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New Home Construction Loans: What to know…

By |2019-10-18T12:39:31-04:00October 18th, 2019|

One of the first steps in building a custom home is to find the right lender so that you can obtain financing.  You must be careful when making this choice, as financing new construction is different than simply getting a mortgage.  When building a new home, you have to get both a new home construction [...]

New Home Construction Jargon: Construction Loan Terminology

By |2019-09-25T15:50:49-04:00October 3rd, 2019|

Obtaining a construction loan to build a house on your land or lot can be an intimidating process.  This is partially due to confusing construction loan jargon.  So, we are going to talk about two very important terms—loan to value (LTV) and loan to cost (LTC).  Understanding the difference between LTV and LTC will help [...]

Creating the Perfect Kitchen Island

By |2019-09-25T12:49:32-04:00September 25th, 2019|

One of the benefits of building a custom home on your land or lot is the ability to create spaces that are perfect for you and your family.  One of the spaces that is extremely important to many of our clients is the kitchen.  Often considered the “heart of the home,” today’s kitchens are both [...]

The Secret to a Happy Home Build

By |2019-08-29T15:36:35-04:00September 5th, 2019|

You really want to build a custom home.  But when it comes to new construction, it seems everyone has a home building horror story to tell!  So, how do you avoid the nightmare?  How do you ensure that you’ll have a happy home build instead?  The answer is one little word—expectations. The secret to a [...]

New Home Construction Jargon: Foundation Terminology 101

By |2019-08-29T13:50:23-04:00August 29th, 2019|

Most people understand that a home’s foundation is crucial to its overall stability.  But what exactly is a “home foundation?”  Well, a new home foundation actually involves several different steps, including building a pad through dirt work and grading, plus pouring a slab.  It’s important that you understand this new home construction jargon, including foundation [...]

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 [...]

Before Building a New Home: The Planning Stage

By |2019-08-08T11:02:54-04:00August 8th, 2019|

A smooth home building project is ideal.  Clients, subcontractors, and builders are all happy when there are few issues, allowing building projects to be completed on time and on budget.  So, how do you ensure a smooth build of your new custom home?  Well, the answer to that question actually lies in what steps you [...]

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 [...]