Everything Worth Knowing about Ground-Up Construction versus Buying an Existing Home: Part 2

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There’s an old adage that new homes take twice as long and cost twice as much to build, but the truth is that it really depends on all the factors we covered in the first of this two-part series. If it makes sense to build, let’s cover the seven challenges this option presents. 1. Managing expectations Unless you’re working with a limitless budget, compromise in some capacity is inevitable. The best way to set yourself up for success with a

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Everything Worth Knowing about Ground-Up Construction versus Buying an Existing Home

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Building your own home from scratch holds a lot of allure You get the floor plan and style you want, brand spanking new. But the reality is that building from scratch can turn into a full-time job—it’s not for the faint of heart. The decisions and potential problems that can waylay moving into your dream home are endless. Of course, knowledge is power, and being as prepared as possible upfront  is the best way of deciding if building your own custom

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3rd Annual San Francisco Building Boom

  Friday, September 18th I had the pleasure of attending the 3rd Annual San Francisco Building Boom presented by the San Francisco Association of REALTORSⓇ, a panel discussion of the new residential building projects transforming our city. Please listen to the discussion here and enjoy!   Are you getting my monthly San Francisco newsletter? You can subscribe here. Meredith Martin is a Broker Associate at Paragon Real Estate Group and can be reached at Meredith@OpeningDoors.me

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