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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!

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.

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.