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Is it harder to get a new construction loan for a log cabin home?

Is it harder to get a new construction loan for a log cabin home?

September 29, 2022

Joining us on the podcast today is Vice President and mortgage lender Alex McKinley with The Federal Savings Bank. Alex answers all the questions we have about new construction loans for log homes including:

- Why is it harder to get financed for a log cabin home?

- What does The Federal Savings Bank look at when considering a loan?

- How can the perspective buyer get started with a pre-approval process?

- Does The Federal Savings Bank lend on land as a part of the loan?

- Can people get approved for second homes or vacation cabins?

Discover how The Federal Savings Bank structures the loan and how it may even be possible for buyers to come into the loan without any money out of pocket.

 

Visit www.cariboucreek.com/get-financed for more details and to connect with Alex.

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Looking for more great episodes like this?

 

How to shop for a log cabin builder and ensure you're getting what you expect - https://open.spotify.com/episode/4Pv5LS90ByDWmgGQvC4nsG?si=43c0759e88644145

The Log Selection Process -

https://open.spotify.com/episode/6uQjX4dcYJwB1akZfCTuzP?si=afaab40c003444b6

Handcrafted vs. Milled log cabin kits, what's the difference? - https://open.spotify.com/episode/4UOsuPZmEZkLuTemCVHvff?si=5e9ae54c063e451d

 

 

Should I Paint or Stain My Log Home? And 5 Tips To Avoid Problems When Finishing Your Cabin

Should I Paint or Stain My Log Home? And 5 Tips To Avoid Problems When Finishing Your Cabin

September 9, 2022

Hey cabin lovers, have you wondered what is the best product to use to finish your log home? Understanding how to choose the right finish for your home is an important part of planning your dream log cabin project. Today's episode discusses which product is best for logs and offers 5 tips to help you avoid creating further problems if you plan to finish the cabin yourself.

Caribou Creek log home builder has been handcrafting log cabins since 1989. Discover how we can help you build your dream home by visiting www.cariboucreek.com.

Follow Caribou Creek on Instagram at www.instagram.com/cariboucreek

Pro Tip - If shopping for a log home already built, avoid any that have been painted! Tune into the episode to discover why paint is problematic for log homes.

Free Download- Log Home Shopper's Checklist helps you compare log home builders as you collect bids. Get your copy at https://cariboucreek.com/logshopper/

 

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Want more episodes like this?

Discover: Differences in log home construction - Milled vs Handcrafted - https://podcast.mydreamloghome.com/e/differences-in-log-home-construction-handcrafted-vs-milled-kits/

And How Land Effects Architectural Layout  Design

https://podcast.mydreamloghome.com/e/ep21-how-land-layout-affects-architectural-design/

 

How To Shop For A Log Cabin Home Builder And Make Sure You’re Getting What You Expect

How To Shop For A Log Cabin Home Builder And Make Sure You’re Getting What You Expect

August 20, 2022

Everyone shops for a log home builder in their own way, but did you know that not all log cabin home builders bid on projects the same way, they don’t build with the same construction method, and they don’t all offer the same services?

Today's episode offers three key questions to ask a prospective log builder to ensure you are able to compare your bids equally, get what you need in the end, and reduce surprise expenses.

Download the Log Home Shopper's Checklist for a complete list of questions as well as a matrix to help you compare builders. www.cariboucreek.com

Follow Caribou Creek on Instagram at www.instagram.com/cariboucreek

 

Tags- Log Cabin Home Builder, Log cabins, log cabin construction, log homes, handcrafted log home builder

”Log Home Builder Near Me” — Why This Search Term May Be Leading You Down The Wrong Path!

”Log Home Builder Near Me” — Why This Search Term May Be Leading You Down The Wrong Path!

August 2, 2022

Hey cabin lovers! Welcome to season 2 of My Dream Log Cabin Podcast. Often log kit shoppers type the phrase "Log Home Builder Near Me" while hunting for their log cabin builder. More often than not, when building a forever home, clients are getting limited search results due to location rather than a diverse selection of log suppliers who may be better suited for the desired result the homeowner wants. There are more strategic ways to shop online for a log home builder.

Today's episode goes provides a more efficient strategy to shop online for a log kit as well as insider information to help you understand the bidding process and why not all log cabin bids are created equal.

This episode is sponsored by Caribou Creek Custom Crafted Log Homes. Discover where passion, artisanship, and experience come together at www.cariboucreek.com

Download your copy of the Log Home Shoppers Checklist at www.cariboucreek.com/logshopper

Purchase your copy of the Ultimate Log Home Planning Guide Here.

Episodes of reference:

Common Timber Species for Log Home Construction

The Log Selection Process

The Log Selection Process

The Log Selection Process

November 2, 2021

At Caribou Creek we do things a little differently than many other companies. One such thing is the log selection process. Rather than simply ordering only the logs we need for a project, we maintain inventory of hundreds of logs that allows us to hand select the precise log for each placement on the home. Todays episode goes into details about what we look for in each log and why we use some logs and not others.

Handcrafted log homes are truly a work of art and this episode helps you understand why that is. Caribou Creek Log Homes has been handcrafting log homes since 1989. Experience your own extraordinary leisure and comfort.

Now taking orders for 2022 construction.

Order your copy of the Ultimate Log Home Planning Guide here... 

