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Building a House? Don’t Forget a Perc Test!

When you buy land to build a house from the ground up, you discover a world of stuff to think about. And one of the first and most important things? Sewage.

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Posted by Sherry Noyes on March 5, 2017

Plans vs. Specifications: Which One Wins When Building a House?

All builders have two documents that guide them when building a house: the plans and the specifications. In a perfect world, those two documents seamlessly mesh together and support one another.

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Posted by Sherry Noyes on February 17, 2017

What You Need to Know About House Plans vs Specifications

Building a house from scratch is a tremendous undertaking. It requires you to make a seemingly endless parade of decisions about things you might not have thought much about before. One area of confusion for first-time home builders can be the difference between the house plans and the specifications.

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Posted by Sarah Powell on February 9, 2017

The Secret to Finding a Builder You Can Trust

When you build a new house or undertake a major home renovation, you spend a lot of time with builders and contractors. How can you be sure you’re getting the best person for the job?

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Posted by Sarah Powell on December 15, 2016