Building, Buying, Owning & Remodeling a Home

Everything you need to know about buying, financing, building, maintaining or remodeling your home is right here. This section guides you through every stage of homeownership and helps you understand more about home building and the environmental and community growth issues facing our neighborhoods. Whether you’re a current or prospective home owner, or just interested in home building — there’s something for everyone.

Building, Buying, Owning & Remodeling a Home

  • Buying or Building Your Home  (18 items)
    Learn about home buying and building a new home with resources and advice to help you become a more educated consumer.
  • Financing Your Home   (7 items)
    Learn about home financing basics from getting a mortgage to settlement and closing.
  • Floor Plans  (go to item)
    Stay abreast of design trends and learn what’s new in today’s market from floor plans to the finished product.
  • Green Building & Energy Efficiency   (8 items)
    Learn about cost-effective, sustainable building and remodeling, and find a Certified Green Professional to help you create your green dream home.
  • Home Maintenance  (26 items)
    Learn about routine maintenance, energy efficiency, safety and more in order to protect your investment and properly care for your home.
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  • Remodeling  (5 items)
    Home Improvement 101: how to select the right remodeler, living with your project, and more.
  • Work with a Certified Professional  (6 items)
    Learn how you can benefit by hiring a builder or remodeler with an NAHB educational designation.