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Home Improvement: Why Your House Needs a Garage

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House hunting is a game of give and take. The perfect home doesn’t exist in any market. The trick to picking a home that’s right for you is to decide which home attributes matter most to you, and which things you can live without. Some items are merely a matter of preference, but some items are an absolute must-have when it comes to your home’s value and future resale potential.

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Home Building Design

for the week of: December 11

SUSTAINING LUSH LANDSCAPING

The dog-days of summer are long gone. But don't forget how hot summer can be when assembling your garden landscaping plan.

Consider installing an automated irrigation system. It automatically regulates watering during the most efficient time of day to give your landscaping and garden the water it needs for best all-around results.

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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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What You Should Know About Building a Home in the Winter

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Building a home poses several challenges already, but a build that starts or extends through the winter can be particularly challenging in some ways. Whether it’s the difficulties in dealing with materials, the potential for road closures, the sudden changes in weather or the threat of a breach of a vulnerable structure, there’s a long list of difficulties that are generally unique to the winter. It’s important to recognize, though, that with proper preparedness steps, it’s not all that difficult to ensure that a winter build is safe, secure and finished in a reasonable amount of time.

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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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How to Turn Your Garage into a Man Cave This Winter

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Men who want to have a hideaway in their home can consider transforming their garage into a man cave. The space will prove to be useful when you want to play pool with your friends or have a place to relax after a long day at work. To ensure that you can have a place to lounge during the winter season, there are a few important steps to take.

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Everything You Need to Know About Installing a Pool at Your Home

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One of the most important features on a residential property is the pool that is built in the backyard. A pool is appropriate for all ages and makes for a great way of entertaining your guests. To ensure that you’re prepared to install a pool, there are a few important facts to understand.

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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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