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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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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.
What to Expect When You're Expecting to Build a Log Home
What to Expect When You're Expecting to Build a Log Home
This free, one-hour webinar, led by log home expert, engineer and educator Alex Charvat and Log Home Living editor Donna Peak w...
7 Surprising Ways to Save on Your Electricity Bill
7 Surprising Ways to Save on Your Electricity Bill
We all know you should always turn the lights off when you leave a room … or should you? Read on for unexpected tricks to cut d...
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...
How to Pick the Perfect Piece of Land
How to Pick the Perfect Piece of Land
Looking for the perfect plot for your log home? These 5 tips will help make buying land easier than ever.
3 Ways to Conserve Water and Lower Your Bill
3 Ways to Conserve Water and Lower Your Bill
The average American uses 25,300 gallons of water each year. Reducing your water usage will not only lower your monthly bill, i...
How to Ensure Your Windows are Eco-Friendly
How to Ensure Your Windows are Eco-Friendly
The windows in your log home likely frame one of your favorite features: the view. But they also can be top energy wasters. The...
How to Heat and Cool Your Log Home Efficiently
How to Heat and Cool Your Log Home Efficiently
Heating and cooling systems account for more than half of your home’s electricity consumption. The more efficient your systems ...
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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.
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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Planning Your Dream Home with Log & Timber Home Living
Learn everything you need to know about planning your dream log and timber home.
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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 more tips
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30 Secrets of Affordable Design | Budget-Saving Log Home Design Ideas
Cut log home-building costs without sacrificing the overall value of your home with these secrets of affordable design.