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ALL STATE HOMES WINS BUILDER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Dan Larson - Monday, March 25, 2019
ALL STATE HOMES WINS BUILDER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
All State Homes was one of 184 builders from across the country to win the prestigious Builder Achievement Awards in the Foundation Builders category, awarded by 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty. 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty is an industry-leading provider of new home structural warranties a ..

BUILDING ON YOUR OWN LOT IN HISTORICAL NEIGHBORHOODS

Dan Larson - Monday, March 18, 2019
BUILDING ON YOUR OWN LOT IN HISTORICAL NEIGHBORHOODS
The City of Tampa has designated Hyde Park, Seminole Heights, Tampa Heights and Ybor City as historical neighborhoods and provided District Overlays (https://www.allstatehomes.com/blog/what-is-zoning-and-why-does-it-matter-when-you-are-building-a-house-on-your-own-lot) with strict rules for ..

QUESTIONS TO ASK BEFORE YOU SELECT A BUILDER FOR A NEW HOME ON YOUR LOT

Dan Larson - Monday, March 11, 2019
QUESTIONS TO ASK BEFORE YOU SELECT A BUILDER FOR A NEW HOME ON YOUR LOT
The National Association of Home Builders has a list of questions (https://www.nahb.org/en/consumers/home-buying/questions-to-ask-your-homebuilder.aspx) to ask home builders before you select the company to build your dream home. We have listed the questions to ask the builder that apply to ..

PRIORITIZE YOUR NEEDS BEFORE YOU CHOOSE A FLOOR PLAN

Dan Larson - Monday, March 04, 2019
PRIORITIZE YOUR NEEDS BEFORE YOU CHOOSE A FLOOR PLAN
Chances are good that you had a floor plan in mind before you even bought a lot to build your dream home on. Maybe you walked through a model home in a new subdivision, or you found a plan online, or your friends have the perfect house and you want to duplicate it. Before you commit yoursel ..

WHAT IS A CONSTRUCTION TO PERMANENT LOAN?

Dan Larson - Monday, February 25, 2019
WHAT IS A CONSTRUCTION TO PERMANENT LOAN?
A construction to permanent loan (also called CPL loan) is one loan that allows you to finance the construction of the house and then converts to a permanent mortgage loan. It functions as a line of credit to pay for the construction costs at each stage of the building process, and you pay ..

THE RIGHT LOT CAN SAVE YOU MONEY WHEN YOU BUILD YOUR HOUSE

Dan Larson - Monday, February 18, 2019
THE RIGHT LOT CAN SAVE YOU MONEY WHEN YOU BUILD YOUR HOUSE
If you have not yet bought that perfect lot to build your dream house on, you may want to give some consideration to the following items that could save you money: Building in a flood zone will cost more. When you build a new home in a flood plain, the home has to meet a particular  ..

WHAT IS ZONING AND WHY DOES IT MATTER WHEN YOU ARE BUILDING A HOUSE ON YOUR OWN LOT?

Dan Larson - Monday, February 11, 2019
WHAT IS ZONING AND WHY DOES IT MATTER WHEN YOU ARE BUILDING A HOUSE ON YOUR OWN LOT?
Whether you are looking for a lot to build your house on, or you already own the lot, zoning will be an important item to take into consideration. Hillsborough County (https://www.hillsboroughcounty.org/en/businesses/zoning) describes zoning as “how land is currently being used and  ..

BUILDING A NEW HOME IN AN HOA COMMUNITY

Dan Larson - Monday, February 04, 2019
BUILDING A NEW HOME IN AN HOA COMMUNITY
If you are considering purchasing a lot in a community with an HOA (Home Owners Association) to build your new home, you may want learn as much as you can about the HOA. The HOA is usually responsible for maintaining the common areas of a community, such as the main entrance, swimming  ..

WHAT ARE IMPACT FEES?

Dan Larson - Tuesday, January 01, 2019
WHAT ARE IMPACT FEES?
Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impact_fee) defines impact fees as “a fee that is imposed by a local government within the United States on a new or proposed development project to pay for all or a portion of the costs of providing public services to the new development. Impact fee ..

WATER & SEWER OR WELL & SEPTIC?

Dan Larson - Tuesday, January 01, 2019
WATER & SEWER OR WELL & SEPTIC?
Site work is one of those areas of building a house that no one ever talks about after it is done because it is out of sight and out of mind. If you are lucky and the lot that you bought already has water and sewer lines there waiting for you to hook up your plumbing lines to them, cross t ..