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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 someo...

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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 fin...

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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 ...

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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...

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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...

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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 ...

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Cost to build a custom home - money and time

  We all know that having a custom home built requires a significant investment of money. What many people overlook is the investment of time. In today's age of manufactured products, we tend to think...

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Build on your land - Don't let a builder ruin your land

    Building a house is a complex task, and there are many builders capable of doing a good job on that task. Developing land is another thing, and it's not a skill that every builder possesses. Hones...

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Building a new house - Why a builder uses certain manufacturers

  In any home, there are lots of manufactured products: appliances, pipes, drywall, paint, lights, faucets, toilets, windows, shingles, doors, and much more. All of those products come together to cre...

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