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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It's important to understand the construction timeline when you're building a house. (Photo by Brandon Smith)
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It takes a healthy dose of patience and persistence when building a house.
Tudor-style home
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From a classic Craftsman to a cool contemporary, the different styles of homes are as varied as the people who live in them.
Federal style house
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Symmetry, simplicity and elegance sum up the homes that were popular in the nation's earliest decades.
waterfall countertop, marble island, open concept
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Unless your budget is unlimited, it’s important to know when to save and splurge while building a house.
Shotgun house
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The long, narrow style of house was popular in past decades for its economy and passive cooling features.
 
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