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4 Things to Know About Custom Home Loans in Today’s Housing Market

Apr 28th, 2022 4 Things to Know About Custom Home Loans in Today’s Housing Market

It’s no secret that the home building and buying market is facing unique, challenging times. Inventory to buy new and existing homes is low, builders are busy, and materials have higher prices and long lead times. If you’re buying a custom home, you’re less concerned about inventory, but prices, and their effect on your loan, […]

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How Do You Choose a Custom Home Builder?

Mar 2nd, 2022 How Do You Choose a Custom Home Builder?

A home is the largest investment you’ll ever make, so it’s prudent to want to choose your builder with care. But it’s not just about getting a good price – deciding on selections, navigating land and budgeting constraints, and market volatility make the process of designing and building a custom home both a financial and […]

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Shell Homes

Jan 18th, 2022 Shell Homes

Building a custom home is a big investment, so if you’re handy with DIY projects or have a friend in the construction business, you may be considering a “shell home” as a way of saving money. A shell home is one in which a custom builder constructs the structure of house up until the drywall, […]

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How to Get a Loan for a Custom Home

Sep 18th, 2021 How to Get a Loan for a Custom Home

Securing a home loan can be a stressful process, but it doesn’t have to be if you have the right tools and take a few steps to prepare. First, it’s important to remember that custom home loans are different than home-buying loans: You’re essentially taking out a construction loan on something that doesn’t yet exist, […]

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