The Owner-Builder Book: How You Can Save More Than $100,000 in the Construction of Your Custom Home (Google eBook)

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Consensus Group Inc., Jan 1, 2007 - House & Home - 274 pages
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This easy to understand, step-by-step guide is clear enough for even a novice to understand, Even if you hire a contractor to build you home, this book will greatly help you understand the process. From shopping for a piece of land to getting a loan to dealing with a contractor, the Smiths' advice covers everything about building a home. The authors advise on getting organized and tackling the hardest parts of the process step by step. Included are valuable lists, charts, ideas and questionnaires. Also, how to shop around for bargains and minimize costs room by room.
  

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Absolute garbage. Complete mischaracterization of the homebuilding process. Villianizes contractors, but then encourages you to use waste their time so you have a comparison bid. Promotes dishonesty. Argues that you can't trust or control a general contractor, but you'll have no probelm at all managing 50 individual contractors. This Author decided what the message of his book was and then created a reality to support it. Be cautious if you enter the homebuilding process with the mentality that this book promotes. You will be in for a complete shock. 

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Really insightful. It gave us the courage to build. Read full review

Contents

You Can Save 100000
1
Learn The WealthBuilding Secret
13
General Contractors Arent What You Think They Are
21
You Can Manage Better Than a Contractor
31
You Will Profit By Building a True Custom Home
51
Conquer Details Room By Room and Save 20
69
How to Get the Subs on Your Side
85
How to Build a Budget That Is a Powerful Miracle Tool
95
Paperwork Before You Begin
175
Six Months to Victory
185
Smooth Execution Saves Money and Improves Quality
197
Mistakes You Can Avoid and Successes You Can Achieve
215
If You Decide to Use a Contractor
227
Once Youre In
237
Index
245
The movie they made in the Riverbottoms house
251

Commando Shopping Techniques
119
How to Schedule the Work at a Savings
151
How to Make Your Lender Swoon
165
Resource Guide
257
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About the author (2007)

Mark A. Smith is Associate Professor of Political Science and Adjunct Professor of Communication at the University of Washington. He is the author of "American Business and Political Power: Public Opinion, Elections, and Democracy.

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