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Have land.... Will we choose a log home?
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So we are here in Southern IL, and trying to decide if we want to take the plunge on a log home. My wife and I both agree we want a rustic home (which is half the battle as far as I'm concerned) but…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Greg Altizer Aug 3, 2013.

 

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Greg Altizer replied to Ljh815's discussion Have land.... Will we choose a log home?
"Check out Blue Ridge Log Cabins @ www.blueridgelogcabins.com, they will save you a tremendous amount of time and aggravation. "
Aug 3, 2013
James W. Harbin replied to Ljh815's discussion Have land.... Will we choose a log home?
"Hello Folks, It may be wise to check with your lender to see if they will let you be your own General Contractor. Use a log home company that has a local dealer who can get your house under roof and then finish it with local craftsmen. This can save…"
Jul 22, 2013
Tim Bullock replied to Ljh815's discussion Have land.... Will we choose a log home?
"Colin, Who are you? I looked for a website and couldn't find a thing....after 30 years I would think that you would have something more than Facebook? Call me skeptical but as Desi said to Lucy: "splain yourself".... Tim Bullock…"
Jul 21, 2013
Colin O'Hara left a comment for Ljh815
"Northern Lights Log Homes is custom, handcrafted log home company that has been building log homes across the United States for over 30 years. We have two locations; East- Massachusetts, West- Montana. You can bring any floor plan or we have several…"
Jul 16, 2013
Colin O'Hara replied to Ljh815's discussion Have land.... Will we choose a log home?
"Northern Lights Log Homes is custom, handcrafted log home company that has been building log homes across the United States for over 30 years. We have two locations; East- Massachusetts, West- Montana. You can bring any floor plan or we have several…"
Jul 16, 2013
Michael Boomgarden replied to Ljh815's discussion Have land.... Will we choose a log home?
"I'm a newbie, so I can't speak to everyone's practices, but my personal experience was that sourcing some materials from the factory was cheaper.  One example that comes to mind was the car siding that we used for interior…"
Jun 19, 2013
EZMARY replied to Ljh815's discussion Have land.... Will we choose a log home?
"Good point!  I am just pointing out how I bought my home, and I saved some money, by purchasing some items locally, on my own.  I only had to pay shipping for one truck, from the log home manufacturer.  The local lumber companies…"
Jun 19, 2013
Michael Boomgarden replied to Ljh815's discussion Have land.... Will we choose a log home?
"I'd add just a couple thoughts to James' note, which seems right on target.  In the case of Timber Block, they also use a hybrid fulfillment/delivery system, probably dictated by the same concerns that motivate Katahdin to use this…"
Jun 19, 2013
EZMARY replied to Ljh815's discussion Have land.... Will we choose a log home?
"Katahdin is a great company, I have been there, and they have a top notch operation!  My only concern, is that no matter what home is purchased, why pay shipping for 2X4's, OSB, shingles, plywood, trusses, conventional material, that can…"
Jun 19, 2013
James W. Harbin replied to Ljh815's discussion Have land.... Will we choose a log home?
"Hey Mary, It's obvious that it has been quite some time since you have dealt with a reputable log home company. Katahdin Cedar Log Homes delivers their logs.beams,decks,and porches while local suppliers deliver framing,windows and doors as…"
Jun 19, 2013
EZMARY replied to Ljh815's discussion Have land.... Will we choose a log home?
"Yes this is all true.  As for the warranties, that is only as good as the company.  The manufacturers warrant the logs, not the other materials.  Every warranty I have ever read states that.  A warranty is only as good as the…"
Jun 18, 2013
James W. Harbin replied to Ljh815's discussion Have land.... Will we choose a log home?
"Hello Folks, Ninety dollars a square foot doesn't include windows,doors,roof,and foundation. Just kidding,I'm old enough to remember when you could build for 100.00 in the early sixties."
Jun 18, 2013
James W. Harbin replied to Ljh815's discussion Have land.... Will we choose a log home?
"Hey Mary,There are two things that are important when you are buying a log home,price and species. Service is what sets these companies apart. The Dealer/Builder is qualified to represent a reputable company that has been manufacturing log homes for…"
Jun 18, 2013
EZMARY replied to Ljh815's discussion Have land.... Will we choose a log home?
"It is possible that a flat commission is paid, but is the flat commisssion on a whole package???  What happens is a consumer wants to deviate from the whole package???  From my experience, most manufacturers pay a 10 % commission after so…"
Jun 18, 2013
Michael Boomgarden replied to Ljh815's discussion Have land.... Will we choose a log home?
"You do have to look at the whole package, including what's part of the basic package and the cost of options. I'm sure this varies from company to company, but in the case of Timber Block, they source the more generic components locally.…"
Jun 18, 2013
EZMARY replied to Ljh815's discussion Have land.... Will we choose a log home?
"You have land, and are thinking of a log home, now the dealers come out of the wood work!!!  When I purchased my home back in the 80's, I bought logs, doors and windows, porch rafters, flooring.  Sub floor material, (plywood) roof…"
Jun 18, 2013

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At 5:13pm on July 16, 2013, Colin O'Hara said…
Northern Lights Log Homes is custom, handcrafted log home company that has been building log homes across the United States for over 30 years. We have two locations; East- Massachusetts, West- Montana. You can bring any floor plan or we have several floor plans to choose from. Would love to discuss your building plans with you.

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