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Finding A Home Plan

START YOUR PATH TO YOUR DREAM HOME

We know it can be difficult to find your dream home. Check out these resources to help simplify<br>the process, and don't forget that our experienced house plan specialists are here to help!

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What Makes a House Plan Affordable?

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The decision to build your own home comes with a hefty price tag and might cause some anxiety, but building rather than buying an existing house actually gives you the power to make budget-friendly choices. Our Affordable House Plan Collection is a great place to start—and you may be wondering what makes these designs more affordable than others on the site. A lot more than meets the eye, it turns out! Here’s a quick breakdown of affordable house plans, and how you can bring your dream home into reality without going over budget.


Deciding Between a One- or a Two-Story Home

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When it comes to finding the perfect home plan, a multitude of factors come into play. Every little detail must be considered, from layout preferences to varying designs and functionalities. Your home can be as unique as you want it to be, but with seemingly endless options, it can seem almost impossible to choose. However, by defining several key elements that you may or may not want in your home, the perfect house plan can begin to take shape. Consider the following questions along with the pros and cons to begin the journey to the ideal home for you.


Home Buying Basics: How Many Bedrooms and Bathrooms Do You Need?

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How many bedrooms a new home should have is usually the first thing people think about when they decide to buy or build. It isn’t automatically an easy decision, and then the number of bathrooms is another important decision to make. These two factors have the greatest influence on how a family uses and lives in a home, so it’s important to figure out what works for you. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you try to put together your list of requirements.


Home Buying Basics: How Many Garage Bays?

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Just as house sizes have increased over the decades, so have garages. A single garage used to suffice for the average American household, but families now have more cars and you can find homes that are similar in every aspect other than their amount of garage space. Should the number of garage bays be a deal-breaker during your house search? It depends on your family and your location, but you do have options if your dream home doesn’t have the perfect garage. Here’s what you should know!


Why You'll Love Downsizing for Your Next Home

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Overall, housing data trends show that the average new home is increasing in square footage, but people are also choosing to downsize in large numbers. For some, the cost of living makes it a necessity, but most just want to lead simpler lifestyles—and the effects of going small are appreciated all around. If you’re not sure that you really need all the space you’ve become accustomed to, here are some of the benefits you can expect when you opt for a smaller house!