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Home Buying & Building Information

AHBA strives to supply the homeowner and home buyer with useful information regarding the current housing market, homebuilding trends, home safety and maintenance, and many other interesting topics. You may print these articles out or save copies to your home computer for future reference.

How to Choose a Builder
Want to build a home and not sure where to start? This article will give you ideas on how to find the builder that's right for you and your needs. Click here to read this article.

Checklist for Hiring a Builder or Remodelor
Use this checklist to help you select a builder or remodeler to work on or build your home. Click here to read this article.

Shopping for a Builder: Find Your Perfect Match
If you're in the market for a new home, you should shop for your builder as carefully as you shop for your home. Click here to read this article.

Build Local. Build Better. Build with a Member of AHBA.
When you are looking to buy or build a new home, it is important to ensure the builder is a professional who is licensed, insured and LOCAL. Click here to read this article.

Is Self Contracting Worth the Risk?
Nearly every American dreams of building their own home one day, but to literally do it yourself is not as easy as it may sound. There are many factors to weigh when considering self-contracting. Click here to read this article.

Beware of Being Your Own Home Builder
Your home is likely the single largest investment you will make in your lifetime, and not hiring a professional home builder could be a costly mistake for many reasons - financial, emotional, and physical. Click here to read this article.


Mortgage Basics
A mortgage is a long-term loan that uses real estate as collateral and is commonly used for buying a home. This article covers all the basics of mortgage loans. Click here to read this article.

Financing Your First Home
Buying your first home can be very exciting, but financing your home purchase can be a daunting experience. Do your research and shop carefully to ensure you find exactly what you want and need. Click here to read this article.

A Few Questions to Ask Before You Buy
Here are some things to ask a builder or real estate agent before closing on the sale of a new home. Click here to read this article.

Smart Home Selling Tips
Make sure your home is presented in its most attractive light in order to attract offers from potential buyers. Click here to read this article.


Homeownership Tax Advantages
Buying a home is one of the smartest purchases you can ever make. One reason is that homeownership has many positive tax implications. Click here to read this article.

Homeownership Can Bring Big Savings at Tax Time
Buying a home offers tax savings that can add up to tens of thousands of dollars over several years. Click here to read this article.

Tax Benefits of Energy Efficient Home Improvements
Making small changes in your home can lead to big savings on your energy bill and taxes. Click here to read this article.


How to Speak Remodeling
Understanding the terminology your professional remodeler is using can be very helpful to ensure you get the finished project you want. Click here to read this article.

How to Live with Your Remodeling Project
Remodeling can be a bit more difficult than building a home because your family has to LIVE at the construction site! Here are some tips to make it easier. Click here to read this article.

For even more helpful articles on buying or building a home, visit www.nahb.org/forconsumers.

Annual Parade of Homes

The Acadian Home Builders Association's Parade of Homes showcases the latest and greatest in home building trends and the freshest ideas in architecture, floor plans, building materials, interior design, fixtures, and appliances. Square footage and price points range from starter homes to palatial estates.

Click here for more info!