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DIY Diary

First hand DIY experiences, tips, and suggestions from an average DIY family!

According to the National Realtor Association, over 91% of homeovers look for a pre-loved home, rather than build a new home. This likely because of the many advantages of buying an older home. The timeline of purchasing a home is drastically shorter than that required to build a house. Though, new houses have a certain …

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Thanks for joining me! In November 1968, David Caldwell Sr. drew up the house plans to his very first house. He was 27 years old and recently married to the maiden Phyllis Huggs. He built his own 3 bedroom, 1 bath house with a Rural Development loan and paid a whopping $11,400 total. The loan …

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