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.

Homebuilders

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HomebuilderNew Home Designs
Homebuilding trends include open floor plans, super showers and small lots.
A male homeowner and female LEED verifier look at the inside of a home under construction
Energy EfficiencyHomebuilder
More homeowners are realizing LEED building is the pinnacle of home efficiency.
man inspecting wood on a new homebuilder site
Homebuilder
The typical price is $1,221 while the average range is between $441 and $2,001. In a big city permits can cost $7,500 - in small towns the permits may be $100.
It's important to understand the construction timeline when you're building a house. (Photo by Brandon Smith)
ArchitectsHomebuilder
It takes a healthy dose of patience and persistence when building a house.
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Real Estate AgentsHomebuilderHistoric Home Preservation & RestorationArchitectsHome Ownership
From a classic Craftsman to a cool contemporary, the different styles of homes are as varied as the people who live in them.
 
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