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How to Choose a Home Builder

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Picking a home plan is just the start of the journey. After you have the home plans in your hand, you now need someone to build it. Just how do you find and choose a builder? Builders usually specialize in specific types of structures. This means some are commercial builders, some specialize in remodeling, and some specialize in new residential construction. It is always best to hire someone who specializes in what you are looking for, in this case, new residential construction. You should start your search by contacting your local homebuilders’ association. Just about every town has one. They should...

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Regulations Restricting Home Design

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Your local city or county authority might have the power to dictate what your new home can look like. Many areas around the country have ordinances that specify what features a home must have. Some include height restrictions, placement and access of the garage, the minimum setback distances, but some restrictions are even more specific. It is not unusual for new homes in existing neighborhoods to be required to generally match the scale, color and architectural style of the homes around it. Even existing homes may be required to get approval before things like the color of the front door...

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How much does it cost to build a new home?

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Everyone wants to know how much a new home costs. We work very closely with many builders. Recently we sat down and talked about the cost of building a new home with one of them.

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3 Reasons Open Floor Plans Are Popular

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It was not that long ago that open floor plans were something only the wealthy could afford. It took technology, social advances and a war to change that. Today an open floor plan is the best way to go. Before Word War II most homes were divided into distinct areas. There was no flow through a home. Each area had its purpose and there was no sharing of space. This was not totally dictated by how people actually lived in a home. To have large open spaces within a home requires more engineering than a standard home. Homes have what...

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What a Materials List is Not!

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Sometime it is more important to know what something isn’t. In this case, knowing what a materials list is NOT can save you a lot of time and money.

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