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Barrel-Race7,075771570
TuesdayHouston, TX

Vilano-Beach--Water-...21,197391170
4/5/2014Saint Augustine, FL

HudsonHouse7,001300
4/2/2014Omaha, NE

Tanglewood86,6227862,22242
3/24/2014Colorado Springs, CO

697MarlinAustinArea1,17818910
3/15/2014Austin/McDade, TX

1860s-Texas-rehabnew...43,123441910
3/14/2014Boerne, TX

Bladenkirk521640
3/13/2014White Oak, NC

P-Wade-Crocker406100
3/12/2014Spring, TX

Shana479200
3/11/2014Chaffee, MO

OwensNewHome59,9791033810
2/2/2014Chandler, AZ

Du-Lock-Lane1,292200
2/1/2014Houston, TX

Family-Affair10,590440
1/31/2014Saint Petersburg, FL

TheCastle9,975270
1/23/2014Cheshire, CT

The-Last-Rodeo9,65127100
1/14/2014Angel Fire, NM

TheHoskensProject58,5021504333
12/31/2013Dome-ville, central, FL

NorthPoleHome30,203341330
12/29/2013North Pole, AK

navarre-village-buil...1,181100
12/26/2013Gulf Breeze, FL

Seven-Peaks-Faswall-...34,816483181
11/18/2013Graeagle, CA

The-Dailey-Project1,769100
10/27/2013Pompano Beach, FL

Beaver-Creek-Ranch30,273213210
10/15/2013Hayfork, CA

The-Cortes-Adventure17,671520
10/14/2013Snowflake, AZ

jeff3,857300
8/29/2013Jackson, MO

Miami-FL-country-hom...5,365320
7/30/2013Miami, FL

Brevard-County--Pt-S...2,555100
7/17/2013Rockledge, FL

Dream-Build-Austin-T...4,151300
4/17/2013Austin, TX

Eschete-Dome22,37530530
12/24/2012Lafayette, LA

ChapelHillNCBob5,559110
10/23/2012Chapel Hill, NC

The-Skimino-Bluff6,9623130
10/13/2012Williamsburg, VA

Octagon-in-Glencoe-C...48,778144110
10/8/2012Glencoe , CA

nateshomemtpeakview4,662100
9/29/2012

sherman20,033221560
9/27/2012Downers Grove, IL

Omaha9,168380
9/13/2012Omaha, NE

Holy-Hill-House16,47635530
8/27/2012Richfield, WI

Omega-CEO5,613110
8/13/2012Manassas, VA

JayHouse10,3247190
6/22/2012Sebastopol, CA

30233,37423770
5/20/2012Belfair, WA

SunburnStateHome6,302110
3/6/2012Charlotte County, FL

VICTOR-MONTANA8,098110
2/22/2012Victor, MT

Houston-720125966,788100
1/21/2012Houston, TX

Workshop15,587630
1/8/2012Florissant, CO

Our-simple-home11,815223080
12/5/2011LaPorte, IN

ICF-Construction19,355500
11/11/2011Elkridge, MD

Little-Help-from-my-...12,26611150
11/4/2011Rockwall, TX

YaNYca14,000810
10/29/2011Boston, MA

The-Man-Refuge10,837310
10/19/2011San Antonio, TX

mckernanmc11,150320
10/6/2011Amite, LA

Large-Family-Compoun...7,442200
9/23/2011Covington, GA

Woodchuck-Ridge10,294480
9/12/2011Akron, OH

Forever-Home-Sweet-H...20,92034310
8/24/2011Issaquah, WA

Clarksville-MD9,070200
8/22/2011Eldersburg, MD

steve-n-carolyn16,3154140
8/21/2011Sun City, CA

Old-York8,162200
7/27/2011Bridgewater, NJ

Carriage-House17,07120282
7/24/2011Ft. Collins, CO

DomeSweetDome22,29718291
6/4/2011Suffolk, VA

Goodpasture24,151562880
5/28/2011Westminster, CO

Marks-Log-Cabin13,923392210
5/12/2011Altoona, PA

Bill21,121100
5/4/2011Tucson, AZ

