How much can your really afford? Why biweekly mortgages are a no-brainer.
How to avoid PMI insurance. What is a construction loan. Why a
credit report on yourself is a good idea.
Choosing a Builder The importance and role of a good builder for the construction
of your new home. How to select one. Interview checklists,
references, doing your research.
Discusses land and lot purchase options and the factors that need to be
considered in this decision.
House Plans and Design Considerations
Do you need an architect, stock house plans. The BEST way to design
your new home.
Contains 29 practical convenience tips that can be put to use immediately
and will appreciated long after your house is built.
Bid Specifications and Bid Package
Explains the crucial importance of detailed bid specifications and what
should be contained in a bid package sent to builders.
Money Saving and Cost Cutting
Explains how you can save thousands of dollars without being the GC and
step-by-step instructions for putting this into pratice.
House Building Contract
Discusses the need for a lawyer and provides suggestedclauses that should
Learn why modular building practices not only save you money but result
in better quality homes.
Explains what is important when it comes to warranties and what kind to
Explains the value that inspections can play in the building process.
Explains what a punch list is, how to assemble one and how to make sure
these items get done.
Contains a brief explanation of what small claims court is and how you
may want use it. Discuss problems with binding arbitration clauses.
House Building - Step by Step
A step by step outline of the building process from start to finish.
Owner Builder Options
Discusses approaches for those that have the time to serve as the owner
builder on their building project.
Healthy House Building Guide
Detailed Set of Example Specifications
Sample House Building Contract
Example House Plan
Lot/Land Selection Worksheet
Comprehensive Punch List
Builder's Questionnaire and Interview Guide