Is your Florida home hurricane proof?

Is your Florida home hurricane proof?

Weather in America is serious. Few countries in the world suffer as many catastrophic weather events, as last week’s tragic events in Florida and the Bahamas showed yet again. If you’re buying a property here, especially in Florida but not only here, you will need to hurricane proof your Florida home. The good news ias that it needn’t be expensive. 
Self-building USA, part 3: Getting your house built

Self-building USA, part 3: Getting your house built

In the final part of our series in self-building your American home, we’ve reached the business end of the process – getting it built. Who do you need, how do you know they’re any good, what will you pay and what is the process of building? 
Self-Building USA, part 2: getting an architect and permission

Self-Building USA, part 2: getting an architect and permission

For part two of our series ‘Building your own American Home’, we’re taking a closer look at how to find a reputable architect and what steps you need to take to obtain planning permission before you can break ground on building your dream home.
Building an American home: part 1, buying the land

Building an American home: part 1, buying the land

Buying a home in a new country is your chance to go a bit mad and do something truly unique. Such as building your own, perfect home from the ground up. So how do you go about buying the land to build on in the USA? Today, we’re investigating how to source the perfect plot and find the professionals you need, and the steps involved.

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