Build a Luxury Home

If you are going to build a home for your family, why not build a luxury home? Now most of you are thinking, “How can we afford a luxury home?” There is nothing in the definition of the term “luxury home,” that requires it to be more expensive than any other home, though in most…

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Home Building Process For New Home

The home building process for a new home will require you to make many decisions. The biggest decision you will need to make will be do I hire a home builder or contractor or do I try to act as the general contractor myself? Traditional Method Home Building Process For New Home The traditional method…

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Building a Dream Home Tips

The most important building a dream home tips are the ones that insure that it is your dream. While you can listen to advice from friends and relatives, the home you design should be an expression of your family. The most satisfying part of building a dream home is the privilege of design. Don’t let…

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Frugal Home Building Ideas

Frugal home building ideas are increasing in popularity, due to economic and ecological concerns. A back to basics approach to homebuilding, which stresses sturdy construction and energy efficiency has now come into play. Today’s homes are smaller, and more energy efficient. While large homes of more than 5000 square feet were in demand in the…

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Calculating the Cost of Building a House

There are many ways of calculating the cost of a house. The easiest way is to describe what you want to a homebuilder or contractor. They have software that will give a very accurate bid on the home. Another way is to roughly estimate by considering the average cost per square foot of homes in…

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Homes Built on Your Lot

Many home builders and contractors advertise, homes built on your lot. What exactly are the differences in building a home on your lot, and other arrangements? What is the other option to building a home on your lot? It’s kind of hard for some people to imagine it any other way. Homes Built on Your…

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How do Construction Loans Work?

Most people are not very clear on the question; “How do construction loans work?” It all seems very complicated but the following facts may help clarify the concepts involved. Practically speaking a construction loan actually involves the need for two loans. The construction loan itself only covers the amount of time while the construction is…

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Building a New Home and Costs

There are many ways to save, when building a new home, and costs associated with construction need not cripple your finances for the next 30 years. Most first time home buyers are shortsighted on costs, thinking only of the amount they have to spend. No matter how much or how little you qualify for, the…

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Mortgage Rates for Building a Home

Mortgage rates for building a home and for refinancing are being held artificially low by our Federal Government. Rates in 2011 have been around 3 or 4 percent with good credit. According to FED plans, rates should remain low until the spring of 2013 at least. Beyond that there is no established policy. The rate…

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Energy Star Home Building Packages

Energy star home building packages must meet guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. An Energy Star home must be 15 percent more energy efficient than a home meeting the 2004 international residential code, or IRC. Further, it must have other features which make it 20 to 30 percent more efficient than homes built…

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