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    How location affects the cost to build a house

    If you're thinking of building a house, one of the first questions that probably comes to mind is, "How much is it going to cost to build a new house?" You've probably already figured out the answer: "It depends."
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    Cost to Build a House on Your Land: More than just money

    I get the question all the time: How much does it cost to build a house on my land? I've written several articles on the topic of cost to build a house, but they're related to the money cost. There are 2 other big factors that you have to consider when building:
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    Build a house on your land: What does it cost to prepare land for building?

    In our last article, we talked about the first two of three main elements involved in the cost to build a house on your land:
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    How to get a loan to build a house

     Getting a loan to build a house is one of the most confusing and intimidating parts of building a new home on your land. From my perspective as a home builder, getting a loan is the number one hurdle for most people.
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    What is the cost per square foot to build a house?

    How much is the cost per square foot for a new house? Great question. 
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    How to get the most home for your money

     
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    Budgeting by purpose rather than category

    Most of the time we think about our family budget in terms of categories: a certain amount of money set aside for the electric bill, a certain amount for groceries, some for gas, and of course, the biggest one is usually your home mortgage.
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    What you want to hear about budget isn’t always true

    When what you want in your new home is at the top of or even over your budget, it’s tempting to shop around until you get the answer that you want to hear from a builder. That’s human nature, and it’s totally understandable.
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    What's your REAL budget?

    When it comes to building a custom home, we know lots of people have two budgets in their head—the lower number they tell a builder and the higher number they're actually willing to spend.
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    What does "custom" really mean?

    When you're searching for a builder to help you build your family's forever home, you'll probably see the word "custom" thrown out a lot.
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