It really does vary depending on what you need and who you hire. One of my brother's friends just finished building a new house a few months ago and he was saying that he saved a lot of money by renting the construction equipment and dumpsters himself. That way he wasn't getting charged extra to have the companies he hired bring them. You might want to look into that if you can.
Have you considered what you will do when it comes to financing for you new home? Before you start looking for homes I strongly recommend you get pre-approved. This is important because it gives you an idea of the price range you can afford. Also, offers from individuals with pre-approvals are taken much more seriously. I am a lender based out of California and I have done plenty of loans throughout the state. I would be glad to speak with you to help you get the loan you need so feel free to contact me. Good Luck! Brian Nguyen Sr. Mortgage Banker NMLS # 659743 Phone: 949.667.2887 firstname.lastname@example.org... more
I must take issue with some of the comments on this thread. FYI, I'm a RE broker, Manufactured Home Contractor and licensed Dealer and General Contractor. If anything having that much fire power is extremely relevant to just about every transaction I've been involved with.
There's nothing wrong with a RE professional knowing about and understanding construction and architecture. Frankly I'm called upon quite a bit because I have the aforementioned credintails and experience.
I think sometimes we need to think a bit more before we speak.... more