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

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

by Mark A. Smith, Cameron Gull, Elaine M. Smith
     
 

The book was honored by the National Association of Home and Workshop Writers with its Silver Hammer Award for Books, 2001.

We have provided many other resources to help you build at OwnerBuilderBook.com, including a free Owner-Builder Resource CD-ROM with software for construction budgeting and scheduling. See more details below

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The book was honored by the National Association of Home and Workshop Writers with its Silver Hammer Award for Books, 2001.

We have provided many other resources to help you build at OwnerBuilderBook.com, including a free Owner-Builder Resource CD-ROM with software for construction budgeting and scheduling.

Editorial Reviews

Builders Showcase
If you don't want to sorry, follow the process outlined by Mark Smith in his book, The Owner-Builder Book.
Countrys Best Log Homes
Assuming you have the same costs that a general contractor will have, you will save the profit (more than 10 percent average) and the overhead (two to three times the profit) paid to a general...The Owner-Builder Book discusses just how this can be done.
Curtis Rivers
...this is the book which will tell you how to design and build your own home just the way you want it. It also tells you how to save thousands of dollars in the process...You can also save up to 50% of the cost of a house by becoming an owner-builder...goes through the stages of how to plan, planning, how to buy, developing a network for purchasing your materials, how to get bids, what to look for in bids on different areas, how to supervise your sub contractors, etc...seems to leave very few, if any, stones unturned.
Vero Beach Press Journal
Henry Herald
This new book gives a step-by-step approach to building your own home and saving up to 50 percent on construction costs. Chapters show how to beat contractor pricing tactics, how to deal with paperwork (contracts, permits, and legal and insurance protection), how to manage home building project on a daily basis, and how to avoid common owner-builder mistakes.
Home and Real Estate Weekly
...highlights techniques for materials shopping (what he calls "commando shopping") and planning your home room-by-room to maximize savings.
Kansas City Star
The 16-chapter book takes [you] from putting a materials list together and putting out bids to subcontractors to shopping for bargains and close-outs on framing lumber, fixtures, concrete and appliances. It also discusses how to avoid first-time mistakes.
Mahfouri
When it comes to building your dream home, sweat equity a.k.a. doing it yourself, can help economize. But you don't need to swing a hammer to nail substantial savings. In The Owner-Builder Book Mark Smith leads home-owners through a step-by-step guide of planning, scheduling and financing a custom built house.
American Press
Nancy Cook-Senn
...16 easy to read chapters with lots of charts, lists and examples...More practical advice...
The Shawnee News-Star
Prince William Region Home Focus
...covers every aspect of the building process, including planning, scheduling, working with subcontractors, financing, building permits, etc....has, perhaps for the first time, demystified the home-building process for the layman. Consider this to be a textbook.
Robb Northrup
If you ever have thought of building your own home, The Owner-Builder Book is for you because it is a step-by-step guide for the amateur and covers all aspects of building a home.
Kitchener-Waterloo Record
Simple Living Quarterly
Great practical little book filled with tips to save money when building a home. If you want to take on the project yourself, it's good to know the tricks of the trade first. You'll learn to manage bureaucratic paperwork, how to get subs on your side, and even become privy to "commando" shopping techniques. The Smiths explain how to benefit from new tax laws and how to prepare yourself to get loan approval.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780966142808
Publisher:
Consensus Group, Incorporated, The
Publication date:
01/01/1998
Pages:
171
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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