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4 Things I Hate About Our New Mascord Home
Custom home design sounds like a wonderful idea, doesn’t it? Well, it turns out that there are a few disadvantages. While I love almost everything about my home, there are a few things that I absolutely hate.
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How Do Construction Loans Work?
Mortgages are confusing enough, but construction loans? This type of financial product adds another layer of complexity to your new home project. If you’re wondering how a construction loan works, look no further. We’ll show you everything you need to know about this type of financing!
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How Do Builders Price New Homes?
There are two types of contracts that builders use - “fixed price” and “cost-plus.” We’ll show you the details of both so that you can make the right choice
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How to Plan the Perfect Shower
In new home designs, tiled showers are extremely popular. Unlike traditional fiberglass showers, a tiled shower gives you the opportunity to customize to your heart’s content.
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How Do Builder Allowances Work?
What Are Builder Allowances? Pros and Cons of Builder Allowances? Find out in this quick discussion about how they are used, and their benefits.
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Mascord House Plans on Apple TV
Mascord House Plans for Apple TV brings the Mascord collection of house plans to your living room! Browse fantastic designs, stunning photography and full screen images with your family and choose the right design to build.
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Calculating the Square Footage of Residential Homes
This is an explanation of how Alan Mascord Design Associates calculates the total square footage shown on house plans and custom home designs.
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Why You Shouldn't Seek Specifications for Colors You Find in Digital Images
When designing the home of your dreams, you want to be absolutely sure that everything you choose and order is the exact color it should be. You spent a lot of time meticulously choosing colors that coordinate perfectly, and you deserve them to be exactly what you expect. Here's one way to help ensure you're satisfied with the final results.
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A House Designer's Tips for Modifying a Home Plan
Once we know your preferences and needs, our staff can quickly find the house plan that’s closest to your “dream home.” With customization, our designers can turn that pre-designed home plan into the perfect house for your family.
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5 Tips for Choosing a Home Plan for Your Lot
At Alan Mascord Design Associates, Inc., we have a wide variety of home plans for all types of lots. Chances are we have the plans for your dream home. Following are a few tips to help you discover the perfect home plans for your lot.
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What Makes a Craftsman Home? [Infographic]
This infographic illustrates the telltale features of a Craftsman home, with some history on how this popular home plan style developed.
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Realizing Your Dream Home: Four Essential Factors in Deciding Where to Build
Which came first, the lot or the house plans? We recommend choosing a lot first and have compiled four important factors you should consider when choosing a lot for your dream home plan.
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2012 Clark County Parade of Homes Features Multiple Mascord Home Designs
Alan Mascord Design Associates (the design force behind Houseplans.co) is contributing luxurious homes and house plans to the Clark County Parade of Homes.
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How to Find Affordable House Plans in a Tight Economy
When budgets are tight, homeowners can't afford to buy expensive home plans. Here are some tips for finding affordable house plans.
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Choosing a Designer for Your Custom Home Design
For instance, Frank Lloyd Wright chose to build the Fallingwater house directly over a waterfall so the residents would always be able to enjoy the natural music the waterfall created. Don’t expect your designer to be quite that innovative, but do ensure that he or she has experience working with your type of property.
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How Easements Can Impact Your Home Plans
Here we discuss what easements are, how they affect your decision when choosing home plans, and the key to picking house plans within the limitations.
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Top 5 Benefits of Custom Home Designs
Get creative with your living space with a custom home design. Here are 5 benefits of making custom house plans instead of choosing a pre-designed home plan.
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How to Browse House Plans on Your iPad
Browsing through house plans is easier than ever with our new "Home Plan Finder" iPad App. You can sort through our pre-designed home plans from anywhere!
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Choosing Your House Plans: Pros and Cons of Basements
If you’re deciding whether a basement is right for your home, here are some pros and cons of house plans with basements.
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Common Features in Efficient Living House Plans
If you're considering going green with sustainable house design, here are the common features of green house plans.
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