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Owner Builder Blog & Resources

Owner Builder Blog & Resources

Here you will find some "Owner Builder Resources". These are articles giving valuable information and links to worthwhile and informative topics that will relate to the Owner Builder and or Owner Remodeler. If you have any ideas or suggestions for thos Blog Category please let me know via the contact page and I will respond back.

Owner Builder—making a comeback!

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The trend of being your own builder is making a comeback. Owner Builder is regaining popularity partly due to the savings you can realize by acting as your own general contractor on the building project.  Owner Building advocates claim that up to 40% of the cost of a home can be saved this way. According to Wikipedia, an Owner Builder is a homeowner that is contracting their own homebuilding or other construction project rather than hiring a licensed general contractor. Owner builders manage the building schedule and take on all the responsibility and liability that would normally fall on the general contractor. This personal commitment may take many forms; however, the most distinguishing feature of an Owner Builder is taking legal responsibility for hiring a team of workmen to complete their project.

Last modified on Thursday, 05 March 2015 19:51

Hiring Subcontractors

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Whenever you are hiring a subcontractor who will be doing work for you on your home, it is important to do your research to make sure that you are hiring the best person suited for the job. Following these simple steps will help ensure that you are doing the research and hiring someone who is trustworthy and a good worker.

When you are hiring someone who will be working on your project, you want to make sure that he is reliable, trustworthy and will do a good job. There are a few key steps you will need to follow in order to make sure that the person you are hiring is the right and best person for the job. If you do these things, you can be assured that you are hiring the right man for the job. You are spending your money so consider this one of the most important steps in the building project. The harder you work at this the more money and less future grief you save. Trust me on this as I have paid a fortune in my career for this tidbit of knowledge!

Last modified on Wednesday, 18 March 2015 16:39

How To Read House Plans

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As a home designer I have searched the internet several times for a good website that my clients could use to learn the basics of Blueprint Reading. I feel an obligation to help them with this because after all I am being paid to create their house plans / blueprints and they certainly should know how to read them correctly. I have been truly disappointed by what I found on the internet regarding this topic as well as in some bookstores. It seems that it is a hot topic that a ton of internet stock house plan sellers use to draw traffic to their sites. If you want to confirm this type "How To read Blueprints" into Google and look at any of the top 20 sites that show up. There are even a few Architects using this ploy to do the same thing which says allot about their concerns for their customers needs. None of them tell you anything worth reading because it is not about helping you with your needs it is all about their marketing their service to you. I guess I am doing the same thing with the exception that I am actually showing you how to find what you are looking for. Let us be realistic, it is a huge amount of information to create and post so a good well written book is the way to go.

Last modified on Wednesday, 18 March 2015 16:37

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