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Building Your Own Home? Here’s How to Create a Smart Budget

When it comes to building your custom home on your new land, you may be surprised at just how many moving parts there are to keep track of. From having your land cleared, to finding the best contractor, to pouring over your home plans and blueprints that are piling up, it can seem as though there is never any downtime when you are constructing a home. 
 
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Spring and Summer Events Not to Miss in Tucson: Part Two

The city of Tucson has a large population of college-aged young adults, retired seniors, and military personnel. Every year Tucson has been attracting more people choosing to make Tucson their permanent home because Tucson is one of the most eventful and exciting places to live in the United States. We have world-class annual events that attract people by the thousands to Tucson year after year, and significant cultural, artistic, and seasonal events that make the Old Pueblo such a unique and amazing place to live. 
 
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Time to Convert "Paper Plats" into Custom Lot Subdivisions

In 2002 - 2007, the run-up years before the real estate recession, land developers were buying well-located acreage for the purpose of developing vacant lot subdivisions. This was a costly and time-consuming process that took between one and two years to complete and required planning, engineering, platting, all the while working closely with local municipalities to satisfy the many subdivision laws and requirements. 
 
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Smart Landscaping for Southern Arizona: Part Two

There is no shortage of gorgeous greenery here in southern Arizona, even if this is a remarkably hot desert climate! Everyone knows that cacti are the signature plant species of Arizona, but the Old Pueblo is a terrific host to a large variety of plants that are not only drought-resistant but also make desert landscaping so unique and beautiful. 
 
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Smart Landscaping for Southern Arizona: Part One

Though there are times of great rainfall in Tucson (hello, monsoon season!), for the most part, Tucson is a very dry and very hot climate. It can seem like it is impossible to get anything green to grow here in Southern Arizona except for brush and cacti, but the truth is that there are plenty of great ways to add some lively greenery to your new home construction land that will make you excited to get outdoors. 
 
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Builder Upgrades to Invest In (and Avoid)

You have found the perfect plot of land, and now it is time to let your imagination soar. What type of home do you want to build on that property? What home features do you want to include that you do not have in your current home? Though some new lot owners will choose a custom build, the majority will select a design that is pre-made by a builder and adjusts it to suit their needs. 
 
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Building Your New House? There’s an App for That!

You’ve bought the land, cleared the brush, and hired the contractor of your dreams to help you build a brand-new home from the ground up. There are a million steps from this point to completion, but I know that you have it all under control.

 

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Building an Energy Efficient Home From the Ground Up

The very best thing about buying your piece of land and building the home of your dreams is that you have complete control over what kind of house you want to build. Every element of your newly-designed home has to planned for, and that means having a lot of long, detailed conversations with your builder to ensure that your home turns out exactly as you want. 
 
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