Should I Build My Own Home And How Much Money Can I Save?
If you don't know much about building your own home, I
would leave this to a professional. Don't even think about building your
own home if you don't have much experience, because you could get
creamed by subcontractors. General contractors usually have a reliable
crew of subcontractors that they use and they know how to get the most
out of them, without paying a lot of money.
Now I don't want to scare anyone off, but building your own house could be a full-time job. If you're working nine to five and your job requires you to be there every day, you should think twice before taking this project on by yourself. If you can't answer questions from your subcontractors, they're losing money and they're not going to be happy.
You're not going to be able to save any money building your own home, with out a little knowledge about home building. Before you ever start dreaming about building your own home and hiring your own contractors, you better get some experience dealing with people and home construction.
With that said, you could save thousands of dollars building your own home. It's not going to be easy, it's not the same as putting a puzzle together and you better be clear on the amount of time and attention to detail, you're going to be spending on this project. Is it going to be worth it at the end, for most people it isn't.
Even though you could save thousands of dollars building your own home, you've got to weigh out the differences and make sure that it's going to be worth it. This could be one of the most difficult things you've ever done in your life and you better give it some thought.