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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.

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Log Home Sacrifices
The Sacrifices of Building a Log Home
The log home journey isn’t a sprint; it’s a marathon. And as Sean Murphy and his family discovered in the sacrifices of building a log home, perseverance and patience go a long way to crossing the finish line.
Understanding Construction Loans
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?
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?
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.
HomeZada: The 21st Century To-Do List
The App That Will Keep You on Budget
The HomeZada app keeps you on budget during your log home renovation.
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Ditch Outdated Appliances to Save Energy
Replacing outdated appliances may be expensive, but your wallet and the environment will thank you in the long run.
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This Solar-Powered Water-Pumping System is Great for Off-Grid-Living
This product solves all problems of electricity and water, so you can continue to live as deep into nature as you please.
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What is a Structural Envelope and Why You Should Focus on It
Seal your home correctly to save money and energy with a structural envelope.
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9 Energy-Saving Tips to Maximize Savings
9 smart steps you can take to minimize your energy use and maximize your savings.
Time is Your Ally
Time is Your Ally: Why It's Smart to Wait to Build
The log home construction process can be tiresome, but there’s plenty to do while you’re waiting to build.
Smart Budget Strategies for Your Log Home
Smart Budget Strategies for Your Log Home
Simple but smart strategies to get the most bang for your log home buck.
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How to Buy Country Land for a Log Home
When you find the perfect land for your log home, know how much to pay.
Common Log Home Insurance Questions Answered
Common Log Home Insurance Questions Answered
Log home insurance expert Fred Roberts answers the most frequently asked coverage questions, so you can have the peace of mind ...
Creating an Affordable Log Home
Creating the Affordable Log Home
Here are some tips on how to build your dream log home without putting yourself in debt.
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Why Cheap Land Doesn't Mean An Inexpensive Build
There are reasons why the land might be cheap. Build your dream log home smart with these tips.
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Log Home Package/Kit Options
A la carte or all-inclusive — buying a log home starts with the parts of the log home package/kit.
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The Log Home Lending Landscape
If you’re applying for financing to build your log home, here’s what you can expect on the lending horizon.
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Planning for a Log Home Addition
Calculating a log home addition doesn’t have to be difficult. Follow these builder’s tips and you can score an A+.
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Money Matters
Sean Murphy shares the log home financial planning advice he wishes he’d paid attention to and offers some sound recommendation...
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What It Takes to Build Your Own Log Home
Should you hire a pro or build your own log home? Time and money will help you decide.