Building Your Custom Home: What You Should Know (Home Harmony Series) Ebook

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Publication Date: January 2006
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Thinking of building your dream house? Before you start, arm yourself with some basic information that will save you time and money in building your first custom home. This handy guide will detail what you should know before you approach a general contractor.

Table of Content

An Exciting Time

About this Guide

Why Hire a GC?

The Benefits of Working with a General Contractor

Investigating General Contractors

Make a List and Check it Twice

What to Ask References

Narrow Down the List

The Bidding Process

Ask for Written Bids

Compare Bids with a Fine Tooth Comb

Beware of the Low Ball

Written Contracts and Agreements

You’ve Chosen a General Contractor, What’s Next?

What to Include in Your Contract

A Word about Home Warranties

Make Changes in Writing

Working with your GC during the Construction of your Home

Confirm that all Permits have been Acquired

Carefully Plan your Project

Communicating with your GC is Vital

Expect Delays

Keeping Records

When Things go Wrong

Why People have Home Building Nightmares

Murphy’s Law is Right: Something will go Wrong

Where to Complain

Homeowner Construction Lien and Contractor Recovery Funds

Understanding Construction Liens

Finally, Your Custom Home is Built! Now What?



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Building Your Custom Home: What You Should Know (Home Harmony Series)