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Production Home Help Needed

My husband and I are thinking about having a home built -- a production home -- in one of the many subdivisions in our growing area. We have purchased a home before (and sold it later; not in our current area) but it was older and had been flipped. What do we need to know about the production home process? [more inside]
posted by danielle the bee on Mar 9, 2014 - 9 answers

Neighbor rebuilding shared fence--do I have any responsibility?

My neighbor has expressed a desire to rebuild the wooden fence between our houses. We share one side of the fence with her, and it's definitely in need of repair--warped boards, aging, etc. Should she be fully responsible for paying for the fence, since it was her idea to fix it? Or should we contribute some money since we share one side of the fence? [more inside]
posted by starkraven on Apr 2, 2013 - 36 answers

Building a house to accommodate pain and disability

Everything I do, all day, every day, hurts. The more I do things that are painful, the more the pain snowballs. We're going to build a house that we hope will help reduce the accumulation of pain, and maybe even let me recover a little. Help me make sure I'm covering all the bases in house design accommodations. [more inside]
posted by galadriel on Feb 13, 2013 - 35 answers

How to ground my home electrical in accordance with code?

Help me understand the national electric code with regard to rewiring and updating several rooms in my 1940s-era house. [more inside]
posted by JohnFredra on Dec 6, 2011 - 8 answers

I want to build a Monolithic dome home! (I think)

I want to build a Monolithic dome home! (I think) [more inside]
posted by no bueno on Jul 26, 2011 - 22 answers

first time builder in canberra

Two home building questions. Firstly for those who have built, with the wisdom of hindsight, what things did you forget that you wished you had had included or for that matter extra stuff you paid for but wouldn't now. Secondly any recommendations for builders in Canberra Australia, in particular ones good at sticking to a budget. [more inside]
posted by katelizabeth on Jan 22, 2011 - 12 answers

I want a small but custom home

I wish to build a small, custom home in a rural setting. I've tried to research small, rustic homes but I end up seeing teeny, tiny places. No thanks. [more inside]
posted by private_idaho on Aug 25, 2010 - 7 answers

Resources for homeowners-to-be

What are your favorite resources for homeowners? [more inside]
posted by Tu13es on May 18, 2010 - 11 answers

What should we know about homebuilding before we start?

We've never built a home before. Help us not look or act like n00bs! [more inside]
posted by Aleen on Dec 21, 2009 - 14 answers

Bought a piece of land, about the build a house. Have some questions.

Bought a piece of land, about the design a house. Have some questions regarding materials. [more inside]
posted by willy_dilly on Oct 29, 2009 - 5 answers

The good life can be wherever you decide to make it

I would like to build a house . . . just for fun . . . on paper or online. [more inside]
posted by Sassyfras on Feb 13, 2009 - 6 answers

Non-traditional building supply sources?

I'm planning a home addition but would like peruse building material sources beyond what's available in consumer hardware stores. What sources do architects and contractors use for non-standard windows and other items? Is there a McMaster-Carr-equivalent for building materials? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Jan 30, 2009 - 4 answers

Has the cost of home building gone up or down?

I'm going to be building a modest split-level home this spring – 1900 sqft – in Madison, WI. Should I expect the cost of materials to be lower or higher than it was to build the exact same house 6 months ago? [more inside]
posted by BirdD0g on Apr 22, 2008 - 10 answers

Boston area home builders?

Can anyone recommend a good contractor / home builder in the Boston / Metrowest area? [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Apr 25, 2006 - 6 answers

Buying a newly built home

What are some advantages and disadvantages of buying a newly built home? [more inside]
posted by ND¢ on Feb 2, 2006 - 19 answers

Is it cheaper to buy a house or build one from scratch?

Is it cheaper to buy a house or build one from scratch? [more inside]
posted by designbot on Nov 14, 2005 - 18 answers

DIY Bed

Hey, look at this awesome bed. I want one, but sadly they cost a million euros each. Approximately. So: the pdf brochure on the site basically has enough information to build the bed yourself - it's just a simple wood frame and a couple cushions. How much would it cost to have someone built that for me, and who would I ask? I live in LA, if it matters.
posted by lbergstr on Jun 9, 2004 - 20 answers

New Home Networking

You are building a new home. What networking will you provide between your office/computer/router and a media closet in your living space? Between your office and a living room desk? Between that desk and the media closet? Details ? [more inside]
posted by Dick Paris on Feb 3, 2004 - 6 answers

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