5 Common Mistakes in Custom Home Building

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Whenever you build a new home, there are many pitfalls to avoid. From setting the foundation to applying the roof, there are steps along the way that could make or break your home as an investment. Without taking the proper measures every step of the way, you could be signing yourself up for years of…

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Things to Do With a Custom Home in Douglas County

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Douglas County is a fine place to live and build a home. With one of the highest median incomes in the country, Douglas County is a place where established families can go to live the fine life. Located in between Colorado Springs and Denver, Douglas has a lot to offer for those who are looking…

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5 Things to Do While Living in El Paso County

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El Paso County is one of the most historic counties in Colorado, and it has a number of great features to offer its residents —  mainly ample activities, amenities, and attractions within driving distance. It’s a great place to build a home for anyone who loves sports, music, and nature. If you’re thinking about building…

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5 Things to Do While Living in Colorado Springs

Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs

If you’re thinking about moving to Colorado, then you may have heard about Colorado Springs as one of the best places to live in Colorado, and it is! At Murphy’s Custom Homes, we’ve been building homes in the area for upwards of 30 years now, and we only get better with every new build and…

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How to Build a House: You May Ask Yourself

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It’s inspiring, the idea of living in a home that is custom built to your every need as well as your unique personality, providing all the comforts you’ve come to cherish in your everyday life. However, after that idea hits, if you have the resources, and your motivation really hits, then you’ll likely have a…

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Custom Home Renovations for Fall and Winter

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Some home renovations go a long way towards making your home more comfortable, and if you’re ever going to build your own custom home, then you might as well have all the luxuries you’ve ever wanted. All those little quirks and design ideas that have come to mind as you’ve grown up — now’s your…

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How Construction Loans Work

Building a custom home is an incredibly exciting process, however, paying for the construction isn’t as exciting or fun as watching your home come together. When you initially begin planning your custom home, it is essential that you build out a budget so that you know what you can and cannot afford. There are many…

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Should I Hire An Architect Or Builder First?

If you are seriously thinking about building a custom home, then you have probably thought of this question: “Should I hire an architect or a builder first?” These are the two biggest players in the custom home building process, and both are equally important to the success of the project. You may find mixed opinions…

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Can I Build My Home in the Winter Months?

Winter is slowly approaching, and you may be wondering if now is the right time to start building your custom home. Conventional wisdom for homebuilders used to be that if you can’t get the roof on before the first snowfall, then you should wait until spring. With the updated technology and building methods, however, custom…

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Upgrades to Consider for Your Custom Colorado Home Design

If you’re thinking of designing and building a new home or contemplating an upgrade, you can make it happen. This will be your dream home – in our incredible state – so it should truly reflect your personality. For custom home design in Colorado – particularly in gorgeous Colorado Springs – there are many upgrade…

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