Owner building to save labor costs

Owner building made it possible for us to get a home with low income.

To be able to build a home and then have over 60% equity in it helps us with a financial stronghold where we otherwise wouldn’t have had any equity in a contractor built home.

We have such a strong financial tool to get loans if we need to, but our monthly payments are also really low because we only had to finance such a small amount for a construction loan.

The whole process of housebuilding is challenging to be sure, but it has many rewards.

I remember seeing our house before we had siding on it and thinking, man, I’ve wasted so much money on this shoddy project.

But it all works out beautifully in the end.

The house looked really ugly until we put on the siding.

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I just wanted to say that I love your website. My husband and I followed your instructions on building our own home. Most of the work we did ourselves, but not all. We saved $90,000 in labor costs and now have a beautiful home that we own.

--Sue and Les Carrigan, Draper, Utah

I built my own home doing all my own labor. My house costs me around $70,000 for materials. It took me 8 months to build and is about 2,000 square feet. I didn't think I could do it, but your house web site encouraged me. I used all the info you had.

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Gainsville, Florida

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Steve Lundquist,

Little Rock, Arkansas

My wife and I lost our home to foreclosure but we kept a plot of land to start over. We are halfway through the construction of our house. Your website gave us hope to start over and build a house with low payments. We are in our late 60's but we find it rewarding to put so much effort into a project that will reward us for years to come.

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