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Myths on Building a Custom Home Through Owner Builder Network

October 2018

Thinking about building your own home? Nervous about starting a home building project?

It's understandable if you are, and that's why we are here for you. Here at Owner Builder Network you become the BUILDER. We will guide you, step by step in building your dream home.

Building your dream home is a major commitment, but the payoff is tremendous. Our team of experts here, at Owner Builder Network, have gathered a list of common myths, we hear about in the building process, and we want you to feel comfortable in knowing.

Myth: BUILDING A CUSTOM HOME WITH OWNER BUILDER NETWORK IS COSTLY?

Here at Owner Builder Network, we do a job cost analysis for every customer. It is very important because that determines to us how much you need to qualify, and it determines the size of your home. It's like a line of credit, you borrow on what you want your home to cost, and that will establish you're a permanent note. You have total control of your budget. The cost of a custom home can require more depending on the details and finishes that you choose to add to your final home. Knowing and working together with our Construction Coordinator on an ideal budget helps our customers bring in their dream home at cost. Well, remember you are the BUILDER so you are saving thousands of dollars doing their job, plus we have the builder and vendor discounts, saving you even more. So, building a home through Owner Builder Network doesn't cost more, we help you save lots of money.

Myth: BUILDING A HOME TAKES A GREAT DEAL OF TIME?

You'll be surprised how quickly you can build your house. Working with Our Construction Site Manager during the construction is the key. Our Construction Coordinator will advise you on certain things to do before closing, getting you well prepared. Working with our contractors on our NETWORK List can reduce some time during the construction process. Working together with our Construction Coordinator helps save you time in the bid process. Unfortunately, we can't control the weather, but being organized is a key factor in building your home in a timely manner.

Myth: BUILDING A NEW HOME CAN BE STRESSFUL?

A common myth associated with the new construction process is that it is always complicated and stressful. While unexpected issues are always a possibility, we look for ways to keep the process as smooth as possible.

Some delays do happen with subcontractors, but we advise our customers to understand that they need to finish another job site to fully attend your site and complete their project. We explain our construction expectations and timeline up front. We want the job done right, so don't rush them. PATIENCE!!!!! Subcontractors are human, and we don't want them to do a lousy job. We want them to do good quality work. That's how they stay on our Network List.

Myth: CAN I BUILD MY HOME ENERGY EFFICIENCY?

Of course, you can. You can build your home, all or part energy efficient. That's up to you and your budget. The technology of today is outstanding, and every day new inventions and upgrades are being produced. You can really save energy due to all the customization that can be designed accordingly, aimed at more energy efficient home. The amazing benefits of custom home building allow for renewed technologies, that can take your new home construction even further by incorporating.

Myth: MY CUSTOM HOME WON'T BE UNDER WARRANTY?

NOT true, you can get your home under warranty. As long as you follow our guidelines on what to do, you should have no problem!!!

We have a great company we work with to get your home under warranty.

We just don't give you a book to build your home, we listen and help you to build your dream home!!!! Building your home with Owner Builder Network Step by Step Give us a call 830-755-8808.