Dream Home on Hold?

25. August 2009

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Dream Home on Hold?

If you find your dream home is still just a figment of your imagination, consider that most construction building costs have come way down. Time delays that were common during the building boom (due to overworked building departments, engineers and overbooked tradespeople) have vanished.

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23. August 2009

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Remodel Designs: Before and After

Remodel Designs: Before and After

Expansion remodels use remodel designs that are so complete they change houses’ whole shape and character. We call them Transformations.

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30. May 2009

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Home Building Lots: Part VII

Design: It is usually not practical to settle on a house design without having a specific piece of land in mind, since a house is best designed to fit the lot. This is the problem with stock plans. The house should fit the contours of the land and be oriented correctly to the sun, wind and views. What you can do is to consult a home designer. With knowledge of the site, the restrictions, your own needs and desires, and your budget, a designer can tell you what size and quality house would be within your means on that particular lot.

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30. May 2009

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Home Building Lots: Part VI

Title Report: Ask the realtor or seller for the name of the title company the seller has chosen. Then ask the title company for a preliminary title report before buying the land. A title report is a listing of all recorded documents found by the title company to apply to the land in question. Once you have the report, you can ask for copies of all documents listed, which may include deeds, easements, licenses, liens, property tax information, and Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (CC&R’s).

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