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Hello, my name is Chris Rogers. Welcome to my website about modern construction practices. Through the decades, the process of erecting a large-scale building has changed in many ways. Construction professionals have much more access to helpful, purpose-built tools that get the job done faster than ever. Construction experts also utilize huge pieces of machinery to move dirt, place materials and perform other important actions on the job. I welcome you to visit my site daily to learn all you can about modern construction techniques. Once you have this knowledge by your side, you will have the opportunity to marvel at the cityscape sitting before you. Thanks.


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3 Tips To Help You Save Money While Building A Custom Home

by Celina Simpson

Building a custom home can be the realization of a big dream, but it can also be an overwhelming task-- and an expensive one. While building a custom home that you plan to live in for many years is a great investment, expenses can add up quickly if you are not careful. If you're planning to build a home in the near future, use the following tips to help keep the overall costs down:

Buy the Right Lot

Before your dream home can be built, you need to purchase the perfect lot. When searching for a lot, be careful to look for developed lots that are already on the grid and ready for utilities to be hooked up. If you purchase an undeveloped lot, you may have to spend a lot of money out of your own pocket to put in the piping and wires to connect with local and municipal utility lines.

Select the right Builder

One of the biggest money saving factors when building a custom home is hiring the right builder. A great builder will give an accurate price quote prior to construction, properly manage the subcontractors working on your home, and prevent costly delays. A bad builder may give you a price quote that sounds look initially but they have underestimated costs, craftsman ship may be shoddy, and you can end up spending way more than you expected.

Before signing a contract with a builder, make sure you do your research. Find out if they have numerous unsatisfied customers or have had official complaints filed against them. In addition to looking at photos of homes that the builder has built, make sure that you actually tour one or more homes built by the builder in person. It is also in your best interest to ask for references and call them to learn about their experience having a custom home built by the builder you're interested in. 

Hire an Architect

While a builder can help you with the plans and design of your custom home, the best thing to do is invest in the services of an architect. While hiring an architect may add some additional upfront costs, his or her service can save you money in the long run. An architect will be able to conceptualize every detail of your home in advance and put it on paper, which can help prevent having to make changes after construction has started. Making changes after construction has begun can be very expensive, so hiring an architect to work with your builder is the way to go.