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What type of construction are you planning?
 Masonry
 
Planned house style?
 Contemporary
 
How much do you plan to save altogether vs. appraised value?
 20% - 25%
 
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?
 Two
 
What percentage of the time do you think O-B's get liened by subs or vendors?
 More than 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?
 300 - 400 hours
 
How many times are you planning to do this?
 Three
 
Are you organized?
 Very
 
Are you a good shopper?
 Good shopper
 
Will you incorporate active solar panels (PV) into your home?
 No
 
Will you build in town or in the country?
 Urban
 
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