how custom home builders charge fixed price vs cost plus

How Custom Home Builders Charge

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how custom home builders charge fixed price vs cost plus

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Building a custom home is likely one of the most expensive projects you’ll ever experience! It’s very important that you are familiar with how custom home builders charge so you don’t have any financial surprises during your build! You should have an in-depth conversation with your builder so you are VERY CLEAR on how he […]

Oct

02

Building a Home

Tips to Stay on Budget when Building a House

8 Easy Ways to Stay on Budget when Building a House

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Tips to Stay on Budget when Building a House

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Budget is one of the top concerns (if not number one) I hear from readers going through the building process.  I imagine you’ve heard people say, ‘I went SO over budget; it’s impossible to stay on budget.’ Guess what?! This doesn’t have to be your story too! There actually ARE ways to stay on budget when building […]

Aug

07

Building a Home

unexpected expenses when building a house

7 Unexpected Expenses when Building a House

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unexpected expenses when building a house

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In this post, I point out seven (pretty hefty) unexpected expenses when building a house! It’s important to be realistic about ALL costs you’ll incur throughout the building (and moving in) process. Obviously you’ll have construction costs and architect fees (if applicable) … but there many other expenses you need to factor in as well! Make […]

May

15

Building a Home

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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!

a.k.a. Caroline on Design

I’m Carrie Barker.

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