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A spec home is one that a builder constructs without already having a buyer. He builds it on speculation. Spec homes are a good choice for buyers who don't want to have input at each point of construction and who want to... More »

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To find a local pond builder, seek out a certified aquascape contractor or similar professional by conducting a search through your local landscape contractors. You can find contractors in your local phone book or throug... More »

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To read a builder's floor plan more effectively, imagine yourself virtually walking through a complete, three-dimensional model of the home as you follow key sections of the plan. Understand the scale of the plan, and us... More »

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Mercedes Homes was a residential home builder based in Melbourne, Florida that began operations in 1983. It sold 35 homes in its first year. At the height of its operations, it sold 2,357 homes in 2007 and ranked as the ... More »

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An insulation R-value chart refers to a table that lists the levels of insulation recommended for different climates and for different areas in the home, according to Energy Star. Some R-value tables detail the specific ... More »

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The most accurate cost estimates for building a home come from professional consultation and price quotes, but online calculators are available to establish a rough estimate as a starting point. Calculators are available... More »

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Common problems with Atlas shingles are cracking, blistering, significant granule loss, loss of shingles in the wind, and water leaking that damages the framing or home interior. Most customer reviews state that the shin... More »

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