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How Long Does It Take to Build a New Custom Home?

The amount of time it takes to build a new, custom home depends on the size, complexity, and geographic location (what part of the country you are building in). The time it takes just to complete the architectural plans depends on how timely you make decisions and your availability to meet with your designer and […]

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The Top Eleven Mistakes Made by Homeowners

1. Purchasing a lot that is “affordable.” Solution: Remember: location, location, location. Purchase the most expensive, valuable lot you can manage, even if it means waiting on some finishes or amenities in your home. (See chapter 6 for more on this topic.) 2. Trying to build a custom home without a professional builder. Building a […]

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Top Questions To Ask a Potential Builder

1. Why should I hire you? 2. What is your fee structure? 3. How do your fees compare to other builders’ fees? 4. What are your weaknesses? 5. What makes you different from other builders in this market? 6. What type of warranty do you provide and what is your philosophy on warranty? 7. What […]

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How Much Do You Charge Per Square Foot?

Building a custom home is a bit like buying a new car, right? Not exactly. If you asked a car dealer how much he charges per pound, you’d get some very strange looks. Of course, there is some correlation between the cost of the car and its weight, but not significant enough to prompt that […]

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