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3 Mistakes that Lead to Design Regrets

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Are you preparing to build a custom home and you’re feeling a lil bit terrified that you’ll make design decisions you might later regret? Maybe you’re looking for guidance on how to avoid making the ‘wrong’ choices? Well, if you avoid these 3 common mistakes that lead to design regrets, then you will be well […]

Jun

16

Building a Home

how to choose a custom home builder

How to Choose a Custom Home Builder

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how to choose a custom home builder

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There are MANY decisions when building a new home; one of the most important decisions is choosing your builder. Your relationship with your builder sets the tone for your entire building experience. Below is an in-depth overview of how to choose a custom home builder. Also included is an explanation of what determines a GOOD […]

Jun

02

Building a Home

How to Build your Dream Home Without Breaking the Bank

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Do you think it’s impossible to build your dream home without breaking the bank? If so, you’re wrong! (fortunately) I’m here to tell you that you CAN build within budget! I know this because I built my own dream home without blowing the budget. And you can too. We hear from soooo many people that it […]

May

12

Building a Home

3 Things to Keep in Mind when Building a House

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As you can imagine, building a home can be quite daunting. Maybe you’re still just dreaming about building or maybe you’re already in the thick of it and the overwhelm is starting to creep in. Either way, there are a few things to keep in mind when building a house so that you avoid getting […]

Apr

21

Building a Home

Things wish I had known before building house

9 Things I Wish I Had Known Before Building a House

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Things wish I had known before building house

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You’re building a home and you’re worried about the typical things … staying on budget, making the right decisions, etc. But guess what? There are MANY other things you won’t even realize you NEED to think about until you are in the thick of building your home. I’m sharing 9 things I wish I had known […]

Apr

07

Building a Home

3 Costly Mistakes when Planning to Build a House

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Has anyone ever told you, ‘It’s inevitable you’ll go over budget when building … everyone does.’ Yeah, I’ve heard that too, but it’s not true! The #truth is that *most* people DO go significantly over budget because they fall into the trap of 3 common mistakes when planning to build a house. Just knowing these […]

Mar

31

Home Build Planning

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I designed my own custom home from the ground up, inside and out. A home that is cozy, comfy, laid out perfectly for the way my family lives, and makes us happy every single day. Oh, and did I mention I did this all without blowing the budget?! 

Yep, it’s true. I’ve been there, done that, and actually lived through it … and you will too. Pinkie promise!

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I’m Carrie Barker.

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