Building Your Own Home For Dummies
Keep construction on track with helpful checklists
Turn your dream of a custom home into reality!
Thinking about building your own home? This easy-to-follow guide shows you how to plan and build a beautiful home on any budget. From acquiring land to finding the best architect to overseeing the construction, you get lots of savvy tips on managing your new investment wisely -- and staying sane during the process!
Discover how to:
* Find the best homesite
* Navigate the plan approval process
* Obtain financing
* Hire the right contractor
* Cut design and construction costs
* Avoid common mistakes
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More Power to You 19 Analyzing the truth about savings 20 Finding and managing subs 21 Financing implications 21 Chapter 2 Preparing for the P...
The Custom Home Process in a Nutshell 9 Chapter 2 Preparing for the Process 23 Chapter 3 The Land Grab Selecting the Perfect Site
Defining Your House Style
Defining Your House Style 63 Chapter 5 Architects and Design Time Spent Is Money Saved
Engineering and Plan Approval
All You Need Is Dough
Framing and Rough So Much Goes Behind
All the Kings Men The Contractor and His Cohorts 203 Chapter 12 Excavation and Foundation Getting a Solid Start 217 Chapter 13 Framing and Ro...
All the After Stuff
Refinancing More Money Cheaper Payments
Taking It Outside The Art of Landscaping
The Part of Tens 317 Chapter 18 Ten Common Custom Home Mistakes and How to Avoid Em
Refinancing More Money Cheaper Payments 287 Chapter 17 Taking It Outside The Art of Landscaping 301 Part V The Part of Tens 317 Chapter 18...
Ten Common StuckintheMiddle Problems and Their Fixes
Knowledge Is Power What You Dont Know
Qualifying Its the Banks Way or the Highway
Cash Is King Using Debt to Your Advantage 125 Chapter 8 Knowledge Is Power What You Dont Know
Hammers and Nails
Excavation and Foundation Getting a Solid Start
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