Building a House and Saving Money

Saving Money: Choosing the right Builder

You can save a lot of money on a house by contracting it out yourself. The downside is this is a very time consuming task. Also you need to know which contractors are good and which ones are not. Good contractors are usually busy and cost more. Having an experienced builder can save you a lot of mistakes which could cost you more money than the cost of the builder. So far my wife and I have talked to multiple builders. Most of these builders...

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Planning a House

The first step in the process is planning. There is a lot of money that can be saved here. We had custom plans drawn in 2015 for $0.42 per finished square foot. This is a much lower cost than in most areas but that’s an advantage of living in a low cost of living area. So how can you save money? Here are a few way. First off, research plans and figure out what you want and don’t want in your house. Make a list, save pictures on...

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Building a House – Saving Money Introduction

  My wife and I purchased land in 2013 with the intentions of building a house on it. For the last two years we have studied house plans, looked at ideas and have developed the idea of our dream house. I started researching ways to save money while you were building a house and read a lot of articles. I have read money saving forums and noticed there is not a lot of really useful information. Sure there are so general ideas on buy a bigger...

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