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    3 Tips for Keeping The Cost of Change Orders Down

    There's a photo that every homebuilder has seen and chuckled at. The photos shows two boats, a small dinghy and an enormous yacht, side by side. The name of the small boat is "building contract" and the name of the yacht is "change order."
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    Designing House Plans for Flexibility... Because Your Life Will Change

    You're building your "forever home," but how do you design it so it fits your life today and whatever your life will look like in 20 years?
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    3 Tips for Building on Your Land & Staying on Budget

    Everyone has a limited budget. Everyone. When you dream about your forever home built on your land, it's easy to get discouraged if you start thinking about budget limitations.
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    Build on your land: The builder's job

    There are two basic approaches to building a home on your land: the first is the DIY approach, and the second is to hire a professional homebuilder. Whether you do the job of the builder or hire someone who does it for a living, there are many elements to the builder's job that you need to be aware of. 
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    How to Budget For Land-Related Items When Building On Your Land

    Building on your land sometimes comes with a few surprises. Let's say you have a budget of $250,000 to build your house, and you're already dreaming of what type of house you can build for that amount of money.
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    2 Key Questions to Ask Bankers About Construction Loans

    Every business needs a sales force, as they are the ones who find the clients. Without clients, we all know what happens to a business. At a bank, the sales person is called a loan officer, and it's their job is to drum up business for the bank.
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    The Emotional Roller Coaster of Building on Your Land

    Building a custom home is an emotional roller coaster. We've talked in detail about each of the stages in prior posts, but let's recap the whole emotional process again.
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    Build on Your Land: The Warranty

    Let's get one thing out in the open: In general, the home building industry has a horrible reputation when it comes to warranty. We've all heard stories about the builder who never comes back to fix anything, who won't return phone calls, or who finds a way to say any problem isn't covered.
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    Build On Your Land: Repairs and Touch-Ups

    Your house is almost finished! Now it's time for repairs and touch-ups, which are part of any custom home project. We've discussed before how little things get damaged along the way during construction. It's simply part of the process.
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