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Do it right and save money...with secrets from a builder.
Do it right and save money...with secrets from a builder.

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Choosing the right house plans for your new custom home can make your life exponentially easier.  Today's Armchair Builder article talks about the important things to look for in a set of stock building plans from a builder's perspective. 
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Choosing a lot or land to build your dream home can be complicated. There are so many things to think about to avoid budget problems and hassles. Here is our recent article describing important considerations from a builder's point of view when reviewing land for purchase for building a new home.
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We just had a reader question asking how Armchair Builder products might help determine house costs for a new build.  Here is our recent blog post with more details...
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Rents have gone up 3.5% year-over-year.  Housing prices are up 6% year-over-year.  But CPI ex-shelter gauge numbers are at 1.5% over the past 12 months.  So where's the disconnect?  Here's why the owner builder advantage is increasing by the day...
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I thought I would share some interesting census bureau numbers that relate to the number of owner built homes in the U.S. in 2014.  Did you know 50,000 homes were started last year by owner?
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If you are thinking of building or remodeling this spring and summer, you may want to checkout our new article covering negotiation with trade contractors.  There are some secrets that will help you get the best price possible.
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