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How many finished levels in your future owner-built house?
 More than three
 
What type of construction are you planning?
 ICF
 
Planned house style?
 Other
 
How much do you plan to save altogether vs. appraised value?
 25% - 30%
 
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?
 Custom
 
Will you get comparison bids from general contractors?
 Three
 
What percentage of the time do you think O-B's get liened by subs or vendors?
 5%
 
What time of year will you start?
 Jan-Feb
 
Do you have a step-up strategy?
 Yes
 
How much combined time will you spend planning?
 More than 900 hours
 
How many times are you planning to do this?
 More than five
 
Are you organized?
 Not very
 
Are you a good shopper?
 Good shopper
 
What is the average General Contractor estimate to build your plans?
 $150 - $175
 
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?
 $200 - $250
 
Will you incorporate active solar panels (PV) into your home?
 Yes
 
Will you build in town or in the country?
 Rural
 
What's the population of the community where you will build?
 <50,000
 
What will you choose for wall insulation?
 Insulated Concrete Forms
 
How many children do you have?
 Four
 
What will be the R-value of your walls?
 >R-40
 
How many tools do you own?
 Less than $500 replacement value
 
How many houses have you owned prior to this one?
 None
 
Do you know your credit score?
 Yes
 
How much personal use do you make of the Internet?
 20-25 hours
 
If stick-built, will you use 2x4 or 2x6 framing?
 It won't be stick-built.
 
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