3 Reasons People Go Over Budget When Building

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If you’re planning to build a home for the first time, I imagine that going over budget when building your home is one of your biggest concerns. This fear is very valid considering most people do (unfortunately) go over budget when building a home. However, this doesn’t have to be YOUR story! In this post, […]

Nov

10

Home Build Budget

8 Things to Know Before Building a Custom Home

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Preparing to build your dream home can be an extremely overwhelming project … especially if you’ve never done it before. There are a million and one things you need to know before building a custom home. But don’t worry … we’re going to knock down the daunting task of preparing for your home build into […]

Oct

27

Home Build Planning

A Custom Home Build MUST DO (Don’t Skip!)

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Building a custom home is a HUGE investment in both time and money. Obviously, you want to get it right … the first time! By definition, a custom home has never before been built so you can’t be certain of how it will look when completed. One way to make sure the final product looks exactly […]

Oct

20

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 […]

Sep

15

Building a Home

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BYF Home Build Prep Program: Member Reviews

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Featured Image for BYF Home Build Prep Program Member Reviews

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When I built my house eight years ago, things were very different when it came to the home build prep design process. Pinterest was in its infancy, there were very few home design blogs (if any), and I had never even heard of Instagram. I literally tore (physical) pages out of (physical) magazines to organize […]

Sep

08

Home Build Planning

Home Build Advice Roundup Budgeting and Beyond

Home Building Advice Roundup: Budgeting and Beyond

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Home Build Advice Roundup Budgeting and Beyond

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Are you planning to build a home in the near future and you feel a *tinch*  overwhelmed and aren’t sure where to even start?! If you answered YES, this home-building advice roundup is for YOU! Just so ya know … I created (and continue to grow) this online resource (i.e. my website) to help YOU! […]

Aug

25

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?! 

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