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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 ContractorContractors
Find out when you will—and won’t—have to pay a fee for estimates, inspections, and consultations
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Roofing RepairsRoof InspectionsHiring a Contractor
Choose a trustworthy roofer and learn how to spot one of these 12 roofing scams
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Water HeatersHiring a Contractor
When your water heater is on the fritz, put down the wrench and pick up your phone instead
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Common Plumbing ProblemsPlumbersHiring a Contractor
From the kitchen to the laundry room, learn how to create an efficient plumbing design layout for your new home
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Sump PumpsBasement
When you see water in your basement, listen for your sump pump while checking common locations where water seeps into homes
 
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