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Previous Owner-Builder for Gary in Parkersburg, WV at OwnerBuilderBook.com - Build Your Own Home

Did you use a designer, architect, stock plan?
 Designed My Own
 

Future Owner-Builder for Gary in Parkersburg, WV at OwnerBuilderBook.com - Build Your Own Home

How many finished levels in your future owner-built house?
 One
 
What type of construction are you planning?
 ICF
 
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?
 Neither working
 
Who will take primary responsibility in your family for the work?
 Both equally
 
Will your project be a starter, step-up, custom, or dream home?
 Custom
 
Will you get comparison bids from general contractors?
 Three
 
Do you have a step-up strategy?
 No
 
How much combined time will you spend planning?
 More than 900 hours
 
How many times are you planning to do this?
 One time total
 
Are you organized?
 Pretty organized
 
Are you a good shopper?
 Super shopper
 
What is the average monthly maintenance cost of the house you'll be leaving?
 $200 - $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?
 1
 
What will you choose for wall insulation?
 Insulated Concrete Forms
 
How much construction industry experience will you have before you owner-build?
 No experience in the industry whatsoever
 
How many books about contracting or the trades will you read when you owner-build?
 More than eight books
 
Do you plan to use any personal friends as subs?
 Two
 
How many houses have you built, remodeled or added on to as an owner-builder?
 One
 
How many children do you have?
 Four
 
How many children will be living at home when you owner-build?
 Four
 
How many bedrooms are you planning on?
 Three
 
How many bathrooms are you planning on?
 3-4
 
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?
 It won't be stick-built.
 
How many tools do you own?
 $2,000 - $3,000
 
Is your occupation "blue collar" or "white collar"?
 Won't be working when I build
 
Will you take pictures of the job when you owner-built?
 Will use a digital camera regularly
 
Do you own a truck?
 No
 
How many covered vehicle spaces will you provide in your owner-built house?
 No garage
 
How much personal use do you make of the Internet?
 15-20 hours
 
What are the most helpful websites for your owner-builder project?
 ownerBuilderBook.com
 
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