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Home Construction & Design


Building one's dream home starts with a plan, design, and budget.  Finding the right home builder to pull off the project is who another matter.  It's important to get multiple quotes from different home builders near you before signing anything.  Talk with local governments over zoning and other programs including possible rebates.  Always be sure to have the proper permits and insurance before starting any work.

Many folks work with planned developments so they are limited in certain styles or floorplan configurations, but custom home builders are able to produce home's from scratch with unique designs and elements that are envisioned by a professional architect.  An experienced home builder will be able to provide many details about the project and keep you informed throughout the process.

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Hiring a contractor doesn’t have to be an overwhelming process when you know exactly what your project requires
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Make the process run smoothly by finding a qualified pro
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Make big design changes on a smaller budget by shopping secondhand, budgeting smartly, and renovating in the off-season
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Use these six tips to help de-escalate a situation if you encounter any tough situations with your contractor
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Typical construction management fees run $3,100 to $49,700, depending on the complexity and size of your project