Savings to Build a House
Simple House Building / September 18, 2020

Savings to Build a House

Last week a prospective client asked us how BoardEffect users typically measure organizational cost savings from using our product. This is a relatively common question, which isn’t surprising given that virtually all organizations today operate with budget constraints. But this frequent and seemingly simple request implies a range of related questions centered around…

House-Building Advice
Simple House Building / September 13, 2020

House-Building Advice

Mulching with a mix of manure and wood shavings attracted more slugs than these gardeners could deal with. PHOTO: FOTOLIA/ ANDI TARANCZUK Dear MOTHER : Knowing how not to do something wrong is as valuable as knowing how to do it right. Books should be written on mistakes: Perhaps then they d be repeated less often. That s why we d like to share a goof or two with…

Pros and Cons of Building a House
Simple House Building / September 8, 2020

Pros and Cons of Building a House

Before you decide whether to buy or build a home, you should weigh the advantages and disadvantages of each scenario. The advantages to buying a home are convenience and cost. Pre-approved buyers can shop around, and a qualified real estate agent can identify appropriate properties and help with paperwork. You can even move in only a month or two after an offer is…

Home Building cost per square FT
Build Custom Home / September 3, 2020

Home Building cost per square FT

Accurately estimating home-construction costs requires using the blueprints for your new home. Estimating the cost of building a new home helps plan for the features you want, while staying within your basic budget. American home-building calculations exclude the property price, planters, driveway, sidewalks and landscaping around the property. The estimate also excludes…

Cheapest Place to Build a House
Simple House Building / August 29, 2020

Cheapest Place to Build a House

Marquette, Kansas, is one of several small Midwest towns that give lots away to anyone who will come, build a real house (not a trailer, in most cases), and live there for at least a year. Camden, Maine, will give 2.8 acres to anyone who can bring a business to town that will employ at least 24 people after five years. The city requires a down payment of $175, , which…

Building Cheap Houses
Simple House Building / August 24, 2020

Building Cheap Houses

By Tom Thigpen The first few days can be a rough time for any new Sim - skilling, struggling for LTHP, and figuring out how to optimally spend that $16, 500 wad in your pocket. Naturally, most of those simoleons are going towards your first house, whether it s pre-built or something of your own design. At the start of their journey, new Sims will spend a great deal…

Whats the cost to Build a House
Simple House Building / August 19, 2020

Whats the cost to Build a House

If you want to build a house in Japan you will be faced with a lot of decisions. For most people, the most time-consuming issue is finding and acquiring the rights to a suitable parcel of land in the area of town they want to live in. However, even if you nail down the right location, there are a plethora of other issues that have to be resolved, for instance, how…

Build your Own geodesic dome home
Build Custom Home / August 14, 2020

Build your Own geodesic dome home

Photo 1: The foundation. PHOTOS: MATT SCANLON The four of us spent that December 25 in quiet celebration. The next day came the party. Fifty-six people arrived to help us bring in the season, and to run their hands over the shapes and marvel at the expansiveness of the space. They discovered what Juliet and I had years earlier: a dome makes people stand in wonderment…

DIY Build your own House
Simple House Building / August 9, 2020

DIY Build your own House

Contact information For more information on bats and bat houses, contact: Conservation biologist 608-266-2576 Bat house expert Kent Borcherding builds a bat house. Photo by Dave Redell, Wisconsin DNR. Bats are important predators of mosquitos and night-flying insects and can reduce these pests around your home and garden. Help keep these valuable mammals in your area…

Cost of Building home per square Foot
Build Custom Home / August 4, 2020

Cost of Building home per square Foot

Find out how much modular homes really cost to build. Watch our informative video on price per square foot costs for a prefab home. When asking how much a modular home will cost to build, many different sources will give you many different answers. Some companies will tell you that they can build you a home for as low as $35 per square foot, but what they are quoting…

Build home for Cheap
Build Custom Home / July 30, 2020

Build home for Cheap

The recent post on passive houses sparked an interesting discussion about the costs of ultra-efficient homes. Passive houses are meant to be affordable — that is, the incremental construction costs pay back in energy savings in a fairly short time period — but those relative cost calculations really only apply in a European context. Germany, the birthplace of the…

Building Inexpensive Homes
Build Custom Home / July 25, 2020

Building Inexpensive Homes

To get high end finishes you want now but cannot afford, just phase them in over time. Plan your ideal finishes but break the work (and expense) down into stages. You can finish a kitchen without cabinet knobs and pulls and install them next year, or paint the countertop backsplashes and tile it later. Despite over 30 years of home building experience, there is one…

Inexpensive Ways to Build a home
Build Custom Home / July 20, 2020

Inexpensive Ways to Build a home

In the last decade the cost of building or buying a home has increased dramatically in Costa Rica. Why? The country is more developed than its neighbors so prices and the standard of living are higher. Also the price of building materials has risen significantly. So, the question is whether an affordable method of building homes exists for budget-minded retirees…

Financing to Build a House
Simple House Building / July 15, 2020

Financing to Build a House

Part of the appeal of tiny house living is being able to avoid spending your whole life paying off a huge mortgage. Many people in the tiny house community are also minimalists who endeavor to live simply and debt-free. But, while building or buying a tiny house does cost way less than building or buying a regular house, it still doesn t come cheap. I ve had quite…

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