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Build Your Own Home Like the Cool Kids Do
by Katy Purviance on 03/03/10 @ 06:00:35 pm
Categories: Building | 924 words | 1143 views

Here’s how you can save 30% to 40% when building your own home…for just $17.95. Which is less than a week’s worth of Starbucks.

  • Save between 30% to 40% of the cost of a new home by contracting it yourself without having to do any of the hands-on work. Save even more if you plan to do a few jobs yourself.
  • Build your own home without quitting your job. Even with a full time job elsewhere, you can contract your own home successfully!
  • Choose a home design that saves you the most money without sacrificing your “must have” features. Learn the secrets of effective home design that can you save thousands on the same size home.
  • Find the best location to build your home. Discover the major land traps and how to avoid them.
  • Finance your building project to maximize your profit potential. Learn the strategies for getting lenders to give you construction and permanent financing.
  • Create a solid estimate of how much your home will cost. This critical step can save you thousands or cost you thousands if not done right!
  • Find the best quality subcontractors and learn how to get them to do what you want.
  • How to buy materials at the best possible price. Learn the secrets and tricks that builders know.
  • Learn all the construction terminology you need to know to understand the process and talk effectively with bankers, subcontractors and suppliers.
  • How to develop a construction management system to keep your project on time and on budget.

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Sometimes you decide to take on a challenge and your life changes profoundly as a result. Deciding to build your own home is one of those life-changing challenges.

Your home is not just a “roof over your head” but an expression of your lifestyle, your personality, your hopes and dreams, and even your financial position and security in the world. By building your own home, you are taking control of two of the most fundamental aspects of life — your shelter and your financial well-being.

Why let someone else make critical decisions and choices about one of the most important emotional AND financial possessions in your life—your home? With a little knowledge and some perseverance, YOU CAN build your own home, save substantial money, and increase your own net worth – essentially creating a bank account for your future!

Ask yourself these questions:

  • Do you want to save up to 40 percent of the cost a builder would charge?
  • Do you want to make ALL of the decisions about your new home?
  • Do you want to take control of your financial future?
  • Do you want to gain valuable knowledge and skills?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then my book, The Ultimate Guide to Contracting Your Own Home: Save 30 to 40 Percent on the Cost of Your New Home, tells you exactly how.

Why listen to me? I’ve built more than 200 custom homes for clients and for my family over the past 30 plus years (I started my career as a construction superintendent for a custom home builder in 1977) and I’ve learned the hard way what to do, and just as importantly, what NOT to do. And I’ve gotten good at it…very good. In fact, I’ve turned my own personal homes into a wealth building machine of sorts, but that’s another topic altogether that you’ll learn about in a bonus free gift when you buy the book.

I’m not going to pretend that building your own home is the easiest thing you will ever do, but I do know that it will be one of the most satisfying and rewarding accomplishments you will ever achieve. So, if you are ready to take control of your own home and your own financial future, my book will teach you everything you need to know.

In short, the book condenses my 30 years of professional building experience into an industry insider’s guide detailing the strategies, procedures, and thinking that builders live by. It’s a concise system for building your own home that I’ve employed over and over again and have made substantial money as a result.

Even if you are just in the thinking stage about building or remodeling your home, this book is the best investment you can make. You’ll gain a “must have” insider’s knowledge and an action plan that could change your life forever. The book’s price of $17.95 is small amount to pay for something that could potentially make such a positive impact on the way you live and your financial security as well! For the cost of going out to lunch, you might just discover how to change your entire way of life!

Maybe you’re thinking that I’m being overly dramatic, but I’m really not. Building my own
personal homes over the years (not to mention the 200+ I’ve built for others) has created a wonderful way of life for my family and me and I know it can for you too! There is nothing more rewarding than watching a home that you’ve planned come to life. The feeling is truly powerful.

I’ve received some wonderful compliments over the years from people who have asked me to help them build their own homes (see some of their comments on the sidebar). In fact that’s why I decided to write this book. I wanted to help other people achieve the same goals and dreams that I have. I want to add you to that list as well! I look forward to learing from you as you embark on this exciting and lucrative journey!

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