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    UBuildIt vs. Building with a Local Oklahoma Builder: Which is Right For You?

    You’ve been dreaming about a custom home for years. Now, you’re finally ready to build it on a piece of real estate that provides a level of privacy and autonomy you can’t find in your average subdivision. It’s hugely exciting and more than a little daunting. Building a quality custom home is a big project and obviously requires a substantial...
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    Pros & Cons of Being Your Own General Contractor in Oklahoma

    Some companies would have you believe that if you’ve got a computer, a phone, a calendar, and some paper, you’ve got all the tools you need to be your own general contractor and build your dream home.
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    3 Big Reasons to Believe the UBuildIt Reviews and Build Your Own Custom Home

    The Internet is vast, but you don’t have to search very far to find scathing reviews from frustrated UBuildIt customers. And it’s not hard to understand why.
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    What Are the Actual Costs of a UBuildIt Home?

    For many, owning a dream home means building a custom house that meets every need, both aesthetic and practical. While a wide range of options can be wonderful, they usually translate to more money and more time.
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    Building on your land: Building codes and inspectors

    I recently heard a gentleman who was acting as his own builder say something that gave me pause. He said the company he hired to help him be his own builder told him the city or county building inspector is his quality control department.
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    Building a custom home on your land: Five reasons NOT to build

    Building a custom home is not for everyone. I know, a builder shouldn't say such things, right? But from a builder's perspective, there are certain clients whom we've learned should never have taken on the challenge of building a custom home. It was not the best investment of their valuable time and treasure, and it's important to realize that...
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    One Question to Ask Your Significant Other About Your Home

    I'm certainly no marriage counselor, but I've built enough homes for enough married couples and families to know that the process of designing and building a custom home can be grueling, and it can put a strain on a relationship. It is absolutely critical that both parties fully understand the other's needs, wants, and—most...
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    Questions You Should Be Asking Your Interior Designer

    Some people who are having a custom home built are confident in their ability to choose colors and materials for their new home. Most people, on the other hand, would rather have the guidance of a professional to ensure their home is decorated to their tastes without costly errors in design or decor.
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    Buying Land? Here's What You Ask the Seller

    If you dream of building a custom home on your land, the land itself can be a make-or-break item. It's the biggest single-item piece of your budget. You will invest anywhere from 15 to 50 percent of your overall custom home budget on your land, assuming you can even build on it. When buying rural land or undeveloped land in particular, there...
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    The one question to ask a house plan designer

    I have a close friend in North Carolina who builds extraordinarily well-designed, efficient, and beautiful homes. Really, I should put beautiful first, because that's what they are from every perspective: aesthetics, efficiency, and utility. He designs and builds a home that is pleasing to the senses as well as the wallet.
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