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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

Estimation of a home completion time is represented by a small red house sitting on a calendar.

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

An architect and couple wearing hard hats look at floor plans outside their new home that is under construction.

How to Visit Your New Home’s Construction Site

As your new home is being built, you are likely excited to see the progress. But, before you decide to drop in on the home site unexpected, check out these quick tips. These tips to visit your construction site will keep you and workers safe and your home project on track.
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October 2017   By Sanda Brown

Three builders smiling into the camera. In the foreground is one male while the other male and female make up the background

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

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Who's Who on Your Building Team

Learn who's who on your building team and understand what each highly trained professional will do to help build your new home. Know how to best work with each member of the building team and be ready for choices you'll make.
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June 2017   By Pat Curry

Red exterior of home in the winter. Photo courtesy of TJ Specialty Construction, KKC, Brainerd, MN.

How to Design a Home for a Cold Climate

The building systems, design considerations, acceptable products, construction practices and techniques ideal for homes in cold climates vary greatly from those in warm climates. NewHomeSource has outlined all you need to know and ask your builder about when building a new home in an extremely cold climate.
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November 2018   By Roy Diez

Exterior of Saffron floor plan by Pulte Homes in Mesa, AZ. Photo courtesy of PulteGroup Arizona.

How to Design a New Home for a Hot Climate

Building a home in a warm and humid climate, or in a hot and dry climate can be a lot different than building a home in a cold climate. Here’s what to keep in mind when designing you new home and working with a builder if you will be living in such an environment.
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November 2018   By Roy Diez

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What to Expect at Your New Home’s Final Inspection

Most likely, your builder will offer you a final walkthough inspection of your new home. Here are some tips on what to expect when you walk through those doors for the last time before move-in day.
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June 2017   By Lew Sichelman