Can you follow directions if they are simply laid out?
How To Contract Your Own Home is a Step-by-Step Construction Guide for General Contracting Your Own New Home and Building Your Own Home.
If you said "yes", then you can!
Step-by-step instructions are clearly outlined, taking all the guesswork out of your project.
Drawings are included to help you "visualize" each phase of construction.
HOW TO CONTRACT YOUR OWN HOME takes you one step at a time, from the drawing of your rough sketch on a napkin
at the kitchen table, right up to the "turn-key finish" of your new home. What's more,
you'll have saved up to 41% of the cost of the same home if you had purchased it on the
The handy Construction Guide Section lists in great detail each step you need to take, so you simply
fill in the blanks as you complete each step, and before you know it, you're ready to move into
your new home! Who knows, you may just want to build another; and another...
This book was written to provide a simple but complete set of instructions for building
your own residential home. These step-by-step instructions cover all areas of residential
construction from the beginning to the end.
Following these step-by-step instructions will save you time and money and help to
reduce frustration or tension caused by not having a complete plan.
Contracting is the process of co-ordinating the efforts of skilled tradesmen and
materials in an efficient manner.
This book will show you how to do just that!
The goal is to save time and money -- yours!
Time is Money
An old adage says, "Time is money". Time is a valuable commodity, and when time is
unproductive or wasted on a construction site, the result can be extra costs or delays
incurred by "you -- the home builder".
This book will help you plan and organize your time and the time of your subcontractors.
Our Construction Guide in Chapter 14 takes you step-by-step through each phase
and individual area of the construction process.
To save time, follow the Guide and plan your time. Do only the work applicable to your
specific project and only do it once.
Doing things only once is where you save a great deal of time and eliminate the frustration.
Saving Money - Yours!
When properly applying all the information assembled in this book, you can easily save as much as 41%
over the same home purchased through the real estate market. Here is where you save!
"Sweat Equity" -- your own labor
Real Estate Fee
You saved as much as
The money you save by being your own general contractor will either dramatically reduce your mortgage or allow
you to build a more elaborate home with more of the add-on features you always wanted, but could not afford!
So What Does How To Contract Your Own Home Cover, Exactly?
How To Contract Your Own Home covers everything from plumbing to painting, and from excavating to
eventually selling your home.
IN THIS INFORMATION YOU WILL LEARN:
Clear direction: 20 important points to recognize and clarify before you even start contracting your own home.
Eliminate doubt or fear of not knowing how to proceed being your own general contractor.
28 construction processes and 249 step-by-step points to follow for a predetermined start to finish process of building your own home!
Being able to determine your home design & quality of materials used to build it.
The "fun" of shopping & choosing your floor coverings, lighting, paint colors, etc.
Saving you money and allowing for a larger home with more of the "I wants", or
having a smaller mortgage.
Ideas on how to "cut costs".
How to complete Change Orders & Mortgage Advance Schedules.
How to estimate the cost of building your own house.
Why you should keep good records during the building process.
Why you should take lots of pictures and even possibly videotape the construction of
your new house.
Summary of common house styles used when building.
Reasons you need to get a lawyer involved in the process and get experts you trust involved in the process.
Learn how to select a good location to build your house.
How to work with the suppliers of the materials used in building your house.