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    Building a house on your land: Which builder has the best subcontractors?

    When researching builders to make your custom home dream a reality, you may be wondering which builder has the best subcontractors. The short answer: They all do. That's not what makes the difference between builders.
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    Cost to build a house on your land: It keeps going up

    If you've been thinking about building a house on your land, now is the time. Like many things in life, the cost to build a house keeps going up. Why? Because there are lots of factors involved in the cost to build a house. Everything from global commodities to the cost of local labor has an impact on the house you build.
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    Building on your land: top three gotchas in covenants and restrictions

    Most neighborhoods have covenants and restrictions. In most cases, it's a way for the land developer to maintain some control over what's built until they've sold all of the lots. The rules keep someone from building something that devalues the neighborhood.
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    Building on your land: the last available lot

    For many people, part of building a custom home is finding the right place to build. Perhaps you've been searching for a while and you're getting a little frustrated with the process. But then you find a great deal on the last available lot in a particular area. Lucky you! Or maybe not.
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    House plans: why you should leave it to professionals

    For some people building a custom home, it's tempting to try and take the DIY approach to part of the process in an effort to save money. When it comes to your house plan, though, it's really best to leave it to the professionals.
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    Cost to build a house on your land: How to get the most bang for the buck

    Thinking about building a custom home? If so, you may be dreaming of all the big and little things you want to have in the house. But then you're also probably thinking about your budget and wondering how to get the most bang for your buck.
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    Cost to build a house: budget vs. quality

    Many people associate high quality with high cost, but it's not always true. In fact, sometimes the opposite is true.
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    Cost to build a house: avoiding costly change orders

    Building a custom home requires making a lot of choices about the layout and size of rooms, the exterior look of the home, the materials used inside and out, and the colors for everything in the house from paint to tile to flooring. It's a lot of choices—often more choices than people realize when they first dream of building a custom home.
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    Cost to build a home: speed vs. quality

    When thinking about building a custom home, you might also be thinking that you have to choose between speed or quality. After all, many people associate speed with shoddy work. But that's not always the case.
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