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The Ultimate Site Plan Guide for Commercial Development Projects: Parking Lots, Commercial Construction

If you’re considering a commercial building project, you might be asking, “Where do I start?” This guide to site plans for commercial developments is an excellent starting point. Common questions about commercial site plans, also called commercial plot plans, are: What is a commercial site plan? What is the purpose of a site plan? What [...]

2020-05-04T01:37:55+00:00May 4th, 2020|Commercial Development Plans|0 Comments

The Ultimate Site Plan Guide for Residential Construction – Plot Plans for Home Building

There is a creative side to building a home and a practical side. It is essential to address both as you plan your beautiful new dwelling. This site plan guide covers one of the most important practical components of getting a home built. A quality, accurate site plan is necessary for every phase of the [...]

2020-04-08T23:15:54+00:00April 8th, 2020|Plot Plans|0 Comments

Are Shipping Container Homes just a Fad? Top 3 Reasons Container Homes Are Here to Stay

Finished shipping container homes start at about $25,000 for something very basic completed by someone handy. The upper end – well, there is no upper end. Luxury homes built with multiple containers can exceed $1 million. A shipping container home from Container Homes USA Fad or Here to Stay? When considering a shipping [...]

2021-02-04T10:53:35+00:00March 26th, 2020|Shipping Container Homes|1 Comment

How to Convert a Garage to Living Space: Cost, Permits, Garage Conversion Steps

The choice to convert a garage to living space a cost-effective option for a new bedroom suite, kid’s playroom, guest or rental apartment and other potential uses. This garage conversion guide is your roadmap for the project. It covers: - Overview and initial planning - Costs for typical projects and hiring a contractor - Engineering [...]

2020-01-23T10:16:49+00:00January 23rd, 2020|Garage Conversions, Garages|1 Comment

How Much Does it Cost to Build a New House: Itemized Costs in 2021

The cost to build a house includes a large number of components and variables based on site factors, design and materials. There’s a lot of information to tackle, but that’s what we’re here to do. You won’t find a more comprehensive, itemized list of costs for building a home from the initial site work on [...]

2021-01-19T01:14:40+00:00January 13th, 2020|Home Construction, Land Development|14 Comments

Land & Site Development Cost: What to Expect When Buying & Developing Land

How much does it cost to develop land for building, and what is involved? This guide to residential site development costs outlines the processes involved in separating a lot from a larger parcel and preparing it to build a house on. We’re talking about residential lot development costs; the process is usually more complex and [...]

2020-03-26T01:47:41+00:00January 7th, 2020|Land Development|0 Comments

20 Home Additions to Increase Your Home’s Square Footage

Home additions are a worthy investment and an excellent way to increase space for you and your family without having to move. They also provide a higher cost-value ratio compared to other renovation projects—however, this can vary depending on the addition and current market. One of the best things about a home addition is the [...]

How to get approval for your HOA or Condo Renovation – HOA Site Plans

Would you like to renovate your condo or home? There are two hurdles right out of the gate: Follow the rules outlined in the Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions (CC&Reviews). It is the legal document spelling out what changes you can make to your condo or house (site condo). Follow HOA guidelines for submitting a proposal, [...]

2019-09-19T08:08:44+00:00September 19th, 2019|HOA Permits|0 Comments