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    Hidden Costs of Hiring a Low-Price Home Builder

    You have a house plan you've fallen in love with. You own your land. You're ready to find a builder and start building your dream home. Problem is, you've been to every reputable builder you can find, and every one of them has said the cost to build that home is outside your budget.
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    Where You Shouldn't Cut to Save Money on Your Custom Home

    When building a custom home on your land, it can be tempting to try to save money on things that seem like simple items or commodities. Some of those things are indeed commodities (like wall studs), but some are critical even if they seem simple or unimportant. 
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    Cost to Build a House: Spend your Money Where It Shows

    Everybody wants to get the most house for their money. One of the best (and least utilized) techniques to do that is pretty simple, and that's probably why it gets overlooked.
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    Cost to Build a House: Cut the Cost of Slab and Roof in Half

    With overall inflation and changes in materials, the cost to build a home is always increasing. Two major cost components in a house are concrete and roofing materials such as shingles. 
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    Roof Trusses vs. Stick Framing

    Which is the better way to frame a house—trusses or stick frame? Well, that depends. 
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    House Plans and Cost to Build: How Size Affects Cost per Square Foot

    There's a simple principle in homebuilding: All things being equal (location, finishes, features), a bigger house will have a lower cost per square foot than a smaller one. Why is that? The answer to that question will help you shop for the right house plan and the right builder, and maybe more importantly, help keep you from making a bad...
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    The 3 Sides Rule in Home Building

    There are many elements to designing a house and many considerations that sometimes conflict with each other. Two things that often conflict are design and budget. But when it comes to how much it will cost to build a house, there's one technique that can balance the conflicting needs of cost and curb appeal (or how the house looks when viewed...
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    The 4 Greatest Factors in Home Building Costs

    There are four basic factors involved in the cost to build a custom home: size, design, features, and operational efficiency. 
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    Cost to build a home: Figuring out how much you can afford

    As we've said before, there are two primary parts to figuring out your budget for a custom home. First, think about a number, whether that's the overall amount or the monthly payment, and see if that number scares you. Second, figure out how much you can borrow from the bank for your custom home.
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    Creating a Budget Overview for Your Custom Home

    You've been dreaming about your custom home for a while, and now you think it's time to take that leap and build a custom home on your land. But can you afford what's needed to make it all worth it?
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