Building Your Home: An Insider's Guide
In the second edition of Building Your Home: An Insider's Guide, customer service expert Carol Smith shows you how to work with your builder to create the home of your dreams. This guide is a must-have for anyone planning to build a high-quality home. With this comprehensive, step-by-step book, you can avoid common mistakes in the home building process and Choose a qualified builder Establish your budget and secure financing Select the location, benefits, and features of your new home Participate effectively in the design and building process Prepare for home owner orientation, closing, and moving in Create a home maintenance plan Communicate with your builder on warranty service
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