Steps to Building a House

The need for energy efficiency has created an entirely new set of steps to building a house. Not since the advent of electricity and indoor plumbing has home building been so revolutionized. The new standard for homes is called green, and it has come to encompass a lot more than just energy efficiency. Environmentally sound…

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Selecting a Lot to Build On

When planning to build a new home, selecting a lot to build on is one of the most important decisions you will make. As real estate agents often say, the three most important aspects of marketable real estate are location, location and location. To home owners as well, location is the key to happiness in…

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New Construction Loan Process

The new construction loan process consist of three important steps. Let’s walk through all five so you can get a feel for the overall process. New Construction Loan Process Step One: Preparation New construction loan process preparation includes the following: 1) Check your credit scores. 2) Improve your scores. 3) Save one third of your…

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Construction Loan Lenders

There are many mortgage and construction loan lenders. If you have good credit, a good work record and sufficient income most of them will write you a loan. You will be able to pick and choose between lenders based on their rates and their services. Loan officers and mortgage brokers are like all other types…

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Custom Home Building Checklist

Use this custom home building checklist, and start your research by reading our site. Also download our free 98 page guide at the top right of this page. The information on this site is provided to help first time home builders get the home they want, and avoid construction pitfalls. Custom Home Building Checklist: Concept…

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How to Save Thousands When You Build Your New Home

This article will show you how to save thousands when you build your new home. The ideas here can save you $50K to $150K on financing alone. When used in conjunction with other ideas presented here, to keep the initial costs low, you could conceivably save $200K or more. How to Save Thousands When You…

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How Much Does it Cost to Build a Home?

Before deciding to build a home, the main question on everyone’s mind is, “How much does it cost to build a home?” It’s a question that demands an answer, because in order to make a purchasing decision, one first has to ask how much it will cost! The answer evades a straight forward general answer…

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Modular Homes vs. Manufactured Homes

Many people have questions regarding modular homes vs manufactured homes. Most people who don’t know the differences between the two. This can lead to confusion when it comes time to decide what type of home to purchase. When comparing modular homes vs manufactured homes, it’s important to know what each type of home has to…

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Construction Loan Requirements: Dealing With the Lender

When deciding to build your own home the very first step you must undertake is acquiring the financing. Very few people have the kind of funds needed to start a construction project of such scale. Banks will make sure that you meet certain construction loan requirements before they will go forward with the loan. Construction…

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Questions To Ask A Home Builder

When you decide to build a new home you will need to interview home builders. Here are some basic questions to ask a home builder to get you started. Please add your own as well. Starter questions to ask a home builder include: How long have you been in business building new homes? If a…

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