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Previous Owner-Builder for Jeff in San Antonio, TX at OwnerBuilderBook.com - Build Your Own Home

Did you use a designer, architect, stock plan?
 Architect
 
Did you use a computer?
 Yes - extensively
 
Are you a coupon shopper?
 10% - 20% of the time
 
What were the impact fees for you to build?
 <$10,000
 
How many books about contracting or the trades did you read when you owner-built?
 One
 
Have you owner-built more than once?
 Only once
 
How much calendar time from when you first did some written planning to groundbreaking?
 One and a half to two years
 
How many bedrooms did you include in your owner-built house?
 Four
 
Were you working when you owner-built?
 Both working
 
How much management time did you and your spouse spend during the construction phase?
 800 - 900 hours
 
How many trades did you do yourself?
 0
 
How many covered vehicle spaces did you provide in your owner-built house?
 Three
 
How much more activity was there at end of project than in the middle?
 60%
 
Did you get liened by anybody?
 No liens
 
Did you take pictures of the job when you owner-built?
 Used a digital camera regularly
 
How many times are you planning to do this?
 Two
 
Was yours a starter, step-up, custom, or dream home?
 Custom
 
What was the age of your previous home?
 10 - 15 yrs.
 
How much construction industry experience did you have before you owner-built?
 No experience in the industry whatsoever
 
How many children do you have?
 Three
 

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How many times are you planning to do this?
 Two
 
Will your project be a starter, step-up, custom, or dream home?
 Custom
 
How much combined time will you spend planning?
 500 - 600 hours
 
How many children do you have?
 Three
 
How much personal use do you make of the Internet?
 5-10 hours
 
Will you get comparison bids from general contractors?
 Two
 
What will be the R-value of your walls?
 R-15
 
What time of year will you start?
 November-December
 
If stick-built, will you use 2x4 or 2x6 framing?
 2x4
 
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