Mueller-Dream-Home8,799100
4/15/2011

Oklahoma-Steel10,741650
4/13/2011Minco, OK

DutchG8,415200
4/5/2011

HiddenInOhio10,3169130
4/1/2011Elyria, OH

MagnoliaHouse8,865100
3/29/2011Houston, TX

Buffaloader13,723200
1/11/2011Valley Center, KS

SouthernEcoHome27,79320210
1/9/2011Blacksburg, VA

Austrian-Chalet14,139780
1/2/2011Twin Lakes, CO

Vista-Ridge13,17821660
12/21/2010Swanton, OH

OurFarmstead28,425601890
12/10/2010Pennsylvania

AirparkHome-Remodel29,61122460
11/8/2010Hillsboro, OR

Holloway10,865200
11/7/2010Petersburg, VA

Building-Our-Lakefro...9,754110
11/5/2010Piscataway, NJ

SunburyGalena-Build9,020100
11/3/2010Galena, OH

BUILDING-OUR-GREEN-D...9,881800
11/2/2010Pattison, TX

RR-Homestead23,98131740
10/26/2010Janesville, CA

Casa-Paradiso-Vieque...9,833200
10/19/2010Chelsea, MA

Millerbuild11,0955110
10/1/2010Carstairs, AB

Delisledigs11,512300
9/16/2010Jacksonville, FL

h20dave11,343430
9/10/2010Waterloo, AL

Mountain-Idyl11,089900
9/9/2010Asheville, NC

High-over-Lake-Granb...14,56812230
9/8/2010Granbury, TX

Homestead35,94264850
9/8/2010Smithville, MO

philandjan12,947100
9/2/2010

Commons10,165200
8/21/2010Atascocita, TX

Our-First-OB-home10,560300
7/27/2010Gardner, KS

Louisiana-Mediterran...20,108311870
7/21/2010Sunset, LA

Crows-Nest9,838100
7/20/2010

Patterson-Project10,404400
7/16/2010John's Island, SC

Hidden-Meadow-Home12,4462100
7/13/2010Murrieta, CA

New-house-in-Selah-W...10,193140
7/4/2010Belfair, WA

Arnold-CA-Alpine-cha...20,91122100
7/2/2010Arnold, CA

Working-Wilton39,892343010
6/16/2010Wilton, NH

JJ-Residence9,616100
6/7/2010San Antonio, TX

Thompson-Valley-Home10,818330
6/6/2010Monticello, FL

Naperville-Webster-S...26,3592360
5/21/2010Naperville, IL

Gary--Suzi11,059100
5/7/2010

crystal-falls-home28,82320270
5/5/2010Cedar Park, TX

Kapoho-Retirement-Ho...10,892130
5/4/2010Santa Ana, CA

NC--New-Construction10,490100
5/3/2010

Collins-on-Cobblesto...11,49221910
4/30/2010Waynesville, NC

Dwight--Colleen-Hart...11,892130
4/30/2010Vaughn, WA

Riley32,81232950
4/29/2010Cave Creek, AZ

The-New-Ries-Homeste...14,88719980
4/21/2010Polk/Richfield/Erin/Hartford, WI

The-Season9,541130
4/10/2010Mount Airy, NC

The-Naas-Place10,048200
3/30/2010Pittsburg, CA

Phil-and-Lauras-home13,104400
3/20/2010Tulsa, OK

Southport-NC-Home17,537201281
3/18/2010Southport, NC

Loris24,996110
3/11/2010

Seaton-Station10,241140
3/10/2010Siloam Springs, AR

Backwoods-Project14,303390
3/4/2010Jeffersonville, GA

ICF-in-Ann-Arbor26,220293710
1/25/2010Dexter, MI

DancingPines10,987200
1/25/2010Clinton, LA

Log-Cabin10,584150
1/23/2010indianapolis, IN

The-Kinzel-House9,976100
1/21/2010New Orleans, LA

PahrumpProject17,0615390
1/17/2010Spokane, WA

TheBeachHouse14,63913200
1/16/2010Shoreline, WA

Artist-Haven-Home14,956970
1/13/2010Kansas City, MO

SOPHIA--SAMUELDELAWA...17,40311310
12/2/2009Smyrna, DE

