Building Your Own Home? – On the House

Building Your Own Home?

By on January 4, 2014

How owner/builder construction saves wallet and budget destruction!

With the cost of new homes skyrocketing, many are choosing to build new homes themselves. Today you’ll learn how owner-builder construction can save wallet and budget destruction! If you are functionally challenged and have trouble understanding a pre-fab bookcase, then this probably isn’t for you. But for some (in fact, many!) it’s a smart way to wind up with a $400,000 house for well under $300,000…and to keep all that extra cash in your pocket!

There are hundreds of books on the subject, as well as Internet resources and “hands-on” classroom courses. Once you’ve made the commitment, you’ll find lots help comes out of the woodwork, both literally and figuratively. Once you find owner/builder mortgage money, allow plenty of time for your project. The first thing you’ll need to do is finalize an architectural design for your home as well as the materials you’ll need. Then, you can start working on the construction. The rule of thumb for amateur contractors: allow at least one and a half hours for every square foot of house you’re building! You can visit sites like and hire them to build your house. This is a much better option since they are already professionals. You can just ask them for a quote if you have a budget. Then, negotiate the price. In addition, when you hire custom home builders, you can rest assured that they have the knowledge and experience needed to build the home of your dreams. Some of them may also use a software with a sketchup rendering plugin to make a better visualization of your home design.

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