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What all u have to do to get a house built

I was told its hard to do but for those who did it what did u do?.

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Asked by mamaofficer at 2:21 PM on May. 25, 2010 in Home & Garden

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  • First you have to buy some land.

    Answer by louise2 at 2:25 PM on May. 25, 2010

  • Owned the land and found contractor and an architect, then kept an eye on the progress while it was being built.

    Answer by older at 2:25 PM on May. 25, 2010

  • We went through a Builder. Looked at the variety of homes he has built and then picked a lot in a new one of his developements. Besides the home price which included the land, we upgraded the tile, carpet, appliances, air conditioning & lighting. Above the home price we spent approx. $40,000 more on upgrades. That did not include the landscaping. The Builder only leveled and seeded for a lawn. So a year later we landscaped the front and around the sides and put a deck on the back which cost another $25,000. So think about what you need to add and weigh the cost completed against purchasing a re-sale that already may include these extras. In the end if you build you get exactly what you want and it is your custom home. Best wishes.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:38 PM on May. 25, 2010

  • get some land....get a contractor to build..he will hire the rest of the guys to make the house complete....but these days you need to go to the bank first and get approved for a loan or have at least $150,000 cash

    before you decide on a contracter though you must check out his past history with people...ask for at least 3 to 5 references..and call them!...just because they have a license doesn't mean they know takes 1 full 8 hour class to get a carpenters license! so ask around or you will get screwed...also no more then %50 down for materials when they do build your house..

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:48 AM on May. 26, 2010

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