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Building a new home is probably the biggest investment in a lifetime. Explore our informative building articles to find a qualified builder, understand the construction process and a lot more!

5 Ways to Guarantee Your Home's Energy Efficiency

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Your home’s energy usage makes up one quarter of your carbon footprint. Here are five tips to help improve your home’s energy efficiency from the start of your building process to the very end!

Considerations in Building a Beach House

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There is no denying that a beach house is a great escape. The beautiful views and cool breezes are just a couple of the awesome things about beach front living and when you consider building your own house on your own little piece of paradise there are certain conditions you'll want to account for. Everything from location to materials should easily fit into your lifestyle whether you are working on your interior or exterior. Taking a few things into consideration as you build can make your beach house a home you will love for years to come.

7 Tips for Building Your First Home

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Some home building goofs, like spilled paint or a hole in the drywall are easy to fix as things move along. But you've got to be careful to avoid major, costly errors when building your first home. No one wants to spend their hard-earned cash, time and energy building a home only to later discover that there's been a major oversight which needs correcting. Here are a few things to think about to help you avoid builder's remorse.

How to Choose & Build an Affordable Home

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Many homeowners are drawn to the appeal of ready-made homes—whether new construction or newly added to the market again—because they can see what they’ll get and are able to negotiate a price before signing. On the other hand, building a home is a lot more open ended; the house has yet to be created and the cost could fluctuate throughout the process. Don’t let that scare you off—it actually gives you more control over the budget and allows you to put your money where you really want it! If you’re interested in building an affordable home, here are the things to keep in mind that will help you manage costs when you build and even after you move in.

Selecting Products for Your New Home

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Finding products to complete your new home is one of the best parts, but it can also be overwhelming. Here are our tips to make it easier!

When You Might Need to Engineer House Plans

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Building a house? You might need to engineer your house plans! Here's what you need to know about this step.

How to Find the Perfect Lot

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Start your new home off right with the best place to build it! Just follow these tips to make sure you find the perfect lot.

Buy House Plans Early to Plan & Save

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If you're thinking about building a house and ready to commit to the idea, don't wait to buy house plans! Here are reasons you should buy house plans early in the process.

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