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Budgeting & Finances

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    10 Questions to Ask Your Lender

    10 questions you should ask a lender before starting a construction loan and signing a purchase agreement

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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

  14. Five Basic Loan-Program Questions

    Here are critical topics you need to cover when shopping for long-term mortgages

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    Planning Makes Perfect: 7 Financial Strategies to Making Your Dream Home a Reality

    Here are 7 strategies that have been utilized by people who have successfully financed a log home

  16. Standard plan revision: Save money, get what you want

    The editors of Log Homes Illustrated detail for you how to adjust a standard plan instead of creating a custom plan

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    4 Tips for Landscaping on a Budget

    The editor of Horticulture magazine gives us four ideas that can help you save money

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    3 Cash-Saving Opportunities: Planning, Labor, Construction

    Country’s Best Log Homes says there are places to look if you need to trim some budget

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    Cabin Building Tips: Building a Cost-Effective Log Cabin

    From choosing the perfect site to selecting finishing materials, this builder and home-decor guru give their best advice on how to build on a budget.

  20. How To: Cut Costs on Your Cabinetry Purchase

    5 Ways to Save Money on Cabinetry Use these tips to cut down on your cabinetry costs by: Sara Brown | Log Home Design 1: Choose oak or hickory instead of maple or cherry. More common wood types typically equal a lower price tag. 2: Pick a simple door and drawer style over an elaborate […]

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