Buyers Guide

LHC Buyers Guide 2012Welcome to the Log and Timber Homes Council’s Buyer’s Guide

The Perfect Path to Your Dream Home

Here’s an index of helpful articles for home buyers. You can discover which path is right for you when making your dream home a reality. Keep checking back each week for more strategies.

Six Simple Steps to Your New Log Home
1) Determine Your Budget
2) How to Choose a Log Friendly Lender
(List of Log Friendly Lenders)
3) How to Locate Land
4) Design Your Dream Home
5) Choose a Log Home Producer or Choose a Timber Home Producer
6) Choose a Builder

Other Helpful Feature Stories in the Buyer’s Guide

Introduction to the Buyer’s Guide
Top 10 Reasons to Buy From a Council Member
How to Make the Most of  Log Home Show
The Right Recipes for an Affordable Kitchen
16 Secrets of Affordable Log Home Design
Log Home Industry Basics: What You Need To Know
From Dream to Reality: Tips to Make it Happen
Different Paths to Your Dream Home: Which One is Right for You?
Log Corners & Profile Style
Why Log Homes Are Better Than Conventional Construction
Insuring Your Dream Log Home
Six Questions to Ask Prospective Builder/Dealers
Before You Buy: 12 Smart Financial Strategies
Eight Strategies for Reducing Construction Costs
How to Finance Your Dream Home By Selling Your Conventional Home
Freddie Mac Has 120-Day Deadline for Appraisals
8 Simple Ways to Save Energy in Your New Log Home
Discover How Log Homes Meet Green Building Guidelines
How to Design a Cozy Log Cabin: 11 Ways to Save Money and Make the Most of Your Square Footage
Smart Lighting Strategies for Your New Log Home
Choosing the Front Door for Your New Log Home
What’s Hot in Hearth Products
What’s an Authentic Log Home?”
How Do Builders Charge for Their Services?
Bucket List: Is a Log Home on Yours?
Log Home Sealants: What You Need to Know
Myth Busters: What’s True and False About Log & Timber Homes