Mastering the Construction Scheduling Process


Posted on: October 19th, 2017 by admin

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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.

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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.

Financing Your Dream Home


Posted on: September 25th, 2017 by admin

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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
with how
we do things here at OBN which makes it easy for our clients to work through the approvals process and secure a construction
loan.

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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Thinking About Building? Let Us Help With The Decision.


Posted on: August 31st, 2017 by admin

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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
the reins.

Ready? Have questions? Let us help alleviate your concerns, contact us today.

Care and Caution for Summer Months


Posted on: August 3rd, 2017 by admin

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.

Learn more about how OBN can help you on our website.

Beautiful Homes Built with OBN


Posted on: July 13th, 2017 by admin

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.

Preparing for Your Construction Project


Posted on: June 6th, 2017 by admin

Owner Builder Network is there to help our families with all parts of their building projects – from beginning to end. But even before you pick up the phone to call us, you can start preparing for your construction project.

  • put together a general idea of your WISH LIST
  • look at your finances to determine a budget
  • be aware of any major time constraints for your project

Not sure on what the costs will be and how to finance everything? Come in for a one-on-one free consultation to discuss financial planning for the construction, land pay-off, materials, and contractors. If you’re not sure about how to put your ideas into concrete plans, you can talk to our designers, or get in touch with references. We’ve also shared some of our finished projects in a gallery for you to view.

Learn more about how our process works and how we can get you set up before starting on your construction project.

Only a Phone Call Away


Posted on: February 20th, 2017 by admin

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Spring is a time when things are picking up around the office. We’re hearing from new builders and looking forward to progress reports from current projects. Of the new builders, we’re pleased that about 60-70% of new leads are coming from referrals. We have no better compliment than referrals from our clients! If you know of a family interested in building a home of their own, take a look at our referral form.
Interested families can have their initial questions answered by having an informal chat at one of our home shows, contacting us over Facebook, Linkedin, or Google+, or giving us a call. We also offer free consultations to anyone interested in building their own home or working with OBN.

It is always a great experience, being part of a home building journey. We enjoy helping families build their own homes, by helping them get the network and know-how that they need. That is why we are only a phone call or office appointment away. We are always available to discuss how you can turn your dream home into reality. In addition, you can connect with other Owner Builders going through the program to share advice, stories, and get support. Take advantage of our workshops and classes to network, while learning what you need to know for a successful project. If you’re curious about how other families have completed their homes, take a look at our gallery or check out our video sharing some of our Owner Builders’ stories.

Learn more about how working with OBN can give you the support and resources you need to build your dream home.

Here to Help You With Every Step


Posted on: January 11th, 2017 by admin

If you are planning to build your own home, then we need to talk! We want to help you build your own home while saving thousands across planning and construction.

How do we do that? Our team of experts is here to guide you and lay out the process to help you to BE YOUR OWN BUILDER. Our network consists of hundreds of suppliers and subcontractors and many of them have been with us for over a decade. Founded in 1997, our business has 20 years of experience in guiding families to the right suppliers for materials and labor resources for their new home. Our clients also benefit from contact with other Owner Builder Network clients who can share their personal experiences and recommendations. We’ve shared some interviews from families we’ve helped that you can watch here.

Most importantly, we help families to be in control of their project budget and timeline – after all, you should love your home and you only have yourself to please! We want you to find the right materials and labor resources that will lead to the look and comfort to fit your life for years to come. We tailor our support is to fit each family’s needs – no two families or homes are the same! Check our gallery of homes and see the uniqueness of every home.

Not sure how this works? In the first phase, we help you with designing, planning, financing, and budgeting your home building project. In the second phase, we assist you throughout the construction with helping you to understand the permitting process, scheduling process, ordering materials, your subcontractors, and paying the bills. Don’t worry, you’re still fully in control while your OBN Consultant guides you through the phases of your project.

Ready to get started? Fill in your information here so we can get in touch with you right away!

Getting some Inspiration


Posted on: October 12th, 2016 by admin

Sometimes it can be difficult to settle on just one construction plan or to envision some elements of your future house. In addition to the information we have shared on our site for plans and building options, we maintain a project gallery and regularly share articles to help our customers with their design.

Take a look at pictures from some of our favorite projects to get some ideas of what is possible when you build your own home with Owner Builder Network. We would be happy to discuss these and further examples with you in detail.

In addition, we have compiled tips, statistics, trends, and product information in helpful articles that you can review at any time. This can be a great way for you to find some inspiration or reassess the feasibility of current ideas. There are so many benefits to building your own home, and we want to help you realize your dreams in any way. Let us know if these pages have been a help!

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Building Options


Posted on: September 13th, 2016 by admin

Whether you want to build your home in a jiffy or take a little more time to make sure your home has a unique design, we have options for you! We have three amazing options which our customers can choose from. We have our Owner Builder Network Basic plan, Basic plan + fast start, and our Custom plan.

Each plan includes full transparency of costs and you the homeowner always control the checkbook. Every plan has additional features which are not included in the other plans. We hope you take the time to take advantage of our packages.

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