I was sitting in my four season’s porch one Sunday afternoon with a friend who is building a home. She proceeded to tell me of how her builder has gone over budget again. Hearing this, I think back to the agreement set up with my builder. I explained to her each key point covered in my contract.
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While decorating around the house for the upcoming holiday season the other day my wife, Jenny, noticed that several of our windows had frost on the bottoms of them and asked the question that I get several times each winter, “Why do we have frost on the bottoms of our windows? Our house is only 6 years old.” And so being the “builder” of the home I had to respond, or get put on the naughty list this year.
Building a new home can be so exciting and with the rising energy costs and environmental agencies pushing for eco-friendly housing, more and more people are interested in green building construction. Energy efficiency is important to home owners, as no one wants to throw money out the window for utilities when there are ways to cut costs. Green construction builders care about the environment and your pocketbook when it comes to indoor air quality, water conservation, and green building materials.
Building your own home is certainly a blessing. As a homeowner you probably have had a great time choosing your home and decorating your home to the style you have chosen, but have you really taken the time to truly make your home unique. Do you want to express certain characteristics that make a statement about your personality? If so, know that it is truly possible with some thought and effort. You can make your home truly unique in its design and in its décor. It’s all in the details!
While home ownership offers many advantages to most people, it may not be the right path for everyone. Buying and owning your own house is more than just being able to come up with the down payment – it requires a commitment of time, money, and maintenance. It does offer many financial advantages over giving your money to a landlord each month. Let’s take a look at some of the differences, advantages, and disadvantages or both buying and owning a home and renting an apartment or house.