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Reducing the Cost of Regulation

Government rules take time, money and skill to navigate. That’s why you need a pro. Did the budget for your new home come in higher than you expected? Part of the reason may be that the fixed costs of building anything have gone up. By fixed costs we d …

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Rethinking Home

COVID is causing changes in home designs and product choices. Did you know that the half-bath became popular in the years following the 1918-1920 Spanish Flu pandemic? That’s because homeowners wanted to keep visitors’ germs out of the main bath. Did y …

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Solving the Price Puzzle

Custom home pricing is a complex subject. Here are some ways to think about it. Have you ever called a car dealership to ask how much cars cost per pound? You say that’s a ridiculous question? We agree. In fact we expect the dealership’s sales staff wo …

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Answering the Current Building Products Challenge

How to keep your new home on track amid COVID-related price spikes and shortages. If you’re ready to start a new custom home, you may need to deal with ongoing fallout from the coronavirus-related economic shutdown. That means working with your builder …

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Why Budget Poker is a Bad Bet

Transparency about what you can afford is the only way to get the most house for your money. Your new custom home is likely one of your biggest-ever investments, so you obviously need a builder you can trust. Ways to confirm trustworthiness include rea …

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