Budgeting & Finances
As you begin the process of financing your log home, you will find that there are a few differences between log home construction and conventional building. From determining your budget to finding a lender and securing construction and mortgage loans, we cover everything you need to know in our log home budgeting and financing section.
Financing the Future
With a little preparation, your forever home — and the years of enjoyment that come with it — are within reach.
The Construction-to-Permanent Loan
The ins and outs of the most common (and advantageous) type of construction financing.
Deluxe to Ultra - Upgrades That Add Up
How a few design decisions can make a big difference – both in the feel and final price of your home.
The Value of a Competent Appraiser
A fair and just assessment of your log or timber home is essential for success.
Why it's important to talk about money.
Advantages of Local Banks vs. National Lenders
Keeping your financing close to home can have advantages.
Size Matters: De-Bunking the Square Footage Myth
A candid look at why choosing a home based on “price per square foot” won’t guarantee you’ll walk away happy — and what will.
This Book Is a Must for Anyone With Home Finance Questions
What Type of Bid is Right for Your Project?
Builders charge for their time and expertise. Here’s what it means to you.
Expert Answers to Your Most Frequently Asked Questions
When building a log home, it's only natural to have more than a few questions. Luckily, the experts at our Log & Timber Home Sh...
Our Go-To Resource for Log Home Appraising Information
Sometimes the difference between a fair appraisal and an unfair one is an informed appraiser.
7 Tips for Insuring Your Log Home
The time to reach out to your insurance agent is before you’ve purchased land, signed a contract or written a check to anyone. ...
Where Does the Money Go?
Golden Eagle Log & Timber Homes give you a general idea of just where your money is going when building your dream home.
How Much Do Log Homes Cost?
Planning to build your own log home? Follow these tips to allocate your overall budget.
Understanding Construction Loans
If you are like most people, you need to borrow money to build your dream home. Follow this basic guide to understanding constr...
What is a Two-Time Close Loan?
When planning for your dream log home, deciding between a one-time or two-time close can be confusing. Learn all you need to kn...
What Do You Need to Qualify for a Home Loan?
Getting a loan on your dream home is an important step in creating your own log home. Find out what you need to do to qualify.