Plant-City-Craftsman16,8294100
11/22/2009Plant City, FL

WestermanFarm11,441130
11/10/2009Dickson, TN

Shane22,510600
10/31/2009San Antonio, TX

ADCountryHome12,8711130
10/31/2009Fort Worth, TX

ICF-Keller-Tx51,214321220
10/6/2009Roanoke, TX

digs24,223100
9/30/2009Tracy City, TN

threegables21,390201340
9/29/2009Hartland, WI

LittleLakeCorner72,8571016040
9/29/2009Groveland, FL

Utah-Casa11,590200
9/28/2009Saratoga Springs, UT

Tornado-Reconstructi...11,038800
9/24/2009Port Neches, TX

toolehouse50,298891450
9/20/2009Reno, NV

Bobs-Blog52,996614140
9/16/2009New Florence, PA

Blessings10,208100
9/11/2009farmville, NC

Schrammelot15,9927900
9/11/2009Pierson, FL

PennsmithLostValleyT...35,848552150
9/9/2009Dripping Springs, TX

River-House10,643220
9/7/2009Clinton, NJ

SantaFe-in-AJ10,386100
8/28/2009Apache Junction, AZ

Dennis-Dream-Home30,064385050
8/27/2009Readington Twp, NJ

Massive-Undertaking11,5341100
8/26/2009Wimauma, FL

Lafayette10,293200
8/11/2009Cramerton, NC

Dream-site-on-the-La...11,086200
8/5/2009La Porte, TX

Williams-New-Home-Si...10,334110
8/2/2009Windsor, NC

Cobblestone-Lane10,424100
7/30/2009Great Falls, MT

PensacolaBeachHouse10,234110
6/22/2009Gulf Breeze, FL

12YEARSINTHEPLANNING10,878120
6/16/2009LADSON, SC

Steinys-Hideaway10,856200
6/9/2009Venice, CA

DreamHome29,497261900
6/7/2009Orlando, FL

CastleHeims20,76421590
6/5/2009Cedar Rapids, IA

Utah-Warehouse10,096220
5/20/2009Fairview, UT

Where-to-start12,435610
5/16/2009Lemoore, CA

Castle-Rock-Lakehous...16,35510840
4/27/2009Necedah, WI

Oleg25,968360
4/22/2009San Diego, CA

MoeCompound10,264340
4/9/2009Camano Island, WA

Huckleberry-Home10,338200
4/8/2009Williamstown, NJ

Vonk24,240100
4/7/2009Zeeland, MI

Small-Timber-Frame14,681110
4/2/2009Central Mass, MA

EatonLoch-Haven11,135110
4/1/2009Roanoke, VA

windowsnsiding10,196110
3/28/2009Long Island, NY

Arkansas-First-Timer25,85939880
3/27/2009Trumann, AR

Back-Home-In-Crisp12,425111510
3/22/2009Ennis, TX

Victor--Susan-0820,342211210
3/17/2009Ruckersville, VA

Rick-and-Tinas-dream...11,658120
3/14/2009Auburndale, FL

Keener-Road13,0484100
3/11/2009Elizabethtown, PA

NC-Newbie10,955100
3/10/2009Boone, NC

MadisonGA11,1781130
2/26/2009Madison, GA

Techbuilt-Scammed12,617100
2/25/2009Rebew, LA

choanne83110,206100
2/9/2009charlotte, NC

WilliamsinVegas34,006301190
1/29/2009Henderson, NV

PhilesBryant12,067260
1/20/2009graham, WA

MortgageSmart10,429100
1/19/2009Cocoa, FL

QuarterlyHouse57,905136990
1/12/2009Orlando, FL

RabbitRun19,775311690
1/11/2009Afton, VA

Sonave-Sunsets10,539120
1/9/2009Yucca, AZ

Heart-of-PA16,1409160
1/6/2009Lewistown, PA

Krusehome11,614200
12/27/2008Lake City, FL

BrunkHouseAlmaKansas15,624260
12/26/2008Garden Grove, CA

Raider-Bills-Tenn-Ho...14,6356320
12/22/2008Largo, FL

Andel-Ranch28,311334020
12/17/2008Rogers, TX

Elijahs-Home11,800460
