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CONSIDER THE TREES ON YOUR LOT WHEN YOU PICK A SPOT FOR YOUR HOUSE
CONSIDER THE TREES ON YOUR LOT WHEN YOU PICK A SPOT FOR YOUR HOUSE

Unless you picked your lot for farming too, chances are good that you liked the lot because of the trees and landscaping. A grand oak tree that has been there over 100 years can be really beautiful and provide lots of shade. But if that grand oak is in the middle of the lot, near… Continue reading CONSIDER THE TREES ON YOUR LOT WHEN YOU PICK A SPOT FOR YOUR HOUSE

REPUTATION MATTERS WHEN YOU HIRE A HOME BUILDER
REPUTATION MATTERS WHEN YOU HIRE A HOME BUILDER

The rule of thumb when you are buying anything expensive is to “get three quotes and check references.” If you are planning to build a house on your own lot, you probably want to go one step further and make a checklist: How long has the builder been in business? Is the builder financially stable?… Continue reading REPUTATION MATTERS WHEN YOU HIRE A HOME BUILDER

GUIDE FOR BUYING LAND AND BUILDING A HOUSE,
GUIDE FOR BUYING LAND AND BUILDING A HOUSE, PART TWO

You are pretty sure that you want to buy your own lot and build a house on it. What is the next step? We have put together a list of articles to get you started: Financing: What is a construction to permanent loan Buying Land: How to pick the right lot: How to choose the… Continue reading GUIDE FOR BUYING LAND AND BUILDING A HOUSE, PART TWO

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GUIDE FOR BUYING LAND AND BUILDING A HOUSE, PART ONE

Affordable single family homes in the Tampa Bay area are a hot commodity these days. If you have grown weary of searching for that perfect house, you might consider purchasing an empty lot or a lot with a teardown and building your dream home instead. We put together a list of articles to help you… Continue reading GUIDE FOR BUYING LAND AND BUILDING A HOUSE, PART ONE

ALL STATE HOMES WINS BUILDER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
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 and systems and appliances coverage for new and existing homes. According to… Continue reading ALL STATE HOMES WINS BUILDER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

BUILDING ON YOUR OWN LOT IN HISTORICAL NEIGHBORHOODS
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 with strict rules for new structures. Ybor City and Tampa Heights still have some beautiful, affordable vacant lots, as well as lots with teardowns available. So how do you navigate the requirements to build a… Continue reading BUILDING ON YOUR OWN LOT IN HISTORICAL NEIGHBORHOODS

QUESTIONS TO ASK BEFORE YOU SELECT A BUILDER
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 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 building a home on your own lot in Florida, along with the All State Homes response to each question: Will… Continue reading QUESTIONS TO ASK BEFORE YOU SELECT A BUILDER FOR A NEW HOME ON YOUR LOT

: PRIORITIZE YOUR NEEDS BEFORE YOU CHOOSE A FLOOR PLAN
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… Continue reading PRIORITIZE YOUR NEEDS BEFORE YOU CHOOSE A FLOOR PLAN

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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 interest on… Continue reading WHAT IS A CONSTRUCTION TO PERMANENT LOAN?

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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… Continue reading THE RIGHT LOT CAN SAVE YOU MONEY WHEN YOU BUILD YOUR HOUSE