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Will Your Next Home Be Pre-Owned, Spec or Built from the Ground Up?

Your search for the American Dream. What to consider when choosing the path to your next home…  Most people dream of owning their own home at some point; that’s why it’s called the American Dream. All prospective buyers want to find the right home for their family and their lifestyle, but the way each of them get there can be very different. Do you buy an existing new (“spec”) home? A previously-owned home? Or do you build the home of your dreams from the ground up? If you’re ready to pursue the American Dream – for the first time or…

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Sell Land, Development Projects & Portfolios of Residential Lots with “Project Listings”

A frequent question we hear at LotNetwork.com is from sellers and their brokers asking how they should create their listings when selling residential development projects, land for development or multiple residential lots in bulk. Because LotNetwork.com was created to meet the needs of professionals in the homebuilding and residential real estate development industries, we have just the tools that are needed to help sellers market – and help buyers find! – these types of multi-lot and development property listings. A Common Need — Selling Multiple Lots or Development Projects It’s common for residential developers and homebuilders to need to sell…

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Finding the Right Business Partner to Improve Your Game in Real Estate, Homebuilding & Development

Most people in real estate and home building will consider at some point whether to team with a business partner. Let’s face it, sometimes it just does not make sense to try to do things on your own. And whether you’re embarking on a large-scale development project, building a single home or investing in your first real estate venture, the right business partner in the right situation could be the key to help you improve your game and your likelihood of success. Building partnerships can be a very broad topic (entire books and courses teach the subject), with a variety…

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Reach More Lot & Land Buyers: Upgrade Your MLS Listings on LotNetwork.com

Real estate agents…if you’ve got residential lot or land listings on MLS, do you find that they’re lost in a sea of listings for homes? Homes with beautiful bathrooms and updated kitchens?  LotNetwork.com’s “Auto-Upgrading” feature makes it easy for you to more successfully reach active lot and land buyers – because MLS may be great for selling homes but it’s not so great for selling lots and land. With the Auto-Upgrading feature you can automatically upgrade any of your syndicated MLS listings that are on LotNetwork.com to Premium or Featured Listings. It takes just seconds and you do not have to…

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10 Top Green Home Building Ideas

Green homes have come a long way in the last few decades, and green housing is quickly shifting from an “alternative” way of building to the mainstream…and it’s only growing greener. According to research conducted by McGraw-Hill Construction, green builds in the residential sector made up 17% of construction in 2011, totaling $17 billion in economic activity, and the residential green building market was expected to grow five-fold by 2016. And now it’s estimated that by 2018 62% of homebuilders will be building 60% or more of their new homes green — with 32% of those builders delivering 90% of their homes as…

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Being an Owner-Builder: Should You Build Your Own Home (Literally)?

Are you considering being an owner-builder? You’ve just bought the perfect piece of land and are ready to build your dream home. Most people will use a licensed general contractor (a “GC”) to build their home from the ground up.  But some people – those who wish to be an “owner-builder” or “owner-contractor” – will plan to physically build the house themselves. Opinions seem to be pretty mixed about whether it makes sense to be an owner-builder. It’s safe to say that being an owner-builder can be like an adventure – where you may have good, bad and unexpected experiences….

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9 Benefits of Working with a Licensed Builder

There are many benefits of working with a qualified, licensed builder when building a new home. It’s safe to say that building a new home – possibly one of the biggest investments you’ll make in your life – is one place that you want to be very careful about cutting corners. It’s true that the economic downturn has caused just about everyone to look for ways to save money. Whether it’s haggling for the best deal or even coupon clipping, there may be ways to save money with anything you buy. But what if you are planning to build a home?…

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Top Apps for Builders & Developers – Build Homes with a Smartphone

  If you’re a homebuilding industry pro, there are some great Apps that can help revolutionize your project management, bring client presentations to a new level, access a wealth of construction information and generally make your life easier. These Apps literally bring the tools to your fingertips. We reviewed hundreds of Apps to find the best Apps for builders and developers, to help you and your clients 1) evaluate land for new homes and development projects, 2) manage the construction and homebuilding process and 3) build a “Digital Toolbox” for handling tasks while on a site. The good news is…

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