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As you can imagine, there are many moving parts that are coordinated when constructing a home.  We don’t expect you to be construction experts, however we do like to inform you as to what to expect over the initial weeks and latter months.  There are 5 main steps that have to be completed in order to deliver a new construction home, all of which are all outlined below.  Each of the steps contain an overview of all the sub processes that make them up.

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By Lew Sichelman / United Feature Syndicate

Originally published in the Orlando Sentinel, Sunday, September 23, 2001

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WASHINGTON – Building or buying a house is nothing if not an emotional roller coaster. But the trick to bringing your ride to successful conclusion is to try to even out the peaks and valleys.

The way builder- educator Tom Stephanie describes it in his seminars for builders and buyers, the journey typically starts out on a high note as you through the preliminaries of finding the area where you want to live, picking a particular subdivision or neighborhood and choosing a model or design.  Then the bottom tends to drop out as you pick your options and figure out how much it will cost. You plummet quickly from feeling of excitement to shock or anger. Some people give up. But those who decide to keep going often find that the trip starts to level off as they sign the contract and are approved for financing.

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Cape Coral is a very unique area with many scattered residential building lots.  Each lot is different and will require various amounts of site preparation in order to get the site ready for the construction of your new home. Site preparation costs vary greatly depending on lot conditions. Below are 3 things you should be considerate of when building a home in Cape Coral, Florida.

 

 

 

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Lucky photo collageRed, White, and Boom is Cape Coral’s way of coming together as a community to celebrate the 4th of July. July 4th is the day we celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence and America’s freedom from Great Britain. On July 4, 1776 America was born, making this year America’s 240th birthday! Woohoo! Okay, that’s your history lesson for the day 🙂

Sposen Signature Homes will be participating in Cape Coral’s Red, White, and Boom this year. The event starts at 5 PM and lasts until 10 PM. Fireworks are scheduled for launch at 9:30 PM. Our stand will be open the entire length of the event and we will showcase a photo booth, where you can take as many pictures as you’d like with your friends and family for FREE! We will also give you a printed copy of your photos for FREE! If you would like to make your own additional copies you will be able to download and print them yourself from https://yourluckybooth.smugmug.com/. This website will also allow you to order wall art, 4×6 prints, and various keepsakes of your prints such as buttons, mugs, key tags, stickers, and more…

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SPICA COLOR TRANSITIONAL 3 CAR VERSION 11X17All homes are designed, but few homes are designed well, there are many things to consider when building a new construction home that help to increase its overall value.  As a general rule you should always consider ceiling and door heights as well as quality general finishes. Higher ceiling and door heights will always get higher values.  Finishes should be neutral and work within a variable taste spectrum to ensure top home resale.  Beyond that, here are a few more specific considerations.

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Professional meets Personal

teamAt Sposen Signature Homes, we want you to feel like part of our family! We have created an amazing team of professionals that we think you’re going to love. Many of our clients have to opportunity to meet our General Contractor, Thomas Kimble, and ask him any new construction homebuilding questions they might still have. While many of our clients know “Tom”, we wanted to focus on a side of him that they may not have an opportunity to see right away! Continue reading ..

On Jan. 22 to 24, Jan. 29 to 31, and Feb. 5 to 7, Sposen Signature Homes will be highlighted as part of the Cape Coral Construction Industry Association (CCCIA) Builder’s Showcase. This three-weekend event is scheduled to run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Continue reading ..

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Veterans Day

veterans dayWith the month of November just underway, everyone at Sposen Signature Homes has been focused on Veterans Day. The Nov. 11 holiday celebrates “Armistice Day”, or the end of World War I. In fact, it wasn’t until 1954 that Armistice Day was renamed “Veterans Day” and the holiday became a day to recognize veterans of all wars, not just World War I (and that’s your history lesson for the day).

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A Home Construction Loan Helps You Realize Your Dreams

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When planning the construction of a new home, visions of spa-like master baths, chef-inspired kitchens, and enough closet space to fill a boutique may dance through your head, but before you can enjoy all of that, you need to plan for financing. Key questions to ask yourself when planning for the financing of a new home build include:

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At today’s Board of County Commission meeting, one hundred-plus building industry executives, business owners and workers took time out of their busy work schedules to stand up for the industry’s efforts to keep impact fees at a reduced rate.  Led by Lee Building Industry Association’s (BIA) president Victor duPont, the assembly stood to be recognized.  It was an impressive sight!  In collaboration with the Lee BIA, Team Lee and the Cape Coral Construction Industry Association, we were able to make our statements in favor of keeping impact fees low; for the industry to keep working toward sustainability and in favor of the affordability of housing.

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