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Steps for Building a Home

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  2. Find Lot or Land...
  3. Design...
  4. Build...
    And Enjoy!

From "Dream" to "Dream Home", the One Site for Homesites, is the nation’s premier marketing site for buyers and sellers of residential lots and land. With more than 250,000 residential lot and land listings and our depth of resources can assist you in finding just the right lot or land to be the home for your home – and also help you along the path to building that home of your dreams. We have online resources to advise you about financing the construction of your new home, finding the perfect house plans, hiring a builder, green home building trends and more. Then you can move on to building – and enjoying – your dream home!

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Checklist for Hiring a Builder:

Checklist for Hiring a Builder

What type of Homebuilder?

  • Are you interested in a production, custom or semi-custom home? Read about the differences between these types of homes and homebuilders, and what might be the right fit for you.
Home Construction

Turnkey Listings - Find a lot and a home:

  • Look for “Turnkey Listings” on to find lots that already have a builder that is ready to build your home for you. Buy a your home. Ready to search?
Turnkey Listings

Licensed Homebuilders:

Licensed Homebuilders

Pros and Cons of Being an Owner-Builder:

  • Are you considering building your own home? Good idea or bad? Here’s our take on the subject.
Pros and Cons of Being an Owner-Builder

Choosing Between New & Existing Homes

  • Should your next home be pre-owned, spec or built from the ground up? If you’re undecided, check out our article for some advice.
Choosing Between New & Existing Homes

Articles For Building A home


Construction, Lot and Land Loans: What Type of Loan Do You Need?

Buying land and building a new home can be an exciting experience, and if you plan to get financing you need to understand...

Land & Lot Loans: The Dirt on Financing Your Property Purchase

In our first article in this series we help you decide between loan types, and whether your situation means...

Why do Banks Treat Lot and Land Loans Differently?

From a borrower's perspective, it often is more difficult to get lot and land loans than it is for the same borrower...

8 Tips for Buying Lots and Land for a New Home

So you've decided you want to build your next home from the ground up. We've got eight "must-dos" before you buy that...

7 Land Buying Nightmares to Avoid

Whether you're buying a lot or land either as an investment or if you want a site to build your new home, you know that...

Tips for Subdividing Land

Learn to evaluate the risks and rewards of subdividing land into residential lots. In this first of three articles on the subject...

Production Homes vs. Custom Homes: The Differences and Benefits of Each

One of the most important decisions you have to make when planning or buying a new home is choosing the right builder...

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...

Today’s Homebuilding Trends

Homebuilders always are trying to find the right mix of features and design elements to draw in new home buyers, and this can...

Checklist for Hiring a Home Builder

Aside from finding and buying a lot for your new home, few decisions are as important as choosing your home builder. Whether you...

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...

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

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...

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...

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