insurance, to cover potential risks, damage and losses. Homeowners can also buy home builder’s insurance, but a homeowner’s policy will also cover many of these types of risks. It is a good idea to speak with several insurance companies, as well as your home builder and your…

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Building a Home Advice

Building a home advice is something most folks seek out. The fact is many of us dream of building a new home, but we just do not know how to go about it. Since home building advice is something that’s asked for often, we have compiled a list of basic advice to get you started.…

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