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Category Archives: Custom Home Building

Designing Your Home

Welcome to Step 8 of building a home from scratch.  This has been the most enjoyable step for us and it was in no small part to the designer we had working for us, Greg Godsey from Heritage Restorations. Step 8:  Home Design Home design can sometimes be handled in-house by the builder’s team. However, you …

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Interviewing Builders in Northern Virginia

In the Army we had a saying, “Hurry up and wait.” Many times you have to do things quickly, only to find yourself waiting around until you get orders to do another thing quickly.  That’s how building a home can be. If you want to move in to your home by a certain date, …

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Feasibility Period for Land Contracts

Step 6:  Feasibility Study Check out this beauty!  It’s a Footprint Certification Plat that the soil experts at JT Frazier and the septic design company, Nokesville Design, put together to submit to Fairfax County.  They also worked with a survey company, Schools and Townsend, for the boundary and topographic information.  As you can tell, …

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Building on Raw land in Fairfax County

When we first moved to Fairfax County we knew that homes in this area easily average in the $500,000 – $750,000 range…for starter homes! My family and I spent a few Saturdays looking at homes and we narrowed it down to three options: 1. Buy a nice, newer home in Willowsford, located in Ashburn. The …

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