Log Homes, Log Home Kits and Prices

Budgeting

What is a Construction Loan?

Designing and building your dream log cabin home can be an exciting experience.  Don’t let concerns over financing the construction derail you.  There are options available if you don’t have cash upfront to cover building costs.

Many lenders offer construction loans to cover expenses during the log cabin building process.  These loans are usually available for single unit, detached properties that are primary residences or second homes.  The terms can be fixed rate or adjustable.  A schedule of draws is agreed on by the home owner, builder and lender.  Loan disbursements are made as work is completed on the log cabin.  During construction, the home owner makes interest only payments calculated based on the outstanding loan balance.

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Cabin Dealer or Manufacturer?

A comparison between cabin dealers and non-dealers

So you want to build a log cabin.  Do you go straight to the manufacturer or go through a log cabin dealer?  Are dealers beneficial to the consumer?  Should the consumer take the brand into consideration when purchasing a new log cabin?

There is a lot to consider when purchasing a cabin such as features, durability, and price.  The decision making becomes more difficult when trying to compare different offerings from different companies.

Many log cabin companies operate on a dealership model because it is cheaper for them to procure mass produced cabin kits and resell them to a consumer.  It’s an industry standard  similar to the automobile business.  Everyone knows the brand  and what it stands for.

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