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Should You Be Your Own General Contractor

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There are many reasons you might want to be your own General Contractor when building your new home. Before you jump in and decide to take control there are a few things to consider. But, if you think you are up to the challenge it can be a very rewarding experience.

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Builder of the Year 2016

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The winner of the Builder of the Year for 2016 is Landmark Construction of the Emerald Coast, located in the panhandle of Florida. We have worked with Dan Dufault and Landmark Construction for many years. They are true craftsmen when it comes to building a quality home. In 2016 they built two home designs of ours. Both are excellent examples of how our designs should be built. For that reason, we have chosen them to be the Builder of the Year. "I have worked with Sater Design for the past 15 years. During that time we have built many beautiful...

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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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