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Enjoy browsing our popular collection of affordable and budget-friendly house plans! When people build a home in this uncertain economy, they may be concerned about costs more than anything else.
They want to make sure that they can afford the monthly mortgage payment. With that in mind, we proudly present a nice selection of affordable, budget house plans with your wallet in mind.
Most of these affordable home designs have a modest square footage and just enough bedrooms for a small family. Costly extras are minimized with these affordable home plans, and the overall home designs are somewhat simple.
The homes' exterior styles are nicely varied and attractive. We hope you will find the perfect affordable floor plan that will help you save money as you build your new home.
  If you’re looking for a unique and eye-catching home, a modern house plan might be exactly what you seek. Instead of just being a home, modern house plans offer a sculptural and artistic statement. This style is ideal for … Continue reading

  Craftsman House Plan 1020-00333   How are you ever supposed to choose one house plan when there are 17,000+ unique options? Deciding upon the perfect house plan is the first of many important and difficult decisions as you enter … Continue reading

Constructed by Alcovy Builders, this home build features beautiful design finishes and great vision by the homeowners themselves when building from one of our house plans. Right away, you’ll notice the change from a front loading garage to a side … Continue reading

  We see a lot of houses working at America’s Best House Plans and we fall in love with new ones every single day. Our staff spends hours daily exploring our 17,000+ plans in order to give you the best … Continue reading

Whimsical, stylish, and inspired by elements found in other housing styles, Bungalows and Cottages are less like the Hansel and Gretel house we tend to think of and more like the most charming house on the block. In fact, if … Continue reading

At America’s Best House Plans, we are always looking for ways to upgrade our business and create an easier, more helpful experience for our customers. We hear your suggestions. We’ve collected your ideas. We know what you want and we’ve … Continue reading

  The needs and wants of today’s homebuilders are changing, as more and more people want specific features in their new homes that bring convenience, comfort, and privacy. Some of the most popular features we’ve seen a rise in house … Continue reading

  The more information, the better! There are countless options when choosing the details of your dream home. As you start to make decisions about what to include in your new home, you most likely focus on the number of … Continue reading

  The essence of a barn invokes strong nostalgic memories of hardworking farmers, simpler times working the land to care for one’s family, and the comfort of strong family ties. Drawing from this inspiration has made living in a barn … Continue reading

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You’ve been dreaming about a custom home for years. Now, you’re finally ready to build it on a piece of real estate that provides a level of privacy and autonomy you can’t find in your average subdivision. It’s hugely exciting and more than a little daunting. Building a quality custom home is a big project and obviously requires a substantial commitment both in terms of time and finances.

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Some companies would have you believe that if you’ve got a computer, a phone, a calendar, and some paper, you’ve got all the tools you need to be your own general contractor and build your dream home.

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The Internet is vast, but you don’t have to search very far to find scathing reviews from frustrated UBuildIt customers. And it’s not hard to understand why.

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For many, owning a dream home means building a custom house that meets every need, both aesthetic and practical. While a wide range of options can be wonderful, they usually translate to more money and more time.

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I've written about this before, but there are two basic types of homebuilding contracts: cost plus and fixed price. I'm going to address a key exception in the fixed-price contract that you need to be aware of and understand before you sign it.

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I recently heard a gentleman who was acting as his own builder say something that gave me pause. He said the company he hired to help him be his own builder told him the city or county building inspector is his quality control department.

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Building a custom home is not for everyone. I know, a builder shouldn't say such things, right? But from a builder's perspective, there are certain clients whom we've learned should never have taken on the challenge of building a custom home. It was not the best investment of their valuable time and treasure, and it's important to realize that up front.

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If you're buying a used car or used house or bidding at an auction, it's probably smart to keep your cards close to your vest and not reveal your budget. That's just good negotiating strategy when dealing with a transactional-style seller.

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You found a house plan that looks great online. It has an attractive exterior and the right number and kind of rooms. The overall size is actually a bit smaller than what you had envisioned, so it should be well within your budget to build.

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You have a house plan you've fallen in love with. You own your land. You're ready to find a builder and start building your dream home. Problem is, you've been to every reputable builder you can find, and every one of them has said the cost to build that home is outside your budget.

  Choosing A House Style   Deciding on the perfect house plan can be a difficult task because the choices and options are endless. From the amount of square footage to the number of bedrooms to whether to include a … Continue reading

Sometimes the saying really is true: bigger is better. Families across the United States are finding that the benefits of 4 bedroom homes offer more flexibility by adding rooms, more amenities, and more value in a possible resale. Four bedroom … Continue reading