From the Back Cover
Keep construction on track with helpful checklists
Turn your dream of a custom home into reality!
Thinking about building your own home? This easy-to-follow guideshows you how to plan and build a beautiful home on any budget.From acquiring land to finding the best architect to overseeing theconstruction, you get lots of savvy tips on managing your newinvestment wisely and staying sane during the process!
Discover how to:
- Find the best homesite
- Navigate the plan approval process
- Obtain financing
- Hire the right contractor
- Cut design and construction costs
- Avoid common mistakes
About the Author
has 22 years of experience in the real estate and mortgage industry. He is founder and CEO of Stratford Financial Services, and is the leading expert in custom home financing. Daum has financed more than 800 custom homes and has published numerous articles on construction financing,mortgage education, and entrepreneurship.
Janice Brewster served as editor of Log Home Living magazine for five years. Brewster has been involved in the custom home industry for more than 10 years.
Peter Economy is Associate Editor for the Drucker Foundation's award-winning magazine Leader to Leader and a featured expert for AllBusiness.com. He's the coauthor of the books Leadership Ensemble: Lessons in Collaborative Management from the World's Only Conductorless Orchestra, Strategic Tools for Social Entrepreneurs: Enhancing the Performance of Your Enterprising Nonprofit, and many others, including Consulting For Dummies, Home-Based Business For Dummies, and Raising Capital For Dummies.