We get it, building your own home has been something you’ve wanted to do for ages! Maybe you’ve managed to pass all of the important milestones in life leading up to this moment– getting married, having a family, finding your dream job and maybe even getting a promotion– and you’ve decided that now is finally the time! But, what comes next? At Owner Builder Network® (OBN) we have the experience to know that the key to a smooth and successful home-building process is spending the right amount of time planning before you dive in. What are some of the steps you should follow when beginning your planning process? Let’s walk you through a few!
First off, before you start any other balls rolling you need to make sure you’ve planned your finances. Without proper financing or enough financing, you could find your project grinding to an unexpected halt. When you partner with OBN we work with banks that make the loan process easier than ever and allow you to maintain control of the funds throughout the construction process.
The right financing then allows you to move forward with some of the more exciting steps in the planning process. You can now find that perfect, beautiful plot of land that’s going to provide the views and privacy you’ve always hoped for. You can begin finalizing your perfect building plans and working on your budget to include any subcontractors you are going to need. This is an exciting endeavor that you are beginning and with Owner Builder Network®, we can be at your side the entire way. Find out How it Works today!
Spring is all about new beginnings and starting fresh. Why else do you think so many people put “spring cleaning” at the top of their to-do lists? Well if your to-do list has included figuring out how you’re going to build your dream home while cutting costs, then look no further than Owner Builder Network ®. Since 1997 the goal of Owner Builder Network ® has been to help everyday people build their dream homes. We understand that amazing feeling of enjoying a fresh spring day from the porch that you designed and built and we want to help as many people as possible experience that for themselves.
Owner Builder Network ® can help you with design work and making sure the home design fits your budget. We can help you to put financing in place with banks that will ensure you are in charge of the money being spent throughout your project. As you build your home, we are able to put you in contact with other Owner Builders so that you can help each other through rough spots or by bouncing ideas around together. We are simply here to provide you with the road map and contacts you need to get the job done. Our subcontractor list is second to none! Many of them have been with us from the beginning. Oh by the way, do you want to do some of the work yourself? That’s allowable too!
Are you ready with a big glass of Texas Sweet Tea? Because you’ll soon be enjoying it looking off the porch or patio of your dream home on a warm spring day! We can help you to have the peace of mind knowing that you were there every step of the way. Are you ready to finally have everything you ever wanted in a home? Come learn how Owner Builder Network ® can help guide the way while you take charge!
Maybe as a kid, you were building castles in the sandbox or on the beach or using crayons to draw pictures of your future home. If you took those imaginations and carried them with you over the years, dreaming of that perfect place, then it might be time to make it a reality with the help of Owner Builder Network. It doesn’t matter if your ideas have turned into concrete plans or just sketches. We can help you create a blueprint and detailed plan to help you build your own home.
First, we sit down together for the planning phase. This is where we discuss budgeting, financing options, buying land, and designing your home. You take an active part in making your home a reality, while we prepare an easy-to-follow plan and timeline, describing the individual steps, tips, and items you have to consider throughout the project.
After the planning comes the construction! But don’t worry, you’re not on your own. Your team at OBN is there every step of the way to guide you through the process, give good advice, and help you to coordinate with your subcontractors. We check in with you regularly to make sure you’re on track, but ultimately, you’re the one in control! This is your dream home and we’re just here to make sure it happens.
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We are uniquely experienced and ready to assist you. We ensure that you build the home you want, the way you want it built! You control the purse strings, and you have input on all decisions made, and all materials being used in your home. You are in the driver’s seat, and we’re your GPS! Being the decision maker you save the money that would normally line someone else’s pockets.
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The holiday season can be filled with lots of errands and stress, but we also like to think of it as a time to reflect on the year, while considering the future. As we sit with our families and friends, enjoying quality time together, it’s easy to start talking about our dreams and ideas. If you’ve been talking about building your own home, making sketches, and even talking finances – it’s time to talk to Owner Builder Network.
We can help you shape those initial ideas into a realistic plan. Don’t know what kind of kitchen you want? Look at some of the fantastic interior designs our OBN families have brought to life. Not sure about what kind of materials you should use on the outside of your house? Look at these different exteriors for a better idea. Are you concerned with the timeline for parts of the project? We bring over 20 years of experience in finding and coordinating the best contractors. We know how long each part of the project should take and we can make sure you have the right support. Our team works hand in hand with you throughout the entire process, guiding you when you need it.
