If you want to build your forever home but aren't even sure where to start, you've come to the right place. We want to help you through all of the confusing and scary parts of buying land and building a home.

Construction loans: Two key questions to ask bankers

Every business needs a sales force, as they are the ones who find the clients. Without clients, we all know what happens to a business. At a bank, the sales person is called a loan officer, and it's t...

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Build on your land: the emotional roller coaster

Building a custom home is an emotional roller coaster. We've talked in detail about each of the stages in prior posts, but let's recap the whole emotional process again.

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Build on your land: the warranty

Let's get one thing out in the open: In general, the home building industry has a horrible reputation when it comes to warranty. We've all heard stories about the builder who never comes back to fix a...

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Build on your land: Repairs and touch-ups

Your house is almost finished! Now it's time for repairs and touch-ups, which are part of any custom home project. We've discussed before how little things get damaged along the way during constructio...

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Build on your land: Trim, paint, flooring, countertops, and fixtures

Things like trim, paint, flooring, countertops, and fixtures are all called "finishes," but they're far from finished. It's not really a new home until the builder hands you the keys. Until then, it's...

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Build on your land: Mistakes and misunderstandings

Contractors make mistakes. Your builder makes mistakes. Then they fix them. They don't make mistakes because they're lazy, incompetent, or don't care. They make them because they're human.

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Build on your land: Insulation and drywall, when rooms take shape

Once all the rough installations in your home are complete and inspections done, it's time to install wall insulation and drywall. This is when your home really starts to take shape!

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Build on your land: Framing through rough-ins

The most exciting part of the custom home building process for the owner is framing. There's lots of visible progress and mistakes aren't readily apparent so you're not stressed. You get excited and t...

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Build on your land: Nobody is on the job today! Get that builder on the phone!

You're in the middle of having a custom home built, and it's exciting to see your dream being built right before your eyes. But you visit the job site, and it's the third day in a row nothing is happe...

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Build on your land: Home building 101, or two steps forward, one step back

You're watching your brand-new home appear before your eyes, and it's exciting! But remember this one key idea: There's only one consumer product that's manufactured outside in the heat, cold, wind, r...

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