From $9.95



Syndication






Statistics

Users
Total: 26,800
Visited Last 30 days: 93
Forum Messages
Total: 20,467
Last 30 days: 1
Forum Evaluations
Total: 24,012
Last 30 days: 0
Journal Entries
Total: 4,705
Last 30 days: 11
Connections
Total: 14,874
Last 30 days: 4
Downloads
Total: 72,267

Journals

Name
Mutton-Busting Nashville, TN
1,908 Visits | 57 Posts | 94 Pix | 0 Videos
wumifoso
28 Visits | 1 Posts | 1 Pix | 0 Videos
Tanglewood Colorado Springs, CO
96,413 Visits | 819 Posts | 2,272 Pix | 42 Videos
insulation4us Wilmington, DE
71 Visits | 1 Posts | 4 Pix | 2 Videos
insulation4less Folkestone, AL
91 Visits | 1 Posts | 3 Pix | 0 Videos
697-Marlin-Near-Aust... Austin/McDade, TX
2,565 Visits | 39 Posts | 262 Pix | 0 Videos
eModernDecor South El Monte, CA
130 Visits | 1 Posts | 5 Pix | 4 Videos
Insulationstop Latham, NY
110 Visits | 1 Posts | 1 Pix | 0 Videos
Our-Forever-House Omaha, NE
320 Visits | 2 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
TheHoskensProject Dome-ville, central, FL
61,191 Visits | 159 Posts | 472 Pix | 3 Videos
NorthPoleHome North Pole, AK
33,415 Visits | 35 Posts | 140 Pix | 0 Videos
Homestead-II--Our-Ne... smithville, MO
283 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
The-Last-Rodeo Angel Fire, NM
11,676 Visits | 29 Posts | 10 Pix | 0 Videos
Larnerd-House Chenango Forks, NY
2,168 Visits | 2 Posts | 2 Pix | 0 Videos
HudsonHouse Omaha, NE
8,422 Visits | 4 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Seven-Peaks-Faswall-... Graeagle, CA
37,880 Visits | 50 Posts | 320 Pix | 1 Videos
Barrel-Race Houston, TX
9,122 Visits | 86 Posts | 175 Pix | 0 Videos
Cobbler-Mountain-Hom... Alexandria, VA
1,549 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Vilano-Beach--Water-... Saint Augustine, FL
23,077 Visits | 39 Posts | 118 Pix | 0 Videos
1860s-Texas-rehabnew... Boerne, TX
45,535 Visits | 44 Posts | 191 Pix | 0 Videos
See all journals...

Current Top-Rated Posters

RatingPosts

I came across this site and The Owner-Builder Book early on. I gained a lot of valuable information from the book and this site.
Jim Cleaver



Posted by Byron in Lebanon, IN on 5/27/2006 3:24:17 PM

May 27, 2006 and the ShangriLaw journal starts.  ShangriLaw is an appropriate name for the property of the Law family.  We are a good three years out from starting construction on our home.  We (my wife and I and our four boys - and a dog) really need a new home.  We currently live in a 1,000 sqft ranch with one bathroom and we could use some more space.  in three years, my wife should finish her degree and start work just as the youngest starts school and we should be in a better position to start building then with two incomes.

Right now we are in the process of trying to purchase our property.  They have accepted our price, but they are haggling over a couple contingencies.  But if it turns out alright, we will have 3.5 acres for $40K, which is not a bad price for around here, where $20K on up/ac is more standard.  The only reservation I have about the property is an underground stream that runs pretty much through the middle of the property (right where we want to situate the house - including a basement).  As such, we will most likely have to site the house to the front or back of the property (or the side, depending on how you look at it, given that it is on a corner lot).  Regardless, I think the stream may pose some siting challenges for the house.  Although we would dearly love a basement, we may consider building without one, live in the place two years and then take the equity somewhere we CAN have a basement.  I'm seriously considering taking advantage of the 97 tax law and build every two years to build up our nest egg.  It's a nuisance to the family, but it could be a fun time together as well.


Login to Reply




Login to comment...
Copyright 1997-2015 Consensus Group Inc.