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Home Building 101: What Type of Roof Should You Install?

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Choosing the right type of roof is not a simple task. There is a lot to consider, such as the type of environment you live in. The following are a few roofs to choose from and why they are useful.

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Home Building Design

for the week of: January 15

PLANNING HOME WINDOWS

As you design your new home, consider the hot summer glares that can come through your windows.

It can heat the inside house fairly quickly, driving up your cooling costs. Plus the summer rays can damage flooring and furniture.

Look into the new technologies that are being built into home windows.

They can add beauty to any home and reduce your summer cooling costs.

The window glare protection preserves your home flooring and furniture.

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Blueprint Genius: 4 Home Designs that are Hot on the Market

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Today’s homeowners are looking for more than just a basic home. They expect energy efficiency, a small carbon footprint, loads of space, and luxury, all within the same space. Architects are responding with ingenious designs as a result of thinking outside of the box when it comes to designing the blueprint of today’s most popular homes. The following is a list of four hot home designs that are trending right now.

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Build a Home with a Staircase–You’ll Thank Yourself

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When designing a custom home, consider going with a multi-level masterpiece rather than a ranch home. While one-story designs are a great choice for anyone with mobility concerns, the fact is that there are some great benefits to houses with stairs. Even if you prefer single-story living, you’ll still thank yourself when you go with a home that has multiple levels.

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Celebrity Houses & What to Look for in Your Dream Home

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Celebrity homes are always so inspiring because there’s no limit to the imagination of what they can afford. To buy land and build the house of their dreams are things many people would love to do. Well, even if you’re unable to afford the type of real estate featured, you can still recreate the wow factor on a smaller scale. It just takes some creativity and a good realtor on your side.

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4 Unique Places in the Western US to Build a Home

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The western U.S. is a great place to build a home, but what if you’re tired of magazines and brochures recommending the same destinations over and over again? If you’re looking for a place off the beaten path, here are just four lesser-known states where you can find unique building opportunities.

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5 Things You Need to Consider Before Building Your Tiny House

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The tiny house movement is growing for a number of reasons, like some people are trying to pay off student loan debt a little quicker, and some tiny homeowners are retired folks who simply do not need the space. Still, you should consider these five things before you start building your home.

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6 Tips for Building a Green Friendly Home While Saving Money

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From mud huts, to industrial era homes, to the modernized homes we have today, home building is becoming more and more advanced. To quote the brilliant Steven Hawking: "For millions of years, mankind lived just like the animals. Then something happened which unleashed the power of our imagination. Mankind learned to talk and we learned to listen.

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Learn how to save thousands when building your home:

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  • This book is specifically written for home construction. It is a helpful guide to protect you from unnecessary costs and hassles. Protect your investment.

  • Also contains important healthy building tips that will help you build a healthier house.  This is especially important information for those with allergies or other chronic illnesses.
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Check the market value of your home site and neighborhood. It is a report you should do annually to monitor your investment and tax position.

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Home Building Ideas and Home Construction Plans

Building your home? You have landed at the right place. Use our home building checklist to find home building plans, building lot location, house plans, home construction specs, contractors, construction project guides, tips, and just about everything to complete a home building decision.

We have segmented the home building process into 3 key areas where everything you need to build a home is within 1-2 clicks away:

  1. Phase 1: Start Your Home Construction by Getting Ideas
    Home building ideas come from house plans, architectural designs, view home building sites online, and review some key steps in designing a home. This phase includes a complete 7-step review of the home building process.

  2. Phase 2: Start Your Home Construction
    In this phase you will design the spec plan, review money saving tips, find and select a builder and negotiate the building contract so that you can arrange financing.

  3. Phase 3: Manage the Home Construction Project
    Now the fun begins (as well as the frustrations). Avoid costly errors and resolutions by learning project management techniques, working with the builder, making construction inspections, and finalize closing and payments.


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Our home building guide includes a home building catalog for every room in your home construction. Ideas for the kitchen, bathroom, entry way, and everything in between like doors and windows, flooring, insulation, HVAC systems, and more. Simply link to your respective room and find home building tips, home product ideas, and the latest in home improvement products and services.

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And when you are ready to fund your project, SayBuild.com uses a referral network of lenders and brokers nationwide segmented by City/State to help find the best rate and terms for home construction financing. Click to view our national network.