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November 2012 Blog Posts (10)

A Perfect Log Home Setting - Step #3 in Planning for Success

Having a successful log home building project requires lots of planning. Last time we discussed the importance of prequalifying and establishing a budget.

Today we’re on to Step #3 – Selecting a Building Site. If you already own the property on which you will be building your log cabin…

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Added by Donald Parsons on November 30, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Log Home Building Budget - Step #2 in Planning for Success

Step #2 – Prequalify and Establish your Budget. Even if you are in a cash equity situation and do not have to have a lending institution involved in your building project it is recommended that you set a budget for the project. Be realistic when…

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Added by Donald Parsons on November 29, 2012 at 12:29pm — No Comments

Don't Bury the Lead

Journalism school taught me that you begin with the important news and put the stuff that matters least at the bottom. I was reminded of this lesson when I received this email from a log-home company:

 

THIS ELECTION IS FINALLY OVER.  AND, IT'S TIME FOR ALL OF US TO LIVE OUR LIVES AGAIN.  THERE WAS SOME GOOD IN THE ELECTION FOR ALL OF US.…

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Added by Roland Sweet on November 24, 2012 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Considerations you need to make before taking out a mortgage loan

               

When you want to buy a new house you have to take out a mortgage loan. Mortgage loans are secured loans which you have to pay back at the end of the…

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Added by Jason Muller on November 22, 2012 at 2:30am — No Comments

Shines like gold

Work has slowed down on the cabin, letting us gear up for the next phase. Mr. Seals is up in the mountains hunting this weekend, but a few weeks ago Robin invited us over to help him celebrate his birthday ...

 

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Added by John Duke on November 18, 2012 at 10:33pm — No Comments

Building A Log Home - Research is #1 Key to Planning Success

It’s true. Planning is the most time-consuming and important part of building a log home. Over the next few weeks we will be reviewing ten steps that will bring you closer to making your best move yet!

Step #1 – RESEARCH. Magazines, books,…

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Added by Donald Parsons on November 15, 2012 at 1:24pm — 1 Comment

Storm Warnings

The East Coast suffered a big blow from Superstorm Sandy, but it wasn’t an isolated weather disaster, just the latest. "We get a storm of the century every two years now,” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo commented, Sandy left thousands homeless, prompting the need for new housing in its wake.

 

If that means rebuilding devastated areas with the same flimsy houses popping up practically overnight in developments all over America and if Governor Cuomo is correct, then we’re looking at…

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Added by Roland Sweet on November 10, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Times are a Changin'

I have been designing/building Handcrafted Log Homes for 33 years now and have seen many changes during these times and readily acccept change if it can improve my craft. Our website needed changes and this has never been a craftsmans' priority.....the Motto "build it and they will come" is no longer appropo...We needed to let people know that we can design and build to "suit" our clients needs and wants in any location in any species.

We are getting closer to that reality with our…

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Added by Tim Bullock on November 5, 2012 at 7:20pm — No Comments

Upstairs bedroom!

I`m looking for ideas on furnishing an upstairs bedroom with a dormer in the middle. Would appreciate pictures of an established bedroom!

Added by James Nash on November 4, 2012 at 3:49am — 2 Comments

We're MORE Than a Producer of Log Homes!

Most people think of Appalachian Log Structures as a producer of log cabin homes, but we're SO much more than that.

In the past few years there has been a resurgence of remodel, repair and restoration of existing homes and log homes. In addition, there has been an increasing interest in hybrid homes which are…

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Added by Donald Parsons on November 1, 2012 at 2:52pm — 1 Comment

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