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The Value of Building with Our House Plans
If you are shopping on this website, there is no doubt you have made the decision to build a new house rather than buy an existing home. Chances are you have decided to build a home to ensure you can have the home of your dreams, in the ideal neighborhood or rural area, on the perfect lot. If you have taken the time to find the perfect piece of property, you shouldn't settle for less than the perfect house. However, this does not mean that you have to hire an architect and spend thousands of dollars for a custom drawn house plan with all the extras you have always dreamed about. The HousePlanShop has taken great strides to help you with your quest for the perfect home plan while saving you money and time.
House plans published on this site are considered stock plans, and can be purchased for a fraction of the price you would ordinarily pay for a custom drawn home plan. An architect may charge a set price per square foot and additional fees for added features or changes as you progress through the drawing stages of a custom, house plan. On the other hand, purchasing a stock plan will be far more cost efficient. Stock plans offer a superb value without paying the custom price. (See Custom Home Plans Verses Stock House Plans.)
Our house plans are a compilation of designs representing stock plans from designers in various parts of North America. Each designer adds his or her own unique style to our collection, including regional styles and personal signature features. These house plans were drawn to include many of today's most popular and most requested features. With these plans, it is likely you will find several of the features you are looking for in your new home. On a level of personal preference, you may consider going another step further to make a stock plan more suitable to your needs. The plan may be almost perfect, and with a few minor changes it WILL be perfect. Larger or more complex changes may require you to purchase a reproducible master or CAD files and work with a local architect/designer. Typically, these changes can be made less expensively than drawing a plan from scratch. Sometimes, the builder or general contractor can easily make simple changes without involving an architect at little or no cost to you. When it comes time to move into your new home, it will have the look and feel of a custom home with a much smaller price tag.
Building with a stock house plan will save time and money when it comes to the actual construction process. Many builders are used to building with stock plans and have come to trust the quality of stock plans. Builders know the majority of stock house plans have been built by experienced professionals hundreds of times. Think of it as checking and testing these designs for structural soundness and functionality by a variety of people in a variety of areas. In some cases, stock plans are ready for building as soon as the builder receives them. At the time these stock plans were drawn, each plan was designed to meet or exceed the requirements of a nationally recognized model building code in effect at the time and place the plan was drawn. Sometimes these plans are ready for building permits. This saves you time and money if the plans do not need to be modified for your local area. Please note: It is not always possible to get building permits immediately. In some instances, stock plans need to be reviewed by a local architect or designer who will make the necessary changes to the blueprints bringing them up to local building codes. Even if your house plans need to be modified, you can have it done for a minimal fee as compared to the cost of drawing a custom home.
Purchasing a stock plan from TheHousePlanShop.com will save you a great deal of time. We are different from other online house plan companies. Instead of providing you with tens of thousands of house plans to search through, we've narrowed the search for you. We understand your time is valuable to you. You want to find a high quality house plan with just the right features without searching for weeks or months to find it. Our site publishes top-notch plans - the best of the best. We offer the top selling house plans from top selling designers. Our modest sized collection has already eliminated a lot of search time for you. We've handpicked these designs ensuring that you are only searching through the most sought-after designs featuring the most requested floor plan elements. You will not have to spend your valuable time browsing though thousands of less desirable plans just to find one diamond in the rough, the perfect plan for you. We have already found all of these diamonds in the rough and put them in one place for your convenience.
With reduced costs and time saving efficiency, it is no wonder that our stock plans offer tremendous values.
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