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Estimating Time

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The work of building a price and schedule for your custom home is a project in itself. There’s a reason that quality project estimates don’t happen overnight.

Every home is a collection of thousands of individual components that range from large-scale assemblies like walls and roofs to small items like doorknobs and faucets.

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Building is not a Game of Poker

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We occasionally meet homeowners who don’t want to reveal their true budget numbers. This lack of disclosure is not in their best interests and almost always sets the stage for disappointment.

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Helping You Breathe Easier

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If you have questions about how healthy your new home will be, you’re not alone. A March 2016 paper by the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University detailed a nationwide study that asked 2200 people whether they had concerns about their indoor environment. 

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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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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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