House Building Timeline

A house building timeline is a very rough estimate, and very few of them are accurate at all, due to weather delays, variations in materials and construction methods and the use of modern technology on some homes and not others. The size of the home and the type of foundation also create variations. This house…

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Home Loan versus Construction Loan

In comparing home loan versus construction loan it is important to understand that these loans serve entirely different purposes. A construction loan is a loan used during construction of a home or other building. Once construction is complete it has fulfilled its purpose and expires. At that point the home builder needs another type of…

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Choosing a Home Builder

What process does one take when choosing a home builder? This is a question that is asked by many people when they decide to build a new home, and when choosing a home builder. Choosing a home builder is the most important decisions you will make in building a new home To choose a home…

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Home Building Insurance

Most building contractors have their own home building insurance, to cover potential risks, damage and losses. Homeowners can also buy home builder’s insurance, but a homeowner’s policy will also cover many of these types of risks. It is a good idea to speak with several insurance companies, as well as your home builder and your…

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Building a Home Advice

Building a home advice is something most folks seek out. The fact is many of us dream of building a new home, but we just do not know how to go about it. Since home building advice is something that’s asked for often, we have compiled a list of basic advice to get you started.…

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Finding Buildable Land For Your New Home?

We’ll that’s a good question. One thing is sure, there’s got to be a site that’s right for you somewhere for your new home… It just might take a little hunting. So where do you look for that perfect place to build your new home? That depends on the answers to a few questions. First…

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Green Home Building Overview

There are many types of green construction, the best and worst will be discussed in my green home building overview. Technically most green construction is any building process that saves energy, produces energy, or doesn’t cause excessive pollution. For some simply building a home from nearby lumber and achieving a decent R-Factor rating could be…

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Getting the Perfect Custom Home Build

Every contractor and custom home builder I’ve every dealt with wants to give their clients a perfect custom home build. They long for the reaction Isidore or Miletus got when he presented the Emperor with the Hagia Sophia. “Solomon I have exceeded you!” the emperor exclaimed, referring to the grandeur of Solomon’s temple, with the…

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Building a House Step-by-Step

Are you ready to build the home of your dreams? In this article I will walk you through building a house step-by-step. It will be basic, but a good start. As you’re probably starting to realize, building a house can be pretty complex. It requires a team of experts who will work within a specific…

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Energy Efficient Home Building Construction

New energy efficient home building construction techniques have sprung up in recent years, due to increased energy costs and government response to the crisis. New programs to encourage energy efficient construction have effectively changed building codes all over the United States, for the first time encouraging alternative energy efficient materials such as insulated concrete. Energy…

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