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.


A barn deconstruction in Portland, Oregon
Demolition possibly on its way out as deconstruction spreads.
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Do you want your home to go green? Consider some of these eco-friendly, energy-efficient trends when making plans to build or renovate your home.
Remodeling, renovation and rebuilding can affect your insurance. Make sure you review your policy periodically or when planning a big project. (Photo courtesy of Lisa R. of Oviedo, Florida)
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Do you have enough homeowners insurance for a home improvement project?
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If you’ve noticed melted vinyl siding on your home, the cause could be your well-intentioned next door neighbor’s new windows.
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Builders may specialize in tract, spec or custom homes so learn the differences and figure out which one is right for you and your home-buying budget.