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Be Your Own House Contractor: Save 25% Without Lifting a Hammer

AUTHOR Heldmann, Carl
PUBLISHER Storey Publishing (04/01/2006)
PRODUCT TYPE Paperback (Paperback)

Description
You don't need to depend on (or pay) a general contractor to manage your construction project. Whether you're building a new home or renovating an existing one, you can manage the job yourself. Carl Heldmann outlines how to purchase your own land, set a reasonable budget and schedule, describe your needs and vision to an architect, and hire subcontractors to do the actual building. Cut out the middleman and save as much as 25 percent on your beautiful new home
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ISBN-13: 9781580178402
ISBN-10: 1580178405
Binding: Paperback or Softback (Trade Paperback (Us))
Content Language: English
Edition Number: 0005
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Page Count: 167
Carton Quantity: 52
Product Dimensions: 6.24 x 0.45 x 8.40 inches
Weight: 0.64 pound(s)
Feature Codes: Index, Price on Product, Table of Contents, Glossary, Illustrated
Country of Origin: US
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BISAC Categories
Technology & Engineering | Construction - Contracting
Technology & Engineering | Do-It-Yourself - General
Dewey Decimal: 690.837
Library of Congress Control Number: 2005036253
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Simple language with no technical jargon. (The New York Times)

This excellent book offers the average person a way to say 25% of the high cost of a new house. Recommended. (Library Journal)

For those who are considering building a home (or addition) this book is a must! (American Homeowners Foundation)

If you can balance a checkbook, read, and deal with people in a fair manner, you can build your own house or addition. You don't need any technical knowledge or building skills - in fact, you'll never pick up a hammer.

With veteran contractor Carl Heldmann as a guide, you'll learn that you can get exactly the house you want, done the way you want it, for less.

In this completely revised and updated fourth edition of his classic how-to book (more than 185,000 copies in print), Heldmann gives an overview of all the steps of building and includes a glossary of building and business terms and sample contracts. He tells how to:

Select land

Secure financing

Develop house plans

Establish schedules

Identify cost-saving options

Select subcontractors

Negotiate contracts

Buy materials and supplies

Estimate building costs

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You don't need to depend on (or pay) a general contractor to manage your construction project. Whether you're building a new home or renovating an existing one, you can manage the job yourself. Carl Heldmann outlines how to purchase your own land, set a reasonable budget and schedule, describe your needs and vision to an architect, and hire subcontractors to do the actual building. Cut out the middleman and save as much as 25 percent on your beautiful new home
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Author: Heldmann, Carl
Carl Heldmann is a construction loan consultant and an expert on residential construction costs. A licensed homebuilder and real estate broker, he is co-founder of the Michigan School of Home Building and founder of the North Carolina School of Home Building. He lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
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