Follow Caribou Creek on Instagram at www.instagram.com/cariboucreek

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26: Common Timber Species for Log Home Construction and Their Characteristics

26: Common Timber Species for Log Home Construction and Their Characteristics

October 17, 2021

As you dive into the information pool of handcrafted log homes, I bet you will be blown away at the incredible amount of details, nuances, and subtleties that make up these beautiful live-able art forms. One such intricacy is fiber choice.

I mentioned in the previous episode that many log home companies use the fiber choice that is most easy for them to access near their base operation. And for obvious reasons it makes sense. However, as you are embarking on your journey to discover what type of home is best for you, we believe it is valuable for you to understand the various fiber choices and how they affect the longevity, sturdiness, and aesthetics of the home, so you can make an informed decision.

Follow Caribou Creek on Instagram @ www.instagram.com/cariboucreek

Visit www.CaribouCreek.com

If you are considering a log home, schedule a free consultation call today. We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Feel free to call us at 208-267-3373.

Pick up your copy of  “Ultimate Log Home Planning Guide” to help you map out your dream home! The log home planning guide starts by helping you define your dream and walks you through all the variations of log homes so you can decide what log style and design choices you want. It has our design questionnaire to help you design your custom floor plan. Building a log home is different from any other experience and knowing who you need on your team is valuable. The Log Home Planning Guide will explain who you need in your corner and give you a list of the right questions to ask that will help you pick your team with confidence.  Check out the Log Home Planning Guide on our website at Caribou Creek.com

 

Differences in Log Home Construction: Handcrafted vs. Milled Kits

Differences in Log Home Construction: Handcrafted vs. Milled Kits

October 3, 2021

If you are just getting started researching log homes, you may not realize the differences between milled kits and handcrafted kits. Even people who do know the obvious differences may not understand some of the finer points and even may think that handcrafted kits are automatically more expensive. This is not always the truth. Todays episode breaks down the differences between the two kits - the pros and cons of both - and outlines when the cost savings of milled kits is typically in effect.

Follow Caribou Creek on Instagram www.instagram.com/cariboucreek

Visit www.cariboucreek.com

Purchase your copy of the Ultimate Log Home Planning Guide

 

Ep 24: Distinguished Interior Designer, Lynn Fleming, Discusses Log Home Interior Design And How It Differs From Traditional Design

Ep 24: Distinguished Interior Designer, Lynn Fleming, Discusses Log Home Interior Design And How It Differs From Traditional Design

August 6, 2021

Award winning designer Lynn Fleming of Xact Interiors out of Coeur d'Alene joins the podcast to discuss key elements to designing a log home floor plan and how it differs from a traditionally framed home.

Purchased The Ultimate Log Home Planning Guide for only $19.95* here - https://cariboucreek.com/pre-order-your-ultimate-log-home-planning-guide/

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Find Lynn's work here: https://www.houzz.com/professionals/interior-designers-and-decorators/xact-interiors-pfvwus-pf~973141818

Topics Lynn discusses in the interview:

- What to look for in a interior designer - How to find an accredited professional

- How much to expect to pay an interior designer

- What is the difference between an interior designer and an interior decorator?

- When is the best time to hire an interior designer

- How can an interior designer help when designing a log home

- Why is an interior designer a significant asset for log home customers

- How does lighting affect a design and how to plan lighting in a forever home

- How to allow your floor plan to age with you - important elements to consider

- How to change pictures on log walls

- How to tone down the golden wood color in a log home by accenting it with stone and metal

- How to make a log home make a statement without overpowering you

 

This episode wraps up our mini series on design. Make sure to subscribe and follow to hear our next venture of log construction, fiber choices, and log home design styles.

 

Ep 23: Worried your floor plan isn’t truly complete? - Top Questions To Ask Yourself Before You Finalize Your Dream Home Floor Plan

Ep 23: Worried your floor plan isn’t truly complete? - Top Questions To Ask Yourself Before You Finalize Your Dream Home Floor Plan

July 31, 2021

Worried your floor plan isn't truly complete? Wondering if there are any last minute changes you should make? 

This episode wraps up our mini series on design by offering thought provoking questions designed to help you evaluate your floor plan to ensure it will fit your lifestyle in the best possible way. 

Find the Ultimate Log Home Planning Guide Here -- > https://cariboucreek.com/pre-order-your-ultimate-log-home-planning-guide/

Check out the Kootenai Floor Plan --> https://cariboucreek.com/kootenai/

Is Hiring an Interior Designer Beneficial? https://cariboucreek.com/log-home-decorating-is-hiring-an-interior-designer-beneficial/

Topics we discuss:

- How to determine if your floor plan is too large?

- How to consolidate space?

-Laundry Room design

- How to light a log house well

- The kitchen work triangle and how it can help you design your kitchen space

- Ensuring you have enough space in hallways and door ways and why this matters

- How to evaluate how you use space and infuse your new floor plan creatively as a result of that evaluation

 

Ep 22: Log Cabin HVAC Strategies - How to Plan for an HVAC System

Ep 22: Log Cabin HVAC Strategies - How to Plan for an HVAC System

July 21, 2021

Today host Lindsay is joined by founder and owner of Caribou Creek Log Homes, David Byler, as we discuss HVAC systems, heating and cooling options for log cabins and log homes. 

We cover:

- How to design a log cabin floor plan with HVAC systems in mind

- Various heating and cooling options

- Strategies to hide HVAC ducts and units

- Cooling and heating efficiency

-Log home thermal mass and how it relates to heating and cooling

This episode is sponsored by Caribou Creek Log Homes www.cariboucreek.com

Visit our podcast website at www.mydreamloghome.com

 

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