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How Does a Construction Loan Work?
May 25, 2017 | admin-hippoadmin-hippo

When you build a custom home, you can’t get a traditional mortgage right away, since it requires an appraisal of a home that already exists. So, how can you finance a custom build? To enable home buyers to custom build, some lenders offer construction loans. A construction loan is a short-term loan that funds the building […]


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Building a Smart Custom Home
May 12, 2017 | admin-hippoadmin-hippo

Building a custom home gives you an unparalleled opportunity to take advantage of the latest and greatest in smart home technology. Consider what types of systems you’re interested in incorporating, either right away or in the future, early in the design process. This will allow you to discuss your ideas with your builder and plan […]


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First Meeting with Your Custom Home Lender
April 27, 2017 | admin-hippoadmin-hippo

When you begin to seriously consider building a custom home, a lot of questions naturally arise. While many people are familiar with the traditional mortgage process, you may not know what to expect when obtaining financing for a custom build—or even where to start. This article will go over your initial meeting with a lender […]


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Should I Build A Single-Story or Two-Story Home?
April 13, 2017 | admin-hippoadmin-hippo

When you decide to build a custom home, one of the first questions you need to ask yourself is whether your new home should have one or two stories. Each layout has its own advantages and disadvantages, so which is best for your family depends on your individual needs and priorities. Here are some reasons […]


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Financing for Your Custom Home
March 27, 2017 | admin-hippoadmin-hippo

If you’re thinking about building a custom home, you probably have questions about how to arrange financing. To help you understand how financing and building work together, here’s a basic outline of the process.   1. Meet with a lender. During your initial meeting with a lender, they will ask for information about your finances, […]


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