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TABLE OF CONTENTS 3
Your Dream Home Doesn’t Have To Be Just A Dream
The Contractor’s Secret
Subcontract Your Way to Your Dream Home
Buy At Thousands of Dollars Below Market Price
Don’t Pay Retail
Make This Book Work for You
Chapter 1: House Plans
What Type of Plan?
Computer-Aided-Design (CAD) Software
Complete Set of Plans
Chapter 2: Building Officials and Codes
Building Department
Rapport
Code Book
Plan Review
Disagreements
Summary
Chapter 3: Financing
Preparation
Qualify Yourself
Charge Cards
Selecting A Lender
Pre-Qualifying For Your Loan
Other Loan Application Information
Freddie Mac
Chapter 4: Bidding
Specifications
Price Discounts
Lender Endorsement
Bid Confidentiality
Sales Tax
Surprises
Choosing Bidders
Conventional Materials
Building Codes
Written Bids
Court Of Law
Change Orders
Chapter 5: Soliciting Bids
Construction Staking
Excavation and Backfill
Footings
Foundation Walls
Buying Material
Foundation Drainage System
Concrete Slabs
Termite Treatment
Rough Carpentry
Shingling
Equipment
Exterior Siding
Windows and Exterior Doors
Sectional Garage Doors
Finish Carpentry
Cabinets
Hardware
Counter Tops
Masonry
Drywall
Paint, Stain and Varnish
Floor Covering
Insulation
Electrical
Plumbing
Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
Telephone and Cable TV
Irrigation System
Builder’s Risk Insurance
Subcontractor Credit Worthiness
Chapter 6: Finalizing Subcontracts
Utility Hook-Up Charges
Interim Interest Costs
Chapter 7: Buying Your Building Lot
Overbuilding For the Neighborhood
Orientation to the Sun
Restrictive Covenants
Chapter 8 : Construction Preparation
Permit
Pre-Construction Conference
Temporary Utilities
Chapter 9: The Schedule
Delays
Speed vs. Quality
Chapter 10: Records
House Estimate File
Unsuccessful Bidders
Unpaid Bills
Paying Bills
Checking Account
Running Cost Record
Cost Reconciliation Record
Approving Bills
Freight Bills
Retainage
Chapter 11: Conclusion
Appendix I: Home Cost Worksheet
Appendix II: Cost Reconciliation Record
Appendix III: Mortgage Payment Calculator
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Home Building Contractor Secrets How to Buy Wholesale and Save 40000 or More on the Construction of Your Dream Home Without Driving a Nail

Home Building Contractor Secrets How to Buy Wholesale and Save 40000 or More on the Construction of Your Dream Home Without Driving a Nail

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