Save $50,000 on Your New Home : Yes! You Can Be Your Own General Contractor
William J. MolloyISBN: 0471155624; 9780471155621;
In the market for a new home, but can't find one that's just right? Why not build one that is? In this indispensable new reference, real estate executive and builder William Molloy provides the tools you need to become an informed "armchair" general contractor. Save $50,000 on Your New Home takes you step-by-step through the complete building process, from choosing an appropriate lot to organizing the title closing. You'll learn how to hire the right people to do the job, what materials to use, what agreements need to be signed—and how to stay within your budget. Packed with insider tips, invaluable advice, helpful illustrations, and sample checklists, this comprehensive guide includes complete details on: Financing your new home—applying for loans; figuring out how much to borrow; obtaining a mortgage; saving on closing costs; combining construction and permanent financing. Lot considerations—What is the elevation? Is the lot approved for building? Is it...