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Framing the Bones of Your Custom Home

Framing - The Bones of Your Home

When going through your new home at framing stage, here is an explanation of what you are looking at. I will talk about basements and crawl spaces all the way through the roof and give a brief explanation of some of the methods and materials used in framing today. Starting in the basement, we will…

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A Great Custom Home Starts with a Great Foundation

A Great Custom Home Starts with a Great Foundation

I’m writing this article to explain what you should expect when your foundation gets poured on your custom home. At First Choice Custom Homes, we feel that the foundation of your home is one of the most important parts of your home, and if you start with a bad foundation, your project will be a…

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Building Your Custom Home, what you need to know

Building Your Custom Home - First Choice

If you are wanting to build a custom home, there are a few things you need to know before you get started in order to avoid some expensive mistakes. In this article I will go over the steps from planning to closing, that will ensure that your design built, or custom home building experience will…

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Your Custom Home Starts with a Great Set of House Plans

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Ready to Build Your Custom Home? Start with a great set of plans! In the following article I will discuss our process of creating the perfect set of blueprints. Below is a rendering of a custom home we built in republic. I will now explain how we get there. After our initial meeting we will…

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Rates on Construction Loans Continue to Drift Downward

Construction Loans 4th Quarter 2019 - First Choice Custom Homes

In the fourth-quarter of 2019, builders and developers reported declining interest rates on all types of loans covered in NAHB’s quarterly survey on acquisition, development and construction (AD&C) financing (Exhibit 8).  The average interest rate declined from 6.39 to 6.13 percent on loans for land acquisition, from 6.31 to 5.94 percent on loans for land development, from…

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Home Show 2020

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Come See Us! You can shop or do research online, but there’s nothing like speaking face-to-face with Quality Insured Home Professionals. When considering buying a home, building a home or remodeling your existing home – it is wise to investigate the companies that you will be investing lots of money with as well as lots of time. The experience…

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A Nation of Builders

Nation of Builders

Every year the National Association of Home Builders conducts a member census to better understand the composition and characteristics of the people who belong to its organization. In 2018, 32 percent of NAHB’s members were builders—those whose primary business is single-family home building, multifamily building, residential or commercial remodeling, commercial building, land development, or manufacturing…

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Housing Affordability Perceptions Improve Slightly

In addition to analyzing buyers’ perceptions about housing availability, the Housing Trends Report also explores perceptions about housing affordability.  To this end, the poll asks prospective home buyers to estimate the share of homes available in their markets they believe they can afford. In the first quarter of 2018, 82% estimated they could afford fewer than half…

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