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Building A New Home
Written by Elizabeth Wood
Editor In Chief, United Home Improvement


So you have finally decided that you are ready to endure upon the project of a lifetime, building your new home. In a perfect world you would be able to wave your wand and see your dream house appear before your eyes. Unfortunately, in the real world, there are several considerations you should face before your build, all of which will require careful planning and patience.

A great home is one that meets all of your needs, accommodates to your lifestyle, and brings a smile to your face upon wakening each day. In order to bring this home into existence, you will need to put time and energy into the planning and design.

One of the very first steps to building your new home involves finding a plot of land on which to build. You want to make sure the plot is large enough to fit your home; the soil is strong enough to support your home, and that you can afford the property taxes in that area. Also, check for municipal sewer and waterlines...more

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Building A New Home
Choosing A Lot
Different Types Of Houses
Modular Homes
Site Preparation

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Choosing A Lot
Investigating a lot is a fundamental and challenging activity in the organization and execution of construction projects. It is a step-by-step process that includes soil testing, identifying environmental concerns, and how utilities will run within the home. Each step will be

carefully investigated and eventually will go through a process of approval, and finally put into action. It is important to select your lot wisely because site conditions affect your design and the cost to build it. Soil testing is an important tool in identifying and developing efficient soil for a construction site. A soil test provides basic information on the composition of the soil and... more

Modular Homes
Modular homes are a cost effective alternative to traditionally built homes. They offer increased quality, reduced cost, and they can be custom built and finished to any design you desire. Most people confuse modular homes with mobile homes. However, there are several

differences. A modular home is built in a factory in a controlled environment. This controlled environment protects the home from weather, theft and vandalism. This also reduces the amount of time it takes to construct the home. While the home is being built in the factory, a builder is preparing the foundation. Completing both of these tasks simultaneously, ensures a reduced overall construction time... more

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