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How Much Will it Cost?

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A question builders get from a lot of potential clients is “What’s the per-square-foot cost of your homes?” Some clients arrive armed with numbers gleaned from Internet articles, and their family and friends input on what they think prices should be.

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Why Home Tech is a Wise Investment

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PC Magazine has called 2016 The Year of the Home—the start of a flowering of wireless devices that will make home life easier, healthier and more fun.

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Maintaining Your New Home's Mechanical Systems

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If low maintenance is a priority, then having a new home built is a great choice.

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It’s Always Sunny in TV Land

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Who doesn’t love a good drama, especially one they can imagine themselves a part of? With that in mind, it’s no surprise that home and garden shows enjoy loyal viewership, and that HGTV has earned a spot as one of the top ten cable networks.

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Questions and Answers About Solar

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Residential solar electric systems have seen phenomenal growth in recent years, with those distinctive panels now a common feature on American roofs.

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The Importance of Structure

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Most people don’t think much about their home’s structural skeleton—unless there’s a problem. Small mistakes made during the framing stage can cause headaches later on that range from minor annoyances to major issues, like health/safety and structural problems.

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Hidden Benefits of Building New

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The allure of a new home fires the imagination and ignites the spirit. We’ve all dreamed of living in a home with our version of the perfect gourmet kitchen, a beautifully appointed office, and a luxurious master suite.

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Controlling Project Costs

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Custom builders work hard to make sure their clients get the home they want at a price they can afford. Cost-control strategies include value-engineering the structure, writing clear product specifications, making decisions early on, and managing the construction in the most efficient manner possible.

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The Value of a Collaborative Team-Build Approach

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Many times custom home builders have clients show up at their office with plans that are not developed to the level that enables the builder to accurately price the project. If there is not enough detail, allowance numbers are assigned to various items. In some cases, general guesses are made based on the builder’s past projects.

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The Problem with Competitive Bidding

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Tradition, online articles, and basic instincts advise homeowners to solicit bids from several qualified contractors. But three major obstacles get in the way of making those bids realistic and useful: the need for detailed plans and complete job specifications, the need for comparable bidders, and the need to structure the bids for easy comparisons. Getting all three right is rare.

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