12/6/2008Vero Beach, FL

ranch-house10,431100
11/25/2008springfield, IL

Howard-Georgia-Retir...16,059670
11/9/2008Harlem, GA

The-Woods-Journal11,304110
11/6/2008Doraville, GA

StansTLH16,0211090
11/1/2008Tehachapi, CA

Kevin--Kerrys-Dream11,572350
10/17/2008Northvale, NJ

Katabatic-Wind12,177470
10/16/2008Huntsville, AL

Elmhurst-Modern13,631120
10/14/2008elmhurst, IL

Accessible-House11,5963100
10/14/2008Munford, TN

Cherry-Valley-Vista10,659120
10/5/2008Duvall, WA

Jon-and-Mollys-House18,271150
9/25/2008Ellicott City, MD

Proctor-ICF11,728110
9/25/2008Fredericksburg, VA

Hawaiian-Bungalo18,072111020
9/23/2008Holualoa, HI

Pete--Rhiannon12,735430
9/19/2008Springfield, MO

2008-Cedar-Ln17,56114350
9/19/2008Seaville, NJ

dmaceld20,76114880
9/16/2008Nampa, ID

Help-with-Goulds-and...12,892100
9/16/2008tampa, FL

Consulting10,303100
9/2/2008Orlando, FL

AlaskaICFREMOTEHouse16,71519380
8/17/2008Wasilla, AK

NC-Pond-House11,767320
8/4/2008Wilmington, NC

MargaritaVilla11,374240
8/4/2008Raleigh, NC

Latest-update12,6788100
8/4/2008Sierra Vista, AZ

ANDREA11,265400
8/2/2008Dallas, TX

The-Ridges14,03611130
7/31/2008Logan, UT

Avenida-Del-Sol15,17113520
7/31/2008Peoria, AZ

dream-home-ohio11,333600
7/30/2008Zanesville, OH

Penetang-Craftsman10,962360
7/27/2008Penetanguishene, ON

Tristan--11,418600
7/25/2008Lebanon, NJ

Dreamy-Design-in-Glo...16,716100
7/9/2008Clifton, VA

need-help-Jim11,898110
7/8/2008Bandon, OR

deltona-fl-custom-ho...12,4944140
7/6/2008Deltona Beach, FL

Ingraham-House-Chape...11,748200
6/29/2008Cary, NC

famborgie10,651100
6/26/2008Lockhart, TX

95821-Addition21,9177140
6/24/2008Sacramento, CA

Cajun-Homestead19,04612930
6/22/2008Lafayette, LA

West-Texas-Ranch-Hou...12,851110
6/18/2008Andrews, TX

Quail-Bluff-Pasco12,6599290
6/10/2008Pasco, WA

Spyders-Web10,558100
6/10/2008Norman, OK

mike-and-tori-darnle...13,090510
6/2/2008Rainbow, CA

Lin-Washington10,594100
5/29/2008Fresno, CA

Capernall-House11,446420
5/15/2008Belleville, MI

Hidden-Valley-Texas10,736100
5/7/2008Southlake, TX

cosdreamhome41,385731470
5/5/2008Colorado Springs, CO

Sowle-Family-House13,238590
4/29/2008South Burlington, VT

Cyberdoc-Residence10,943200
4/25/2008San Diego, CA

Fortune-House10,973100
4/17/2008Mooresville, NC

Joeb28,799400
4/15/2008Oakland, FL

Alvin-House11,213200
4/14/2008LaPorte, TX

Thomas-Home--Raintre...21,271271800
4/9/2008Lee's Summit, MO

Greg--Kathys-New-Hou...12,202200
4/3/2008Barryton, MI

Where-is-Waldo28,32244830
4/2/2008Marion, OH

Nimmerrichters-Fores...10,064100
4/2/2008Waldorf, MD

Mayfield-House10,675100
3/31/2008Mayfield, UT

beamanhouse10,721100
3/27/2008Manistique, MI

Kanak-ICF--Virginia15,493900
3/26/2008Fredericksburg, VA

Sheldon-St15,320300
3/21/2008Orlando, FL

Bert-25,896310
3/20/2008Southern, CA

Our-Ohio-ICF-home22,00720270
3/20/2008Mansfield, OH

ericdc11,211310
