Building one's dream home starts with a plan, design, and budget.  Finding the right home builder to pull off the project is who another matter.  It's important to get multiple quotes from different home builders near you before signing anything.  Talk with local governments over zoning and other programs including possible rebates.  Always be sure to have the proper permits and insurance before starting any work.

Many folks work with planned developments so they are limited in certain styles or floorplan configurations, but custom home builders are able to produce home's from scratch with unique designs and elements that are envisioned by a professional architect.  An experienced home builder will be able to provide many details about the project and keep you informed throughout the process.


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Angie Hicks, founder of Angie’s List, answers a member question about the benefits of trenchless sewer line replacement.
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If a sewer line springs a leak or is punctured and in need of repair, it can create a mess for the homeowner and plumber. Certain professionals opt for no-dig trenchless sewer repairs, a technology that's gaining popularity.
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Some drain clogs just can’t be cleared with a plunger or a bottle of chemicals. But there’s a lot homeowners can do to keep their drains from getting to that point.
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A blogger gives advice learned about sewer control while renovating her 1950s suburban Chicago home.
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Don't hesitate to ask for a second opinion if you're wary of an expensive quote.