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Planning a Log Home

Building a log home requires a lot of pre-planning, from research to budgeting. Make sure you’re financially prepared for the building process, as well as knowledgeable on what goes into log cabin construction.

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    5 Fabulous Log-Home Communities: Finding a Place to Call Home

    Looking for a place to call home? Whether it’s a corner lot to call your own or the complete resort lifestyle, we’ve got you covered.

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    Financing a cabin with strangers

    What do you need to know?

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    Calculating How Much House You Can Afford

    Log Homes Illustrated’s financial expert helps you determine what your real budget should be.

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    Financing a Major Renovation

    Here are tips from an expert on how to get financing to fix up something you already own

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    8 Tips to Building a Low-Cost Cabin

    Working on a tight budget? If you plan creatively, it’s possible to get the features you want without sacrificing anything that matters. Here’s how.

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    5 Tips to Finding the Best Insurance Rates

    Licensed real-estate broker offers money-saving advice.

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    Financing a Facelift

    Financial expert tells you how to avoid the pitfalls of paying for a renovation

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    Expert Advice: 8 Money-Saving Planning Tips

    Architect tells you what you can do to save money in the long run by planning properly up front

  9. Working in 3D: Avoiding Cost Overruns

    Proper planning can keep you on budget and low on the anxiety scale

  10. Weaving Through the Mortgage Mayhem

    Today’s muddled mess on the mortgage front means you need to stay informed

  11. Financing Smarts: Avoid Predatory Lendors

    Log Homes Illustrated columnist says you can ask enough questions to protect yourself

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    15 Tips for Energy Savings

    An inefficient home can cost you tons of money for energy you don’t get to use, and it will make a big, and unnecessary, impact on the environment for generations of today and tomorrow. Save both kinds of green with this advice on design, appliances and more.

  13. 5 Financing Strategies for Log Home Construction

    You can avoid the mess created by the mortgage meltdown

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    Ask The Experts: Cabin Edition

    Popular magazine installment looks at vacation or getaway homes

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    Creating a Care-Free Cabin

    Don’t let your second home become a chore

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    Heavy Metal: Wrought iron accents

    Blacksmithing and log-building traditions go hand in hand

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    From Pesky Pariah to Pretty Product

    Invasive red cedar turns into furniture

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    25 Secrets To Success: Part IV

    Log Homes Illustrated gives you the info you’ll need to do this right

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    25 Secrets To Success: Part V

    The series from Log Homes Illustrated wraps up with the final 5 tips

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    Park lodges of yesteryear

    Some vacation log homes incorporate Parkitecture

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