House Building Breakdown

This house building breakdown reminds us that the true secret of home building is in the planning, and the step-by-step process. People of all budgets should spend a lot of time planning and researching their future home. There are many new options in home building today, so don’t just assume you know, even if you…

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Building Energy Efficient Home

There are many different ways of building an energy efficient home. While traditional construction can be made more energy efficient than in the past, alternative and panelized materials often yield high R-values as well as a much faster construction time, and often a lower price tag. When considering insulation it is important to consider walls,…

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New Home Building Process Checklist

Use this new home building process checklist to plan your home. It is important to build the house in your mind before you hire a contractor to physically build it. Reinforce your ideas with pictures and diagrams. Have a clear picture of what you want down to the details. Planning the New Home Building Process…

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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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