Green Home Building Techniques

Truly green home building techniques and materials are based in a philosophy that dates back to the 1960s. Back in the sixties there was a growing concern for ecology and also for fairness and equality in society. We are seeing a resurgence of this type of thinking in 2011. There has been a tremendous shift…

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New Construction Home Insurance

New construction home insurance is necessary to protect your investment from the very beginning. It is similar to home owners insurance, but less comprehensive. It covers building materials and tools from fire and theft, and liability for your visitors in the event of injuries during the construction process. Your home builder or contractor should also…

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Home Building Do’s and Don’ts

Here are just a few do’s and don’ts to consider before building a home. There are of course many more, but these will get you on the right path in planning to build a home. Home Building Do’s and Don’ts Checklist Do Research to learn about the construction before you talk to a contractor. Research…

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Home Building Advice

Building a new home is a large project, and the details involved with the process can be intimidating, confusing or simply overwhelming for many people. Now we’re not saying this to scare you, but instead to let you now it is a good idea to seek out the best home building advice. It’s absolutely essential…

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Home Building Contractor

Who is your home building contractor? It pays to know before you sign the contract. Home builders and contractors vary quite a bit. Some are huge nationwide corporations, who staff each location with employees. Other home builders are local families who have built homes in your community for generations. Still others are very tiny companies…

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Energy Efficient Home Building

There are many reasons why energy efficient home building is worth the extra cost up front. Energy efficiency is a major consideration when buying a home, and would positively impact your resale value if you ever decided to sell. As long as you own your home, energy efficiency means you spend less for necessary utilities.…

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Home Building Tips and Facts

If you are considering building a home, you should be collecting home building tips and facts. Be sure to download our free 98 page guide and read all the articles on our site which interest you. Below are some quick pointers as an overview of tips and facts. Key Home Building Tips and Facts •…

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Are There FHA Home Building Loans?

Many people are wondering if FHA home building loans exist. Are there FHA construction loans? By definition, the answer is no. An FHA loan is a government insured mortgage loan. The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) insures mortgages of many different types, but a construction loan or home building loan is not a mortgage. Since a…

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Custom Home Building Walkthrough

Many people limit the custom home building walkthrough to the very last minute check before closing. At this stage, prospective home owners cannot tell anything about the real structure. I recommend numerous walkthrough times throughout the construction process. Custom Home Building Walkthrough Planning Before you sign a contract you should insure your right to see…

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Average New Home Construction Costs

Average new home construction costs are approximately $100 per square foot. State averages range from $75 to $130 dollars. These figures are somewhat deceptive though, as are all averages. Obviously as with all averages, some cost a lot more and some cost a lot less. Luxury home can cost over $800 per square foot, and…

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