An Omaha Custom Home Builder's Blog

Do I Need Homeowners Insurance When Building a Home?

Posted by Holly Jones on Dec 13, 2018 12:43:00 PM

When it you’re building a new home, you’ve got a lot to keep in mind. There’s the layout, materials, finishes, paint color, and insurance. Sure, you knew you’d need homeowners insurance once you’ve moved into your new home, but what about during the building process? Do you need homeowner’s insurance while building a home? 

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Topics: Building Your Dream Home, First-Time Builder

Pros and Cons of Building vs. Buying

Posted by Elise Kloster on Dec 5, 2018 2:38:00 PM

Whether you decide to build a new home or buy an existing one, you’ll find your choice comes with both pros and cons. As the homeowner, you’ll have to decide what factors are most important for you and your family. Before you decide whether to build or buy, check out our guide to the pros and cons of each option. 

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Topics: First-Time Builder, Custom Homes

3 Reasons You Should Build a Custom Home

Posted by Holly Jones on Nov 29, 2018 3:24:00 PM

This blog article is part of Castle Brook Builders' Design and Build Process Series.

Moving to a new home can be an exciting process, but before you pack up and go, you need to decide what kind of house you want! If you've been considering building a custom home, these factors may help you decide to take the plunge and design your own dream house. 

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Topics: Custom Homes, Our Design & Build Process

How Does a Construction Loan Work?

Posted by Holly Jones on Nov 20, 2018 12:41:00 PM

Securing financing for your custom home can be intimidating, but being aware of your options is half the battle. A construction loan is the primary option when it comes to custom home building. Here are a few common questions and answers regarding construction loans. Remember to consult your custom home builder if you have any specific questions regarding the financing of your project. 

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Topics: Custom Homes, First-Time Builder

How Do I Get Financing to Build a Custom Home?

Posted by Elise Kloster on Nov 7, 2018 1:47:00 PM

If you’re planning on building a custom home, there are likely a number of questions on your mind. What neighborhood should I build in? How many bedrooms do we need? Who should I choose as my building partner? Before you get started, there is one critical question that needs to be addressed: how to get financing.

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Topics: Building Your Dream Home

First-Time Builder? Consider Customizing a Spec Home

Posted by Holly Jones on Nov 1, 2018 4:17:00 PM

Designing a custom home can be an exciting process, but for a first-time home builder, it can definitely be overwhelming! If you’ve decided to build new but don’t want the extensive involvement needed for custom home design, there’s another option available. Customizing a spec home allows you to have the best of both worlds: the flexibility of a custom home with the minimal hassle of buying of a model home.

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Topics: Building Your Dream Home, Spec Homes, Custom Homes

Moving to Omaha? Consider Customizing a Spec Home.

Posted by Elise Kloster on Oct 16, 2018 1:39:00 PM

Moving to a different city or state is a major process. If you’ve decided to relocate to the Omaha area, congrats! Moving to Omaha is an excellent decision. Now that you’ve chosen a location, it’s time to find your perfect home. Designing a custom home might be too much of an undertaking at this point, but have you considered customizing a spec home?

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Topics: Moving to Omaha, Spec Homes

5 Kitchen Trends That Will Change Your Life

Posted by Elise Kloster on Oct 3, 2018 12:50:12 PM

Can a kitchen change your life? We think so. A few of the newest, innovative kitchen trends are more than just fashionable – they can significantly improve your quality of life. These five kitchen conveniences will help you get more out of your home's most utilized space and improve its timeless accessibility

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Topics: Our Design & Build Process, Custom Homes

7 Things to Know About Omaha and Building a New Home

Posted by Holly Jones on Sep 28, 2018 1:04:00 PM

You've heard it before: location is everything. Before you decide on the location of your new home, here are seven things you need to know about Omaha. The city’s food, entertainment, and affordability make it an appealing location for families from all walks of life. You may just choose it as your next building site.

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Topics: Moving to Omaha, Build Location

How to Choose a Subdivision for Your Custom Home

Posted by Holly Jones on Sep 12, 2018 10:33:00 AM

If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a thousand times. Location is everything. While this is true when you are purchasing a home, it may be even more so when it comes to choosing where to build a new custom home. Choosing the best subdivision for you and your family is crucial to maximizing your investment and quality of life.

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Topics: Build Location