I recommend Gold Coast also. I took the course at gold coast in Tamarac Florida. The teacher was very professional and the class was fun. It took 4 weeks or you can choose the 8 week course and you take a test at the end of the course to get to the state exam. They teach you exactly what you need to know to pass the state exam and end of course exam. I also registered ahead of time for the state exam which helped a lot. Also make sure you get your background check and fingerprints done before the class is over.
I agree with John. Please interview several building contractors. They will be able to pull permits, schedule surveys, acquire fill, hire subs, and deal with all the hassels that go into building a home. Let R,D&P Construction be one of your choices.
I would also weigh the expense of building a new home VS buying existing low cost foreclosure. You might be able to sell the lot later and come out way ahead. Happy to help!
Sarah Garrett, Realtor
ALLIANCE REALTY GROUP