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How to get started building your custom home for less: Part 1

Most people dream of building on your own lot and owning a custom home that has all the amenities that fit their lifestyle. Sometimes that dream seems unattainable because of all the costs that can be associated with it. Built Green Custom Homes helps make that dream a reality by eliminating or reducing the costs associated with managing the building of your home. We help you navigate the building process without having to pay a general contractor to oversee your project -- you become the owner builder. This means that anywhere from 15-25% of your budget stays in your pocket or goes towards upgrades that you wouldn’t have been able to afford otherwise. Be aware, being an owner builder also means more work for you, but it will be well worth it. So where do you start?

Initial telephone interview

Getting started with Built Green Custom Homes is easy! A telephone interview with BGCH will help determine your needs for building your custom home. You’ve been dreaming of your perfect home for so long and now is the time to share those plans. Tell us what you dream of building and we will get you on the right track. BGCH offers custom home plans so that you will finally be able to see your dream on paper! We will walk you through the start-up agreement with BGCH and also start the construction loan pre-qualification process at this point.

Obtain financing for the building process

Built Green Custom Homes can also help you obtain financing to build on your own lot. The financing process can be intimidating for some, but our mortgage brokers hold your hand and do whatever we can to make the dream of building on your lot a reality. With our resources we can make obtaining financing simple and the paperwork easy to understand. You will need to gather all your records and provide the correct information, but Built Green Custom Homes has an excellent track record for getting construction financing for our customers. We work with financial institutions that trust us and our custom home building experience.

Find the perfect land lot

Whether you already have a plot of land or you are still searching, having somewhere to build your custom home is pretty important. The great thing about being an owner builder with the help of Built Green Custom Homes is that you are not limited to a certain neighborhood that may only a few lots available. You build where you want to build. You can either acquire the land on your own or with the help of Built Green Custom Homes. The bottom line is that you are able to build on your own lot in the perfect neighborhood for you.

This is just the beginning of your custom home building journey! To see what the next steps are, read How to get started building your custom home for less: Part 2.

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