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New Home Building Costs

Posted by on Sep 4, 2013 in Home Building Cost, Home Building Information | 0 comments

There are many new factors to consider in new home building costs. New materials and new construction methods can save you a lot of money on labor, and on your electric bills from now on. Various types of structural insulated panels can speed up the construction process to a matter of days, once the foundation is built. In the midst of new ideas, old ideas are also being reconsidered and developed as well. Log homes are energy efficient, and can be very cost effective. Modular homes too, can save time and money by creating a stick built home in a factory. This is much more economical than...

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Posted by on Sep 3, 2013 in Building a Home, Home Building Cost | 0 comments

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Free Home Building Info

Posted by on Aug 31, 2013 in Building a Home, Home Building, Home Building Information | 0 comments

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Step by Step Home Building Process

Posted by on Aug 30, 2013 in Home Building, Home Building Steps | 0 comments

The entire step by step home building process begins long before the foundation is laid. It starts with your dream or concept and ends at some point after you move in. Building houses is something building contractors do, but building a home is something you, your family and your home builder do together.   Step by Step Home Building Process: Planning • It all begins as an idea. • Start a home building journal by downloading our 98 page free book. • Collect ideas, illustrations, photos, diagrams, house plans and other concepts in your journal.   Step by Step Home Building Process:...

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Home Building Checklist

Posted by on Aug 29, 2013 in Building a Home | 0 comments

Here is a home building checklist to help you understand and monitor the building of your home. It is important for the homeowner to visit the construction site to insure that home building is going according to plan. Technically this is the home builder’s responsibility, but as a homeowner you should be interested in checking behind crews as well to insure the home satisfies your own standards.   Home Building Checklist Item One: Grading – Homeowners should inspect the grading to insure that the area the home sits on is at least slightly higher than the rest of the lot so that it will...

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Home Building Cost Per Square Foot

Posted by on Aug 29, 2013 in Home Building Cost | 0 comments

Everyone wonders about home building cost per square foot. Price per square foot varies in four ways, by location, by quality, by materials and by level of completion. These four variables account for most of the differences. The price of a home can be divided into three categories which are divided fairly evenly into thirds. One third goes to the materials, one third goes to the labor of various subcontractors and one third goes to cover the labor and overhead of the home builder. In some areas labor is more expensive and accounts for a larger portion of the cost. Builder’s overhead takes...

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Building a Home

Posted by on Aug 28, 2013 in Building a Home | 0 comments

Building a home is a bit like falling in love but don’t let your eyes fool you. Just as many a man has married a beautiful woman only to find that under all the makeup their wife was a not all she seemed, many home owners have found their homes losing their beauty very quickly. In fact, some homes need constant up keep and are a source of strange noises and odd smells. Owning a home is quite a bit like marriage. Over the long haul, smart beats pretty and inner beauty is far more important that the proper application of cosmetics. The best way to get a smart house when building a new home is...

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