3/8/2008Uniontown, PA

EurekaHouse-ICF15,0865150
3/6/2008Berkeley, CA

Superstition-Views15,404281600
3/6/2008Mesa, AZ

Blue-Springs-Project12,8888230
2/24/2008Broken Arrow, OK

Our-House10,567100
2/24/2008Miami, FL

httpownerbuilderbook...13,316830
2/19/2008Clayton, NY

JourneyBackHome10,404100
2/3/2008Oviedo, FL

Collier-Home12,862110
2/1/2008Little Rock, AR

DDs-ICF12,400330
1/27/2008New Smyrna Bch, FL

EurekaMT-Timberframe12,0271430
1/24/2008Augusta, MI

The-Larnerd-House13,5105210
1/21/2008Newport News, VA

Casa-Bella11,349100
1/14/2008Pueblo West, CO

Gordon-Lake-House15,36517510
1/3/2008Oakland, IA

STEPHANIES-DREAM12,55917570
12/30/2007Lower Burrell, PA

Florida-Waterfront-C...14,942310
12/29/2007PB, FL

6158-in-Montgomery-T...11,295410
12/23/2007Conroe, TX

ClearwaterHills13,710260
12/14/2007Paradise Valley, AZ

BobDonna9,988100
12/12/2007Sacramento, CA

AboveTheAppleTree9,963100
12/8/2007La Farge, WI

Casa-Nostra12,226230
12/2/2007Bangor, PA

Building-the-Dream-i...13,771700
11/29/2007Gladstone, OR

Ingram-Fleming-ICF-H...16,372480
11/29/2007Plant City, FL

inniagara9,461100
11/24/2007Niagara Falls, ON

SchnabelEstate10,579240
11/16/2007Avon, IN

WeAreBuildingAgain21,39227560
11/15/2007Orlando, FL

Lake-Pleasant10,533210
11/14/2007Erie, PA

Green-for-Dean10,555100
11/10/2007San Jose, CA

The-Ponderosa12,3268220
11/4/2007Perry, OK

FlagholeRoad10,619260
10/25/2007Franklin, NH

Beckynray11,781300
10/24/2007Powhatan, VA

Spicewood-TX12,267330
10/20/2007Austin, TX

Powderhorn24,162481760
10/4/2007Florida

Luray-VA-1stTimeBuil...14,844730
10/4/2007Luray, VA

kittyfhughesnet10,327250
9/27/2007Noblesville, IN

Scott-Family10,912100
9/25/2007Trinity, AL

Taking-the-Plunge13,4066180
9/18/2007Springfield, OH

RozBuildingAdventure10,790100
9/14/2007San Pablo, CA

Helpful-Tips11,885200
9/13/2007Encinitas, CA

Poplar-Creek-Farm13,8275250
9/10/2007Oakland Park, FL

TheWillemsHome21,5461750
9/10/2007Galloway Township, NJ

ComfortHome11,361200
8/30/2007Dublin, OH

10000-sq-feet36,33922260
8/26/2007La Habra Heights, CA

Bird-house12,4833400
8/22/2007Ithaca, NY

Circle-S_ICF_House35,770462640
8/21/2007Sparta, IL

New-England-Saltbox10,765100
8/16/2007Columbia, SC

RamblewoodatJeterFar...11,5816330
8/10/2007Kansas City, MO

Kraemer-Collinwood-H...11,173200
7/21/2007Delano, MN

BigOakBuilderTX14,792270
7/20/2007Wharton, TX

Johnson-Family-Dream11,024100
7/20/2007Normal, IL

19225-ROBERTSON-ST17,71514250
7/12/2007Orlando, FL

Thattle-Dew-Farm10,980220
7/12/2007Halls Harbour, NS

WindyJ14,94611260
7/2/2007Knoxville, TN

Vistoso-Green-Home12,269310
6/28/2007Tucson, AZ

Lewis-Chapel-House16,475200
6/25/2007Dunlap, TN

father-daughter10,525200
6/25/2007Loveland, CO

davewhite11,504100
6/24/2007Nanaimo, BC

NutmegWedgefieldOrla...12,489600
6/22/2007Orlando, FL

4600SF-Dream-Home-in...14,583410
6/19/2007Mooresville, NC

