Posts Tagged ‘dream home’



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!

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.

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Benefits of Choosing Owner Builder Network


Posted on: February 10th, 2016 by admin

We are always ready to assist you in all aspects of your building process! Let us help you build the home that you want, the way you want. We have a talented team that will help you design your custom dream home with cost in mind. You will have a solid understanding of the cost of your home before going to final plans. This ensures that you will not design a home you cannot afford! Not only will you be able to design your home the way you want, but you also decide who you want to hire from a subcontractor standpoint on the different parts of the project. Most builders do not bid jobs out to make sure they are getting the best pricing. A recent conversation with a client proves this. He said his first framing labor quote was $12,000 more than the framer he ended up going with to frame his home. Had he not gotten three quotes and stopped at the first one, he would have spent an unnecessary 12k on his project!

Here are some other benefits of working with OBN:

  • The interest on your construction is a loan is a tax write off.
  • You are in control of everything, especially the money. You write the checks.
  • Owner Builder Network is a one-stop shop! We help you from the design process, along with budgeting with your specifications in mind, availability of construction to permanent financing, affordable and reliable subcontractors, discount suppliers, and finally to moving in.

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