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Building Your Own Home

If you have ever done any type of major remodeling or construction to an existing home then you know how tough and confusing it can be. This is especially true if you have an idea of what you want but you don�t know where to begin or how to start.

Now, imagine how confusing it can be when you are building a whole house! Remodeling your kitchen may have seemed difficult, but wait until you have to make decisions on a new construction home.

Building a home can be both exciting and nerve wracking. You have the great ideas of how the house will look like once it�s done, but how do you even get the ground broke? This is why it is key to find a contractor that will work with you rather than against you. First you will want to begin by looking at several different contractors and getting a feel for what is available. Generally, each contractor has their own set floor plans while others are more than happy to help you build a custom home. First">All contractors should have the proper licensing, bonding and insurance. Be certain that you get proof of these things before hiring any contractor or subcontractor.

Next you will need to sign an agreement. All contracting agreements should be in writing as that is your only protection when it comes to getting what you want in the home you are building. If your builder doesn�t do what you want or a serious problem occurs and you feel you need to sue, then the contract is going to be imperative for you to win the case. You don�t have anything to stand on without a contract. This is also the only way to track how the project is progressing.

When building your own home you may also be able to save some money by purchasing your own fixtures. You can pick out exactly what you want and the contractor will install it. Be sure to have the cost of installation noted in your contract as well. If you do choose to purchase your own fixtures then you are making yourself responsible for getting those items to the job site when the contractor is ready to install it.

A knowledgeable contractor is essential when it comes to building a house. They will tell you where to start, how it�s going to be done and even give you advice on where to find your fixtures, countertops, brick, tile, etc. This is not an easy task to do on your own and the experience of a professional is a necessity.

Submitted by:

Scott Hubbard

Article courtesey of Scott James Hubbard - A Tucson, Arizona REALTOR� Tucson New Homes


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