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A Step-by-Step Guide to the Home Building Process

While the process varies somewhat by builder, these 10 steps summarize the process of building a typical new home. These steps will help you understand the major stages of construction, what will occur when, and key decisions you'll make, in partnership with your builder, to create your new home.
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June 2017   By Susan Bady

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How to Build Your Own Home on Your Own Lot

A build on your lot home allows you to design and build a house you love on the land you select. You and your builder can select a home plan (and even modify it) to reflect the unique nature of the land or lot your dream home will occupy. Here's what you need to know to get started on a build on your lot home.
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June 2017   By Michele Lerner

An elegant bathroom is part of the master suite in a Southwest Florida home.

These are the Six New Home Upgrades That Baby Boomers Love

Planning on building your dream home now that you are retired or close to retiring? You're building your dream home, so consider spending a little more on features that make it easier to age in place. Here are the six new-home upgrades you'll love.
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November 2017   By Danielle Small

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Plan Outdoor Spaces to Meet Your Needs

Will your yard be a gathering place for family barbecues or a calming retreat filled with fragrant plants? Here's what to consider before you take on any landscaping projects for your new home.
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June 2017   By Sanda Brown

Build Small and Go Home

You don't have to go tiny, but a smaller than average home may be just what you are looking for. Learn more about the benefits of small home living.
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June 2017   By Felicia Oliver

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What Lighting is Best for Each Room in Your New Home?

Lighting is not a one-size-fits-all solution for every space of your new home. Before you get any bright ideas, it’s important to consider what lighting works best in each room. NewHomeSource spoke with two lighting design experts to share their thoughts and tips with you.
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How Long Does it Take to Build a House?

Now that you’ve chosen the new home of your dreams, how soon will you be able to move-in? Well, that depends. Here’s what to expect about how long it will take to build a home and the top five factors that can affect your building time.
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June 2017   By Seve Kale

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How to Choose the Right Home Builder

These 10 steps will help you choose the right home builder for your new home – and add confidence to your decision.
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June 2017   By Jay McKenzie