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Building Material Costs Outpacing Inflation

By Todd Fratzel on Construction Costs

Bad News for New Home Construction Market January 2013 – A recent article from the LA Times is painting a bad picture for builders this year. The cost of essential building materials are rising significantly and blowing past the cost of inflation. Combine this with the low appraisals that lenders are handing out and we’ve…

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Construction Estimating – Creating a Preliminary Budget

By Todd Fratzel on Construction Costs, Home Improvement Cost Savings

Construction Estimating Readers often email me asking how much a new home will cost to build. Construction estimating is a complicated process that takes years to refine. However, with a few basic guidelines a homeowner can create a preliminary budget for a new home. Land & Acquisition Fees Before we talk about the cost of…

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