Ideas for Planning Your New Home Tips

So you are thinking about building a new home and looking for ideas for planning your new home. The best designed new homes are homes that couples spent more time designing, learning and planning than builders spent building. There are many steps to planning a new home which should be approached before one meets with…

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How to Find a Registered Builder

The most important step to building a great home is discovering how to find a registered builder. It is also the simplest step. Most home builders are registered with their local Home Builders Association. Your local Home Builders Association keeps a list of all the Registered Home Builders in your area. Most Home Builders Associations…

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How to Select a Home Builder

Learning how to select a home builder is paramount to your satisfaction with your home. Most people do not realize how important this decision is until it is too late. Choosing the wrong home builder can truly make you miserable for years to come. Selecting a disreputable or incapable builder or contractor, can negatively impact…

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Building your Own Home for Dummies

Building your own home for dummies can be easy, even for a dummy, which you are not. I’d like to start out by saying that anyone who has over 100K to build their own home is no dummy, and anyone who can figure out how to build one for significantly less than that is certainly…

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Affordable Home Building Tips

When reading about affordable home building tips, you will notice that most sources feel you must give up something to afford your home. This is only occasionally true. Often, by shopping wisely, considering all the possibilities and being a bit creative you can still get a great house for a fraction of the cost. Here…

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Cost of Building a House

The cost of building a house differ from one city and state to another, yet there is a basic way to calculate the price you should pay for a new home. How to Estimate the Cost of Building a House The best way to calculate the price of building a home is to add: •…

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Home Building Contracts

Some home building contracts are very straight forward documents, created to aid quality home builders in clarifying what exactly will be constructed and the details of materials involved. Other home building contracts however are sticky legal documents full of language that could be harmful to the home buyer. Because some contracts should never be signed,…

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Custom Home Building Schedule

Each month of the custom home building schedule includes more decisions for the home owner. As work is done, there are more and more choices for the home owner. Keeping a journal of selections becomes important so that you can remember previous decisions for each room and exterior area of the home. As the home…

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Home Construction Process Quick Overview

The home construction process can be very satisfying when planned properly. Weather you are hiring a home builder to do the work, or you are the king of do it yourself, the home construction process will entail months of thought, work, and at time frustration. Home Construction Process The first step in the home construction…

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House Building Cost per Square Foot

House building cost per square foot varies considerably, but for the typical family hiring one of the major national home building companies to put up a home in a nice subdivision the cost will be at least $130 per square foot in most states. Costs on the West Coast will be about 40 percent more,…

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