Types of Home Construction

Home Buying and Home Ownership
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Learn about all of your construction options when you’re looking to build a new home. Understand the difference between custom and production homes, discover the rustic charm of log homes and the benefits of modular homes.

Home Construction Options

  • 55 Plus Housing

    The 55+ niche is vitally important to help ease the transitions between life stages. Builders are redefining what it means to relocate with age by providing more lifestyle options for the growing 55+ population.

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  • Custom Homes

    Custom builders create homes designed for each owner individually or from their own, private stock of designs.

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  • Log Homes

    Log and timber homes are healthier, organic, sustainable and environmentally friendly. Owners of log and timber homes report that coming home feels like going on vacation.

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  • Modular Building Systems

    A modular home is built in one or more sections in a factory, then transported and installed on a permanent foundation at the home site.

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  • Multifamily

    From young families just starting out to empty-nesters looking to downsize, multifamily homes are an increasingly popular option for U.S. households. These spaces include apartment buildings, condominiums, townhouses and mixed-use developments.

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  • Panelized Building Systems

    A panelized building system incorporates construction techniques that use advanced technology, quality materials and a controlled work environment to build energy-efficient homes in less time.

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  • Production Homes

    Production builders own the land they are building on and usually have a say in how the community has been developed and what sorts of amenities – trails, playgrounds, proximity to shopping, etc., are available.

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  • Timber Frame Homes

    If you have thought about buying and/or building a timber frame home, you are not alone. These beautiful custom homes provide the beauty and open design of truss construction combined with the warmth and energy efficiency of wood.

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