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How to Avoid a Home Building Horror Story

By |2019-08-16T12:54:07-04:00August 16th, 2019|

If you’ve talked with family and friends about wanting to build a home on your land or lot, you’ve probably heard some stories.  Unfortunately, when it comes to new construction, everyone seems to have a home building horror story about a terrible experience with a builder.  And the two most common horror stories involve time [...]

How much does it cost to build a custom home?

By |2019-08-02T12:37:10-04:00August 2nd, 2019|

One of the first inquiries potential clients make when they contact us is, “How much does it cost to build a custom home?”  They are usually looking for (or at least hoping for) a straight-forward answer, either an over-all or price-per-square-foot cost.  Unfortunately, it is impossible to give a straight-forward answer.  There are numerous factors [...]

Construction Loan Financing: What is it?

By |2019-07-26T17:03:43-04:00July 26th, 2019|

In our professional opinion, one of the first steps to building a custom home on your land is to obtain financing.  We realize that applying for construction loan financing can be a stressful part of building a new home.  We also know that knowledge can help ease worries.  Because of this, we are here to [...]

What’s your REAL home building budget?

By |2019-07-19T13:13:56-04:00July 23rd, 2019|

When it comes to home building, we realize many people are cautious about sharing their top-price budget too soon.  Often, they have two budgets—the lower number they share with realtors, designers, & builders and the higher number they're actually able to spend.  So, an important question is, should you share your real budget with home [...]

Home Builders do not want all your money

By |2019-07-18T15:06:20-04:00July 19th, 2019|

Unlike the sleezy, money-grubbing image portrayed on TV, reputable home builders do not want all your money.  Let me say that again, I do not want all your money.  In fact, I often try to talk clients out of spending more money.  As a home builder who utilizes a cost-plus contract, this may sound a [...]

House Building: Keeping the joy (and your sanity)

By |2019-07-18T16:24:53-04:00June 21st, 2019|

When discussing house building, others often comment, “How fun!”  While the house building process is exciting, it can also be stressful.  The pressure arises from the fact that there are hundreds of decisions that must be made when designing and building a custom home.  Because of this, it’s easy to get overwhelmed, losing the joy [...]

House Hunting: Are you looking for a unicorn?

By |2019-05-17T12:29:07-04:00May 17th, 2019|

Have you seen house after house, but not one is just right?  Well, you might be looking for a unicorn.  No, we aren’t talking about the mythical horse-like creature!  In real estate, a “unicorn” is a home that professionals know you are never going to find because your requirements are just too strict.  Unfortunately, you [...]

The Cost to Build a House: Series Round-Up

By |2019-04-09T16:45:21-04:00April 11th, 2019|

When considering building a custom home, the cost to build a house is forefront in clients' minds.  Initial inquiries often include questions such as, "What is your price per square foot" and "How much is the builder's fee?"  Because Elements believes in transparent communication, I have written eight articles, covering various aspects of the cost [...]

The Cost to Build a House: More than just money

By |2019-04-04T16:10:21-04:00April 8th, 2019|

The cost to build a house is an extremely important consideration when deciding to build a custom home.  So important, in fact, that this is the eighth article I've written on the subject.  The previous seven, however, considered the cost to build a house in terms of money.  While the bottom-line in terms of dollars [...]

The Cost to Build a House: The Importance of Good Plans

By |2019-04-04T16:08:05-04:00April 4th, 2019|

When building a custom home, not only is cost an important consideration, but time as well.  Most (dare I say, all) clients have a targeted move-in date.  Of course, this is understandable, as coordinating selling a current house, packing, and moving into a new home takes a lot of scheduling.  In the zeal to begin [...]