The Importance of Understanding the Home Building Basics

When embarking on the journey to build your own home it is a good thing to understand home building basics. Knowing the basics will help you in planning your new home and will also be useful with the many questions and emotions that are part of building a new home. Let’s go over a few…

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New Home Final Walk-Through

The new home final walk-through is your last chance to raise objections, or get things fixed before you sign off on contracts. Many builders like to provide a sort of unveiling on the last day. It is hard to concentrate on looking at the house on the big day, but you should control yourself, and…

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Purchasing New Construction Tips

It’s easy to become simply awestruck by the appearance and smell of a new house, but try to remember these purchasing new construction tips, to avoid being taken in by the shiny stuff. Shiny stuff is what contractors and home builders call floor coverings, wall paper, great new cabinetry and all the other things that…

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Custom Home Building Advice

When it comes to custom home building advice, the best advice is to know what you want, and to be determined to get it. That may sound simple but it is not what most people do. This custom home building advice will cover the five most common mistakes people when building a new custom home.…

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Home Building Planning Tips

New home planning takes getting down to the nitty gritty by getting very specific about what you need and want in your new home and planning it out. The first step in new home planning is to have everyone who will be living in the new home answer the following questions. Have each person write…

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Construction Loan Down Payment

In many cases home building will require that you obtain a construction loan, but it depends on which home builder or contractor you select. With both, you will need a down payment. Steps to Getting a Construction Loan Down Payment For the purpose of this article lets focus only on a construction loan and what…

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Residential Home Building Process

The residential home building process has become much more widely varied in the past decade. New green technology and concern for energy efficiency led to some major changes and a wide array of options in the building process. The importance of energy efficiency and the overall ecological concerns revolutionized the building industry. The New Residential…

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How Much Do New Home Upgrades Cost?

How much do new home upgrades cost you or save you? It really depends on how much you allow the excitement factor of upgrades to infiltrate your thinking. My best advice is to avoid getting too excited about upgrades, because upgrades are often no more than a sales technique. This technique feeds off the overall…

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How Long Does it Take to Build a Custom Home?

How long does it take to build a custom home? That all depends. But for the most part, building a custom home will take six months to a year. However the planning of your custom home should take quite a bit longer. It is important to completely research construction methods, and consider many layout ideas,…

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Built on Your Lot

Having a home built on your lot has many advantages, especially if you have a great lot. Every one is different though, in what they want in a home location. Sometimes people want to get into a certain development that is controlled by a single builder. This desire however can place them at a disadvantage.…

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