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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Negotiating a New Construction Home

How you choose to present yourself when negotiating a new construction home, makes a huge difference in your strategy. The first order of business is to list what you want out of the negotiation and what you do not want. There are several areas of discussion when building a home and only a few of…

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House Building Cost Breakdown

How do you do a house building cost breakdown? That’s a question we often get from our readers. The fact is there are numerous ways to break down the cost of construction. One is to list all the materials, all the labor, and the cost of the land separately. The list of materials includes hundreds…

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