Coeur-dAlene-Idaho-H...12,358240
6/13/2007Coeur d Alene, ID

Tampa-Bay13,938490
6/10/2007Ruskin, FL

Dream-In-Progress14,375540
6/7/2007Shawnee, KS

todd-in-tullahoma10,900100
6/4/2007tullahoma, TN

TheOwens11,681300
6/1/2007Dickson, TN

Country-Cleaver11,805140
5/29/2007Springfield, IL

South-Dakota-Lake-Ho...12,0726110
5/23/2007Sioux Falls, SD

Gods-Home11,213200
5/18/2007Eustis, FL

hammock11,069110
5/14/2007Martinez, GA

Grove-St-Rocklin11,148300
5/13/2007Orangevale, CA

Gardeners-Delight11,980330
5/13/2007Norristown, PA

Newman-Family11,995100
4/26/2007oralndo, FL

do-over-house12,634200
4/25/2007Roseville, CA

Mountain-Building11,381370
4/21/2007Hiawassee, GA

Alaskan-Log-Home12,705120
4/15/2007Tok, AK

Warner-Dream12,903600
4/11/2007Astatula, FL

RehmannSchreiner13,89018150
4/2/2007Maple Grove, MN

outspokenbikeguy13,5434140
3/29/2007Sanford, FL

SmelltheForest35,804471480
3/23/2007Colorado Springs, CO

PolkCityProject15,1977110
3/21/2007Norcross, GA

DwaynePam12,035200
3/21/2007Normal, IL

cypressknoll11,097100
3/20/2007Palm Coast, FL

candlepower19,112241550
3/20/2007Lansing, IA

Team-Rosa11,968200
3/19/2007Springfield, VA

GLOUCESTER11,653120
3/17/2007Newport News, VA

Ohiodreamhome12,0324140
3/16/2007Reynoldsburg, OH

Gypsy-Love12,523110
3/12/2007Highland, NY

Forrest-Towne11,710220
3/10/2007Brinnon, WA

Dreams-Come-True10,976100
3/8/2007Glen St Mary, FL

Almost-A-Country-Gir...10,992100
3/7/2007Addison Township, MI

BrandonBuildingBlog11,772100
3/4/2007Layton, UT

SafecreteHouse13,028300
3/4/2007Raleigh, NC

newbie-12,137100
2/21/2007North Plains, OR

BuzzardsNest14,382310
2/14/2007Saint Lucie, FL

woodfamilyhome12,488200
2/10/2007Keno, OR

vegascastle11,811100
2/3/2007Henderson, NV

newsteel17,780100
1/28/2007Florence, SC

Dream-Home-200712,300100
1/27/2007Gwynn Oak, MD

DelgadosAdobeAbode12,710200
1/18/2007San Diego, CA

bobindeltona14,933250
1/14/2007Deltona, FL

Highland6412,415300
1/8/2007New Orleans, LA

SmallProjectSilverSp...17,7521020
1/7/2007Silver Springs, NV

BeehlerHome22,68211640
1/3/2007Kalamazoo, MI

eveningshade12,017110
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Over the last several months I have tried to learn as much as I can about being an owner-builder from the various posts and replies of others. I have found some very detailed and helpful posts.
Marty in Boston, MA

Previous Owner-Builder for Stan in Knoxville, TN at OwnerBuilderBook.com - Home for Owner-Builders

Do you have a step-up strategy?
 No
 

Future Owner-Builder for Stan in Knoxville, TN at OwnerBuilderBook.com - Home for Owner-Builders

How many times are you planning to do this?
 One time total
 
How many finished levels in your future owner-built house?
 One
 
What type of construction are you planning?
 Conventional
 
Planned house style?
 Conventional
 
