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November 24, 2017

Build your home

Developer Networkers have been building labs with networking gear for decades. Every one of us who has built their home lab has had to go through some learning curve of researching various product families, models, operating system versions, and product features supported by various hardware and software combinations. But building a home lab has often been worth…

Mortgage for Building a home
November 14, 2017

Mortgage for Building a home

Finding the money to build a new home differs from taking out a conventional mortgage on an existing home, because to build a home, you essentially need three loans: one for the land, one for the construction phase, and one for the permanent financing of the home after it is built. But the process is not nearly as difficult to navigate as it may seem, as many…

Building a home on a Budget
October 20, 2017

Building a home on a Budget

Building a house is full of highs and lows, and we’re not just talking about the price of materials. No matter how excited you are or how frustrated you get about building your home, you can never forget that house-building is business and you’re the boss. That means getting the result you want is up to you. Nailing Down The Budget If you’re asking, “How much…

Homeowner Building Permits
October 11, 2017

Homeowner Building Permits

The answer to this question depends on local regulations regarding construction and renovation. In general, urban and suburban areas require more permits than rural areas; however, it is always better to be safe than sorry. The following are circumstances that frequently require building permits: New Construction: Constructing or building a new home or other…

Owner Builder Homes
September 2, 2017

Owner Builder Homes

What every owner-builder aspires to receive. Photo courtesy of iStockphoto Becoming the owner-builder of your own house is a great adventure. It gives you the freedom to design and build what you want, provides great personal satisfaction if you do the work yourself, and can save a lot of money along the way. But for many people who dream of building, it’s hard…

Build your Own gym at home
October 18, 2016

Build your Own gym at home

Perhaps the biggest step to getting into better shape is actually making the trip to your local gym. After a long day of emails, going to work out can sometimes feel like a marathon in itself. Save money and time and bring the gym to your home this year! Build an at-home gym for under $1, with these DIY tips. Choose Your Location Once you cancel your gym membership…

Estimate cost of Building a home
June 18, 2017

Estimate cost of Building a home

The average sales price of a newly constructed house in January 2016 was 494, , according to the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development. Since this price range is well above the average price of an existing home, consumers seeking a newly constructed home often ask whether it would be cheaper to just build a house. Let’s take a look at the numbers…

Financing for Building a home
October 4, 2016

Financing for Building a home

Though the current economic climate presents some challenges, the time to build is now. Many builders and sub-contractors are seeking construction work and are willing to negotiate on pricing and terms in order to win your job. Prices for construction materials can also be a bargain in comparison to the boom years. The current challenges in building a new home…

Build Your Own home Office
October 27, 2015

Build Your Own home Office

Browse for inspiration, but remember that offices in design magazines may not be set up to accommodate a 50-hour work week. Upholstered dining room chairs look amazing, but they won’t support your back. Tiny vintage desks won’t accommodate your project files, and while some people like bright colors, you might get annoyed looking at a whole wall of fire engine…

Average cost of Building a new home
June 11, 2015

Average cost of Building a new home

A new house will probably cost between $80 and $200 per square foot… In one form or another, this question is one of the most frequent requests we receive from our visitors. Unfortunately, it is also one of the few questions that we simply cannot answer very specifically. Can you tell me how much it costs to take a vacation or send my kids to college? How much…

Frugal home Building
November 17, 2015

Frugal home Building

However, I’m positive that some of you have been through this process and have some wisdom to share. Read the email below, and please do leave your advice in the comments! ( Email subscribers : so that this reader can see your comments, click on the post title to come to the actual blog and leave a comment. Clicking reply will send your comment to just me!)…