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

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Consensus Group Inc., 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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Because this book was designed for people who wanted to build their own home, it was useful for many aspects of our project. However since we're working with a contractor, there was lots of ... Read full review

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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. 


You Can Save 100000
Learn The WealthBuilding Secret
General Contractors Arent What You Think They Are
You Can Manage Better Than a Contractor
You Will Profit By Building a True Custom Home
Conquer Details Room By Room and Save 20
How to Get the Subs on Your Side
How to Build a Budget That Is a Powerful Miracle Tool
Paperwork Before You Begin
Six Months to Victory
Smooth Execution Saves Money and Improves Quality
Mistakes You Can Avoid and Successes You Can Achieve
If You Decide to Use a Contractor
Once Youre In
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Commando Shopping Techniques
How to Schedule the Work at a Savings
How to Make Your Lender Swoon
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