How much do you plan to save altogether vs. appraised value?
 15% - 20%
 
How many hours do you project spending as a couple, counting planning and construction?
 > 1,000 hrs.
 
Will you be working when you owner-build?
 Both working
 
Who will take primary responsibility in your family for the work?
 Husband primary
 
Will your project be a starter, step-up, custom, or dream home?
 Dream home
 
Will you get comparison bids from general contractors?
 Two
 
What percentage of the time do you think O-B's get liened by subs or vendors?
 5% - 10%
 
What time of year will you start?
 September
 
Do you have a step-up strategy?
 Yes
 
How much combined time will you spend planning?
 More than 900 hours
 
Are you organized?
 Pretty organized
 
Are you a good shopper?
 Good shopper
 
What is the average General Contractor estimate to build your plans?
 $100 - $125
 
What is the average monthly maintenance cost of the house you'll be leaving?
 $200 - $300
 
What is the average monthly utility cost in your current home?
 $250 - $300
 
Will you incorporate active solar panels (PV) into your home?
 No
 
Will you build in town or in the country?
 Rural
 
What's the population of the community where you will build?
 <50,000
 
How much calendar time will there be from when you first did some written planning to groundbreaking?
 Two and a half to three years
 
Do you know your credit score?
 Yes
 
How many houses have you owned prior to this one?
 4
 
What will you choose for wall insulation?
 Blown-in cellulose
 
What will be the R-value of your walls?
 R-14
 
How much construction industry experience will you have before you owner-build?
 > 10 years
 
How many books about contracting or the trades will you read when you owner-build?
 Three
 
Do you plan to use any personal friends as subs?
 One
 
How many houses have you built, remodeled or added on to as an owner-builder?
 None
 
How many children do you have?
 Two
 
How many children will be living at home when you owner-build?
 None
 
How many bedrooms are you planning on?
 Three
 
How many bathrooms are you planning on?
 2-3
 
How many air conditioning units will you include in your owner-built house?
 One compressor
 
If stick-built, will you use 2x4 or 2x6 framing?
 2x4
 
How many tools do you own?
 $2,000 - $3,000
 
Do you have experience using spreadsheets for budgeting or scheduling?
 Ten times
 
Is your occupation "blue collar" or "white collar"?
 White collar
 
Will you take pictures of the job when you owner-built?
 Will use a digital camera regularly
 
Do you own a truck?
 Yes
 
How many covered vehicle spaces will you provide in your owner-built house?
 More than five
 
How much personal use do you make of the Internet?
 10-15 hours
 
Why are you considering owner-building?
 Control of the build and savings.
 

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