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How To Hire A Good Home Inspector

A home inspector is essential to the home buying process, so it is very important that you take your time and select the right person for the job. Many people receive recommendations about home inspectors from friends, family members, and real estate professionals, while others use consumer websites like Angie’s List, Yelp, Merchant Circle, Kudzu, [...]
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Design-Build Construction: The Faster, Cheaper Way to Build

Typically, when a new building is to be built, the process begins with the architect. The architect meets with the client and then attempts to transfer the client’s ideas to a workable blueprint. After the design process is finished, the client puts the job out for bid. A contractor is selected. It is the contractor’s [...]
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Top 5 Uniquely-Designed Homes That Didn’t Cost Much

Lifestyle programs are constantly showing homes that are unique when it comes to design. However they often cost too much for the Average Joe. Thankfully, there are options when it comes to building uniquely designed homes at a much lesser cost. Architects and interior designers who can provide unusual and unique looks for their clients [...]
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The Environmental Benefits of Renovating vs. Building a New Home

As a matter of definition, families tend to grow as time goes by. Nearly all families at some point face small challenges related to providing comfort to all members as new arrivals come. Some of these are relatively small in terms of cost and effort, such as the size of the refrigerator or the amount [...]
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Construction Not Deconstruction: Selecting the Right Contractor

When considering a building or home improvement project, selecting the right contractor is one of the most important steps of the entire endeavor. This critical step can make or break the project. The following are some tips to help you select the right contractor to ensure you’re happy at the completion of your project instead [...]
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Homes of Steel

Despite your preconceived notion of what makes a well constructed home, a metal building is one of the most durable and strong methods of developing your residence. If you live in areas that are at risk for natural disasters, like many of us do, choosing a home constructed of steel can provide you and your [...]
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Tour of Affordable Homes Spotlights Comfort and Elegance

The Street of Dreams typically showcases the latest in home luxury and design, and while many of us can enjoy the tour each summer, few can afford the opulence on display. Keeping in tune with the economic downturn and the need to build more sustainable homes, the Street of Affordable Homes in Portland, Oregon offers [...]
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The Role of the Modern Architect

It’s little wonder that the word architect is an integral part of the word architecture. It’s worthy of note that architecture without the architect is very little if anything. Architecture without a professional architect would be like submitting to an operation without a trained physician, with only a friend who has only read a biology [...]
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Building a Custom Home Suited For Your Needs

So you get to build your dream home from scratch or remodel what’s already there? Lucky you! Now you just have to figure out… well… everything! Home remodeling is both an exciting time and a stressful one. There are so many options to consider, especially in a major remodel, that it can put major stress [...]
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Install Flat Roofs with Style and Sustainability

If you’re thinking about installing one of the new energy efficient flat roofs for your home or place of business, there are many different factors you should consider. You may think you’ll have an easy choice if you already know you want a flat roof and you know you want to be energy efficient. The [...]