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Old 08-13-2014, 05:43 PM   #231
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Charlie, is this the thread you are looking for?
Yes, thank you ant Bea!
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Old 08-13-2014, 06:06 PM   #232
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Are you going to build a new house, Charlie?
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Old 08-15-2014, 11:06 AM   #233
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Are you going to build a new house, Charlie?

Contemplating, most like cannot afford it. But we went to check out the place.
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Old 08-17-2014, 12:12 PM   #234
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Contemplating, most like cannot afford it. But we went to check out the place.
If you already own the land, building is an excellent option.
It used to be less expensive than buying a house. But I understand materials are much more expensive which might make building out of your reach.

A couple things I would recommend.

1) Don't try and be the GC.
2) Don't cut corners.
3) Make sure everyone on the project is licensed and insured.
4) Contacts are very important even with sub contractors.
5) Look at several homes built by your GC/builder and not only look, but stop in and talk to the owners. See what they did and did not like about the experience.
6) Get at least three quotes from reputable contractors before you hire anyone.

Good luck.
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Old 08-17-2014, 11:08 PM   #235
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I do not own Land. It is a custom builder that bought the land and is building few homes. Kind of expensive. $150 per square foot.

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Old 08-18-2014, 01:12 PM   #236
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I do not own Land. It is a custom builder that bought the land and is building few homes. Kind of expensive. $150 per square foot.

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$300,000 for a new 2,000 sq ft custom home would be real bargain here.
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