Your ideas might look like just a pipe dream, but with the right experts working through every aspect with you – that dream can turn into happy inspirations, then an exciting journey, and eventually a finished home. Someday soon, you could be enjoying the holidays in a home you helped design and build.
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Do you know when you should install flooring or appliances, but don’t know how to get your project to that phase? Don’t worry – you’re not alone! We can help you with our detailed process and continual support. We are here to fill the informational voids regarding the construction process that most have. While most of us are familiar with a kitchen remodel or bath remodel or painting the extra bedroom, managing your home construction requires everything to be done in a specific order and schedules should be planned 4-6 weeks ahead to avoid chaos and troubles.
Our team will sit down with you to discuss the best order within the different phases of construction. This ensures that installations happen in the right order for efficiency and cost savings. Ideally, you should stay 6 weeks ahead with your construction planning. This way, you can look ahead and know what is coming up when talking to subcontractors. Even if you get held up on one part, you can give them a heads up in time. Communication is key!
Your team at Owner Builder Network will work closely with you to create a construction calendar customized to match your needs and is based on our extensive experience. So, call or email us to schedule an appointment before launching into work! We will help you master the scheduling process for your construction project.
When it comes to building a new home financing is always a big consideration. OBN has established relationships with financing
resources that will allow you to make all the financial decisions during the construction of your home. These banks are familiar
we do things here at OBN which makes it easy for our clients to work through the approvals process and secure a construction
Do you have land already, or know where you would like to build but don’t know how to get started? Taking that first step is
always intimidating. If you need to purchase land it can be absorbed into your construction loan, existing land pay offs can
also be rolled into your
construction loan. Design fees, and OBN’s fee can also be included in the construction loan.
All loans are subject to credit, debt to income ratios, and appraisal.
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The decision to build a new home from the ground up is a major one, and deciding to do it on your own is often scary and filled
with questions. If you want to be the decision maker on all aspects of your new home, make the tough calls, work side by side
with your contractor, then working with Owner Builder Network may be the right option for you.
One of the biggest considerations to Being Your Own Builder is the cost savings to you. In today’s market the ‘builder’ is often
nothing more than a project manager, subcontracting parts of the job to different companies. As the builder, your ability to
make smart choices and build relationships with your subcontractors will put that money back in your pocket.
As seasoned experts in this field, we have a network of tried and trusted suppliers and subcontractors, some who have worked
with us from our inception in 1997. We know our business and are here to support you and get you into the home of your dreams.
Our of our biggest selling points is our past customers who are always willing to chat with you, and share their experiences
and recommendations. We have a start to finish approach. We work with you from land purchase to plan design to project completion.
We help with planning, financing, all the way through permitting, scheduling, ordering, and paying your bills, while you hold
Ready? Have questions? Let us help alleviate your concerns, contact us today.
Summer months are some of the most ideal times to get to your home improvement projects. Not only are the days longer, but the added time that the sun is out makes it perfect to tackle those projects you’ve been putting off. But, do keep in mind that high-risk is also a part of summer.
Be very mindful of the temperature, as well as being in the sun for long periods of time. Also, keep in mind that different parts of your house can either be cooler or hotter than normal outside temps. If you’re attempting any work within your attic, make sure you try to get to it during the morning times, as heat has not had the chance to build & collect up there. If you do have to work in your attic at peak temperature hours, minimize your times up there to only a few minutes at a time, drink plenty of water, and, if possible, maximize air flow.
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Whether it’s still a work a progress or shining with that new house sparkle, we’re proud of the hard work our OBN families put into their building projects! We love to share the latest milestones across social media, so that other families feel that motivation. Your dreams of a new home are just within reach, as these beautiful homes have shown:
Russel & Stephanie McCary from Weatherford
Brad & Sessily Minton
Curtis & Kelley Gatterson in Little Elm
Curtiss & Sarah Ryan in Convington
We just love visiting new homes and sharing these great progress pictures! Let us know how your project is coming along by sharing pictures and stories with our team.