Keep on Budget and on Time When Building a Custom Home

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jul 20, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Topics: Build a Custom Home, Homebuilding Process

One of the key concerns that we hear from people who are considering building a custom home revolves around the budget and timeline. When you’re building a home from scratch for the first time, how can you keep on budget and on time? Some customers fear that the process is so complex they’re sure to spend more than they want and take much longer than they intended.

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Important Stages During the Custom House Building Process

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jul 5, 2017 7:20:24 AM

Topics: Build a Custom Home, Homebuilding Process

Most people go through a range of emotions when building a new house. It’s exciting, scary, intimidating, and exhilarating all at the same time. Knowing what to expect can help you stay calm through the stressful times and keep your expectations closer to reality. There are countless details that go into custom home construction, but the process can be broken down into a handful of typical stages of building a house.

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3 Things to Know Before Building a Custom Home

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jun 29, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Topics: Build a Custom Home, Custom Homes

For many homeowners, the prospect of upgrading to a custom home built on their ideal piece of land seems like a dream. But in fact, nearly a quarter of all homes built in the U.S. each year are custom—proof that with the right homebuilder, a custom-built home is well within reach.

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How Much Time You'll Need to Set Aside for the Homebuilding Process

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jun 22, 2017 8:25:03 AM

Topics: Build a Custom Home, Homebuilding Process

The homebuilding process can vary significantly depending on a number of factors, some of which you can control and some that you cannot. In general, you should assume that it will take at least nine months to a year from the time you select a custom home plan until the day you move in.

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Financing a New Custom Home Vs. Existing Home

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jun 20, 2017 9:22:05 AM

Topics: Build a Custom Home, Financing

Buying your first home is an experience unlike any other. And although it’s thrilling, it can also include a bit of a learning curve. But rest assured, you’ll wind up in the home you’ve always wanted.

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Craftsman-Style Upgrades: 6 Features You Need in Your Custom Home

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jun 14, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Topics: Build a Custom Home, Floor Plans, Design

Craftsman-style homes emerged from the architecture world in the early 19th century as lifestyles shifted away from the Victorian era to one that we can still relate to today. Servants no longer lived exclusively in their employers’ homes, and families were likelier to take care of their own children. This led to larger and fewer bedrooms on the second floor and a more open floor plan on the first, often with an eat-in kitchen in addition to the dining room. Some other common features of a Craftsman-style home are:

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5 Unexpected Expenses When Building a New Home

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on May 11, 2017 9:43:41 AM

Topics: Build a Custom Home, Financing

The cost of building a new house includes broad categories such as land, site development, and the materials and labor required to build the home itself. You can get to an overall budget based on the location, the conditions of the site, and the custom home plan you choose, but there are often other expenses that you might not expect, especially if this is your first time building a new house.

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Adjusting to Multigenerational Home Life: Part 4: Overcoming Conflict

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on May 4, 2017 7:57:54 AM

Topics: Build a Custom Home, Lifestyle

Multigenerational homes offer many benefits to the entire family. Children can spend more time with grandparents, young adults can save money when starting their careers, and adult children can help aging parents transition into the next phase of life. However, even close-knit families will face challenges in multigenerational homes

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Custom Homebuilding Upgrades: Worth the Investment?

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Apr 18, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Topics: Build a Custom Home, Custom Homes

When building a new custom home, you have the option to invest in the features that make the most sense for your family’s lifestyle. If you enjoy cooking and gathering in the kitchen, this is a smart place to focus your budget. On the other hand, if you enjoy outdoor living, a deck or patio can provide the atmosphere you desire. You have countless options for custom homebuilding upgrades, but if you’re like most people, you have a limited budget. If you’re trying to decide which features are right for you, consider the following possibilities as you refine the design.

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Building a New Home? How and When to Sell Your Existing Home

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Apr 13, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Topics: Build a Custom Home, Homebuilding Process

The excitement of building a new home is unforgettable. Finding that perfect plot of land, selecting your floor plan and customizations, and adding the finishes that will make it your own—it truly is a one-of-a-kind experience.

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