How To Save Money Building A Custom Home

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Building a custom home can be a rewarding but costly endeavor. Once you’ve done your research about building versus buying a house in Idaho and have decided to build, you’ll likely be looking for ways to save money building a custom home. With strategic planning and smart choices, you can significantly reduce your home building…

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7 Hidden Costs of Building a Custom Home On Your Land

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If you are building a custom home on your land in Boise, chances are you’ve done thorough research into the cost of building a custom home in Idaho and your custom home financing options. However, building a new home, as with any new construction project, can come with unexpected costs. These might be items you…

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The Fundamentals Of Financing A Custom Home Build

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Financing a custom home build is not like financing the purchase of a home that is already built. With a traditional home purchase, you’ll be looking to secure traditional financing through a mortgage, but when financing a custom home build, you’ll need to secure financing for other stages of your home building journey.  This means…

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Top Tips for Building An Energy Efficient House

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Building an energy efficient house is a growing trend in the United States. In fact, it’s one of our key home building trends for 2024, and for good reason. Not only does building an energy efficient house save you money on your energy expenses, which have been on the rise lately, but it’s also beneficial…

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Embracing the Future: 9 Key Custom Homebuilding Trends in 2024

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In the ever-evolving landscape of custom home building, several trends are emerging that not only cater to modern lifestyles but also contribute to a sustainable and energy-efficient future. From smart home solutions to a focus on sustainable practices, these are a few of the key custom homebuilding trends in 2024 that we see shaping the…

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Important Electrical Considerations When Building A Custom Home

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Building your own home gives you the freedom to build a home that is exactly what you want – your dream home. However, it can be an overwhelming process at times. While you get to dream about the design of your master bath and that amazing new kitchen you are about to have, you also…

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Top 7 ADU Trends 2024: An Idaho ADU Builder’s Perspective

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ADUs are a real estate trend that is here to stay. Originally a great option in areas with higher than average housing costs or for families looking to earn extra income, ADUs gained greater traction during the pandemic in 2020 and 2021 as families spending more time at home used them to increase their livable…

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