Don't Be Screwed!!: A Guide to Homebuilding
John Ambrose, Jr. says You are...Never Alone Building Your Home
As a building, Civil engineer and Construction Manager, John Ambrose, Jr. walks you through the process, step by step and give you a check list by chapter including a glossary of names starting with the site work, architectural, mechanical/electrical and finances.
Potential homeowners, residential builders, realtors are continually confronted with question, problems and issues that perplex them often due to poor communication. If you decide to be your own contractor, you will be totally responsible for each subcontractor. While it is exciting for a family to be building their own home, there are numerous pitfalls that the unsuspecting buyer faces.
This book will help you plan your home and give you guidance as to how to use experts to your full advantage.
This book discusses how the General Contractor/builder can save you money, aggravation and pain by partnering with the General Contractor who will oversee the entire project for you and with you.
The information and knowledge gained will guide you in your endeavor with the architect, builder and other experts who will be involved in the design and construction of your future home.
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