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Be Your Own House Contractor: Save 25% Without Lifting a Hammer
     

Be Your Own House Contractor: Save 25% Without Lifting a Hammer

by Carl Heldmann
 

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You don’t need to depend on (or pay) a general contractor to manage your construction project. Whether you’re building a new home or renovating an existing one, you can manage the job yourself. Carl Heldmann outlines how to purchase your own land, set a reasonable budget and schedule, describe your needs and vision to an architect, and hire

Overview

You don’t need to depend on (or pay) a general contractor to manage your construction project. Whether you’re building a new home or renovating an existing one, you can manage the job yourself. Carl Heldmann outlines how to purchase your own land, set a reasonable budget and schedule, describe your needs and vision to an architect, and hire subcontractors to do the actual building. Cut out the middleman and save as much as 25 percent on your beautiful new home!

Editorial Reviews

San Diego Union-Tribune
“If you are thinking about building a new house, or renovating your current home, first read [this book].”
— Robert Bruss
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
“If you are bound and determined to plunge ahead…pick up a copy of this little book before you start.”
— Gordy Holt
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
“If you’re intrigued by the idea of being your own contractor for your dream house, here’s where to begin.”
— Marcia Schnedler
Timber Home Building
"…Heldmann offers something that you can hold dear for a lifetime: the skinny on homebuilding."
— Mike McCarthy
Timber Home Building - Mike McCarthy
"…Heldmann offers something that you can hold dear for a lifetime: the skinny on homebuilding."—Mike McCarthy, Timber Home Building, December 2006
From the Publisher
“If you are thinking about building a new house, or renovating your current home, first read [this book].”— San Diego Union-Tribune

“If you are bound and determined to plunge ahead…pick up a copy of this little book before you start.”— Seattle Post-Intelligencer

“If you’re intrigued by the idea of being your own contractor for your dream house, here’s where to begin.”— Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

“…Heldmann offers something that you can hold dear for a lifetime: the skinny on homebuilding.” — Timber Home Building

“Carl Heldmann has written the bible for people who want to act as their own general contractor….Strewn through the book are interesting tidbits a layman probably wouldn’t hear unless he showed up at a job site at break time with a box of Krispy Kreme doughnuts.” – Los Angeles Times

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - Marcia Schnedler
“If you’re intrigued by the idea of being your own contractor for your dream house, here’s where to begin.”
San Diego Union-Tribune - Robert Bruss
“If you are thinking about building a new house, or renovating your current home, first read [this book].”
Seattle Post-Intelligencer - Gordy Holt
“If you are bound and determined to plunge ahead…pick up a copy of this little book before you start.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580178402
Publisher:
Storey Books
Publication date:
04/01/2006
Series:
Be Your Own House Contractor Ser.
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
456,613
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.44(d)

Meet the Author

Carl Heldmann is a construction loan consultant and an expert on residential construction costs. A licensed homebuilder and real estate broker, he is co-founder of the Michigan School of Home Building and founder of the North Carolina School of Home Building. He lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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