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What I like to see in a house plan
I have been in the homebuilding industry for 15 years and built over 180 homes.  I have seen my share of “Home-Owner-Designed House Plans.”  It is simply amazing what people think might work.  A home is an incredible investment and I recommend getting a house plan that has been built before.  I have to laugh at some of the plans that people bring to me.  Some of them are like Crayola drawings on a paper napkin.  They want to know how much it will cost to build it.  I can tell you I automatically shoot high, really high.  No builder likes to work with unorganized people.  However, if the people come to me with a house plan they have purchased, I Read more
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Published On : 06-28-2004
Author : Steve Donegan
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Why should you buy a stock Homeplan?
First, you may be wondering what a stock home plan is. Designers and architects across the country are always actively involved in custom designing residences for all types of people. Many architects or designers however, spend a great deal of time creating their own designs; these are called stock home plans. It is advantageous to buy a stock home plan for several reasons.First, home design professionals are involved with the process every day. They know the ins and outs of home design and strive to design plans that are functional, with effective use of space without compromising the curb appeal. Many times designers will offer a popular floor plan with several different facades. This allows you to find a great floor plan and still choose Read more
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Published On : 11-22-2004
Author : Steve Donegan
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House Plans made EASY!
So you're looking for a house plan to build your new home, right? Well, where do you even begin?! Building your own home is an exciting adventure, but you definitely want to start things off right by getting the right house plan. And that's where we come in -- The Plan Collection is here to help you find a house plan that is right for you. If you're reading this article, you've probably seen quite a few online house plan sites. In fact, you've probably already been through hundreds -- if not thousands -- of different house plans. We know how frustrating it can be to find a website that boasts tens of thousands of house plans, but once you're on the website, you can't find anything you like. It's really discouraging, isnt it? Read more
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Published On : 08-11-2010
Author : Steve Donegan
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Searching for House Plans? We can help you!
Let's face it, finding the right house plan is tough. A quick Internet search will show that there are hundreds of house plan websites, each with tens of thousands of individual designs. So how are you ever going to find your dream home? It can be very discouraging to visit a house plan website and enter your search, only to get two or three matching house plans -- none of which seems to have "that special something." Even worse, you meticulously enter search criteria to narrow down your list of options, but instead you are bombarded by dozens and dozens of house plans that don't even remotely resemble what you're searching for. It can be so frustrating! That's where The Plan Collection differs from the other guys. Now, we' Read more
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Published On : 08-12-2010
Author : Steve Donegan
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Country House Plans -- An American Classic!
        Country House Plans are the most popular style in America. If you take a drive through any new housing development you can see dozens of country style houses. They are both conservative and attractive. Country House Plans have the right amount of style for the average family and they are some of the most function-oriented house plans out there.   One of our best-selling country house plans is House Plan 141-1023. This aesthetically-pleasing home plan comes with a cozy exterior that invites guests in. The big covered porch is what every American family needs. You can do so many fun things when you have a big porch like this. The three dormers above the porch are anothe Read more
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Published On : 01-28-2011
Author : Steve Donegan
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