Posts Tagged ‘dream 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.

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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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