As a supplement to the course, we've included a n eBook that takes owner builders through the complete home building process. This 175 page downloadable pdf document includes a detailed description of the 53 steps to build a home.
There are very specific things for the owner builder to review prior to buying a lot to build on. This downloadable checklist provides these items in one convenient place to make sure nothing is overlooked.
Thinking of buying a lot for building a home in the future? This downloadable worksheet helps the owner builder organize the yearly costs for things like HOA dues and sewer availability fees to make sure you know what you are getting into.
Those looking to build a basement rental apartment, duplex, or townhome building will find this bonus section of the course enlightening as it provides a nice overview of the major items to consider.
Will the addition fit per local zoning rules? How will I finance the project? Will the new addition blend in with the old? What are some common problems with additions? Do I need additional insurance?
Typically, the first question owner builders have is, "How much does it cost to build the average new home in my area?" We purchase the latest cost data each year and will provide each student with the average cost to build per square foot for their particular location.
The cost data is updated yearly and costs $97.50. So, you save the money needed to access the data and save yourself the time of trying to figure out how to apply the cost adjustments to your building location. Note: We do not accept house plans for review for cost to build. Information needed from you: Project Location, square footage of living space, and let us know if you are building a ranch or two-story home. Disclaimers for Free Rough Cost Estimate
As soon as students complete the course, they are able to download their personalized Certificate of Completion to show their hard work has paid off.