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The Owner-Builder Book: How You Can Save More Than $100,000 in the Construction of Your Custom Home

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This easy to understand, step-by-step guide is clear enough for even a novice to understand, Even if you hire a contractor to build you home, this book will greatly help you understand the process. From shopping for a piece of land to getting a loan to dealing with a contractor, the Smiths' advice covers everything about building a home. The authors advise on getting organ ...more
Paperback, Fourth Edition, 274 pages
Published March 1st 2007 by Consensus Group (first published January 1st 1998)
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Annette
Because this book was designed for people who wanted to build their own home, it was useful for many aspects of our project. However since we're working with a contractor, there was lots of information about "saving money" that didn't really apply to our situation. Much of the book was spent trying to convince you to build the home yourself rather than using a contractor. The book was most useful in figuring costs of different aspects of home building. I also really liked the lists of ideas and ...more
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Really insightful. It gave us the courage to build.
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