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    Building on your land: Seeing your dream on paper

    Once you've invested your deposit, been honest about your budget, and discussed your wish list of features for your forever home, it's time for your builder to start creating a plan. He'll go to the drawing board and come up with a conceptual house plan, a list of features, and a price.
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    Should You Commit to a Builder Before You Know All the Details?

    When you're building on your land, you want to find the right builder for you. And in most cases, builders require a deposit before they'll even quote you a price. That's because giving you a price on a custom home requires a fair bit of work.
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    Construction loan: Revealing your private financial details to a complete stranger

    To build a custom home, you start with a construction loan. First you need to pick a bank that has experience in construction loans. You may have a favorite bank, but if they don't have a lot of experience with construction loans, we highly recommend finding one that does. It's not as straightforward as a conventional mortgage loan, and you...
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    Build on your land: Getting honest about your budget

    The budget is a really critical part of building on your land. As we've said before, most people's dream for what their forever home will look like typically exceeds their budget. So there are always compromises to be made, but first you and your builder need to know what your budget actually is.
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    How Not to Negotiate with A Home Builder

    We recently talked to a nice Oklahoma City couple who wanted to build a custom home unique to their specific needs. They gave us a budget that was probably $40,000 to $50,000 shy of what it would take to build the house they wanted.
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    6 Creative Ideas To Keep Home Building Costs Low

    Without fail, every potential client we talk to wants more house than they can afford. That's human nature, and there's nothing wrong with it. There's also nothing wrong with working hard to get the most house for your money.
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    The Best Kept Secrets in Custom Home Building

    Here's a secret most builders in Oklahoma won't tell you: none of the builders in our state are big enough to keep their subcontractors busy 100% of the time. Building a custom home requires a lot of subcontractors, and even builders who have multiple houses going at once won't need a plumber or a cabinet maker or an electrician every single...
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    Home Building Mistakes: Getting Trapped by What You Want to Hear

    In the custom home building process, it's easy to fall into a trap of hearing what you want to hear. We've seen it happen to unsuspecting buyers so many times.
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