Building Your Own Home for Dummies
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Building Your Own Home for Dummies

3.53 of 5 stars 3.53  ·  rating details  ·  15 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Keep construction on track with helpful checklists
Turn your dream of a custom home into reality!
Thinking about building your own home? This easy-to-follow guide shows you how to plan and build a beautiful home on any budget. From acquiring land to finding the best architect to overseeing the construction, you get lots of savvy tips on managing your new investment wisely...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published February 25th 2005 by For Dummies
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Colin Price
Focused a bit more on conventional custom home building than I was looking for, but certainly has a broad range of useful suggestions. Some of the fiscal advice though may be a bit suspect given some of the changes post-2008 (the book was published in 2005). Check out this nugget of pre-recession thinking:

"Many people approach their finances today using philosophies that have been passed down through many generations. For example, the concept of using extra cash to pay off your mortgage early wa...more
Tyler
I'm a big fan of For Dummies books, but this wasn't one of their best. It brought a few things to mind I hadn't considered before, but mostly its value was in the reassurance that there's nothing more to building than what I was envisioning. It's nice to be talked through the process, and I guess that's what this book accomplished for me.
Kierstin Butler
Great reference book... Couldn't read it front to back. But helpful.
Kyle
Mar 17, 2010 Kyle is currently reading it
Well, we plan to build - so I need a quick primer. Good so far.
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