New project for the summer of 2014

I am looking to start a new house this summer. I am currently looking for a building site. In the midwest we have the options for basements. So I am looking to get a walkout or daylight lot. It should be interesting since developers in this area are opening up multiple sections in my area. Usually more established general contractors get first choice of the good lots. I am looking for one with a commons area in the rear for privacy and seclusion.

home owner general contracting

I get asked all the time about general contracting as a home owner. I am not currently a general contractor by trait, matter of fact I’m far from it. I also do not come from a construction background either. So general contracting for my last 3 houses was a learning experience. This blog is about understanding the building process for people not familar with construction. General contracting of your own house is very rewarding but can be very frustrating at times. But in the end if you stick to a process and budget you can save a tremendous amount of money.