The Ryan Home


Posted on: June 12th, 2018 by admin

Ryan Home Exterior

Every once in a while it’s not uncommon for some of our clients to ask “Can I do some of the work myself?” and Curtiss and Sarah Ryan were one such client. Our OBN Consultant’s response to them was “Absolutely! You can do as much of the work as you want to do on your project! After all, you only have yourself to please.” So the two went to work as they utilized family favors and friends with specific skills and with Curtiss and Sarah filling in the gaps.

Curtiss did a majority of the work himself, he was very keen on building “sweat” equity into his project. The two even working in their Texan pride onto their propane tank outside. Curtiss and Sarah did a great job – WE ARE VERY PROUD OF THEM! They are very pleased with how it all turned out and with the amazing equity they had upon completion of the project. We at Owner Builder Network allow our clients to have the flexibility of doing some work themselves.

We have some amazing clients, and we are always happy to help them reach their goals. OBN is always keen to help you build your house with many options to how it gets done.

If you would like to see the Ryan home and see the great work they put into it simply look here.

Making Four Walls a Home


Posted on: May 21st, 2018 by admin

Making Four Walls a Home

How many times have you moved in your life? Once? Twice? Twenty times? Each time you move, even if you’re upgrading locations and you’re excited for the new place you’re going to call home, how long does it take you to get settled and make it truly feel like your home? It could take you as little as a couple of weeks or as long as a year or more to turn those four walls into a space that fully represents your style and your way of living. Not when you decide to build your home though!

When you go through the process of building a home and you’re there for every moment, from finding land to creating a blueprint and picking out tiling and light fixtures, then the moment you and your family move in you are going to feel more at home than you ever have before. Helping people create homes is the reason why Owner Builder Network does what we do. We want to help give as many people as we can that feeling of finally being home.

When you choose to work with Owner Builder Network, when you build your home you’ll be gaining a large support network that will help to guide your journey all while you maintain a hold of the reins. As we like to say, with OBN, you get a one-stop shop for design, budget, financing, reliable subcontractors, discount suppliers, and even move in. Learn more here about all of the benefits of working with OBN to deign and build your perfect home.

The Key to Success is in the Planning


Posted on: April 19th, 2018 by admin

Man and woman planning

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!

Enjoy a Warm Spring Day in Your Dream Home


Posted on: February 28th, 2018 by admin

Porch

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!

Bringing that Childhood Dream House to Life


Posted on: January 28th, 2018 by admin

Kids Playing

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.

Learn more about how OBN can help!

The many benefits of using OBN


Posted on: January 18th, 2018 by admin

Large House

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.

Some things to consider:

  • Your home is truly custom built to your design
  • You are in control of your money – you carry the checkbook
  • You decide who to hire, your subs or ours and you can even do some of the work yourself
  • You have peace of mind that quality control is in place when you follow our inspection recommendations
  • Construction loan interest and some closing costs are a personal tax write-off
  • Instant equity

  • More information on the different building plans

From Inspiration to the Finished Project


Posted on: December 21st, 2017 by admin

House Sketch

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.

Learn more about the process…

Mastering the Construction Scheduling Process


Posted on: October 19th, 2017 by admin

building project

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.

calendar

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

paperwork

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

home

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.