Breaking Ground: Time to dig!

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Building a Custom Home in North Andover: Basement Excavation & Dig Timelapse.So you’ve done all the paperwork and preparation, and now you’re ready to get started. Now what?

This is Part 4 of our series on building a custom home in North Andover: breaking ground. Here’s what the ground-breaking process looks like.

Once all your red tape is finalized and the builder is ready, it’s time to get the engineers, builders, and excavators moving onto the next step:

Dig.

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Choosing a Custom Home Style

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Research: HousePlans.com Website Screenshot.Let’s face it.

One of the best parts of building is picking out and designing a house that is unique to you.

Yes, it’s fun. But it can be overwhelming. Below are some tips and tricks that worked for us.

This is Part 4 of our series on Building a Custom Home in North Andover: this post is all about planning what to build.

If haven’t read about the engineering process first you may want to start there and then come back to this post.

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The Engineering Process

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Building Custom Home in North Andover: Rendering.This post is all about the engineering and plot plan process. It’s more complicated than you might think!

This is Part 3 of our series on building a custom home in North Andover: engineering! Here’s what to expect when dealing with architects and engineers in custom home development.

The biggest question we had was this:

Because we had such a small lot, Mary and I wanted to know what we could build—what are the dimensions of houses that can fit in this spot?

Here’s how we found out.

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Quoted by the Eagle-Tribune: Merrimack Valley in Midst of Seller’s Market

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Ryan Schruender Quoted in the Eagle Tribune, March 2017.

“For Merrimack Valley residents looking to sell their homes, there’s no time like the present,” says Kiera Blessing, reporter for the Eagle-Tribune.

And she’s absolutely right.

How do I know? I contributed to her article. I was quoted in the March 26 Eagle-Tribune piece, after a phone interview with Kiera a few days prior.

I love working with local press for interviews and articles like this one.

What you need to know from the article

You should definitely read the whole article. It paints a very clear picture of the spring housing market in and around North Andover.

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Houses under 400k in North Andover

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Houses Under $400,000 in North Andover.

Looking for houses under 400k in North Andover? You’re not alone. It’s a great starter home price in a great starter home town.

NA is such a strong market, regardless of time of year, that houses under the $400,000 price point don’t come up often. And when they do, they move quickly.

(Do you know how long it takes to sell in North Andover? We do.)

So we’ve decided to keep an updated running list of houses in 01845 that are listed at $400,000 or less.

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North Andover Real Estate Agents

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Real Estate Agents in North Andover, MA.Looking for a list of North Andover real estate agents? Look no further.

I’m not the only game in town. I’ve lived and worked in North Andover my whole life, and I’ve become friends with many of my colleague real estate agents in North Andover.

Sure, we’re competing for business, but in a town like ours, there’s more than enough to go around.

So I hope you find this list of real estate agents in North Andover to be helpful.
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Ultimate Guide to North Andover Life

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New to North Andover? Or need to find a service local to the NA area? We’ve got you covered.

Ultimate Guide to North Andover Life, by MVRE.

You love North Andover and so do we. This town has it all. In fact, sometimes it’s hard to keep track of everything NA has to offer.

So we’ve compiled a long and growing list of businesses, service providers, and municipalities found here in North Andover.

We hope you find this list useful. And if we forgot anything, please let us know in the comments!

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