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Build Your New House in No Time [Paperback]

Lon S. Safko


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14 Oct 2005 In No Time

Building a new home is an overwhelming process, and it is easy to lose your place in the process. Every decision you make in building your new home, from floor plan to contractor, affects how quickly you can move in, how much it will cost you, and how good the quality is of your home. You should be well-educated before beginning this adventure, and Build Your New House In No Time can help shed light on the home-building process. Author and president of Better Homes Seminars Lon S. Safko will teach you the ins and outs of building a new home, including:

  • Making the decision on what to build
  • Getting the right insurance
  • Applying for loans
  • Clauses to consider in your contracts
  • Putting together the right team of professionals
  • How to select everything from property to countertop
  • Understanding building permits
  • Going through a home inspection
  • Maintaining your new home
Building a home is not something you should go through alone! Let Lon and Build Your New Home In No Time give you the tools and information you need to get the house you want.


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Building a new home is an overwhelming process, and it is easy to lose your place in the process. Every decision you make in building your new home, from floor plan to contractor, affects how quickly you can move in, how much it will cost you, and how good the quality is of your home. You should be well-educated before beginning this adventure, and Build Your New House In No Time can help shed light on the home-building process. Author and president of Better Homes Seminars Lon S. Safko will teach you the ins and outs of building a new home, including:

  • Making the decision on what to build
  • Getting the right insurance
  • Applying for loans
  • Clauses to consider in your contracts
  • Putting together the right team of professionals
  • How to select everything from property to countertop
  • Understanding building permits
  • Going through a home inspection
  • Maintaining your new home
Building a home is not something you should go through alone! Let Lon and Build Your New Home In No Time give you the tools and information you need to get the house you want.

About the Author

Lon S. Safko has experience in all parts of the home construction process from a home construction superintendent and consultant for a surveying and subdivision design company to an engineer for a Fortune 500 road and highway design company. As president of Better Homes Seminars Lon teaches potential home owners and realtors everything they need to know about new home construction through live seminars and training on DVD and audio. In recognition of his work as a technology entrepreneur and co-founder of the $5 billion Assistive Technology Industry, Lon received the Westinghouse Entrepreneur of the Year award and has been twice nominated for Inc. Magazine's Entrepreneur of the Year award.

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5.0 out of 5 stars a great break for those new to construction 29 Oct 2005
By inspector Bill from phoenix - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I am a former general contractor who has now been a building inspector for years and constantly advises those in the midst of construction projects. This is one of the best I have ever seen! a great way to get it done and avoid the pitfalls. A real must buy!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Know-it-all no longer 12 Jan 2006
By Denise V - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Although I only plan to build a large garage with granny flat over it this book was a great help. I tend to be a bit of a know-it-all and this book went way beyond what I thought I knew.

I have found it to be very helpfull in about 100 ways beyoud just the simple construction of the structure.

Regards, John V. Southern California.
5.0 out of 5 stars The perfect "how-to" for building your own home. 4 Jan 2006
By Property Performer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
As a realtor working with homeowners who build custom homes regularly, this is by far, the ONLY book anyone needs to understand and navigate the entire build process from start to finish... The outline layout with notes, hints, and tips makes this an easy read, and the in-depth information on how to work with land, floorplans, builders, lenders, suppliers, and realtors, leaves nothing unaddressed. When finished, anyone will have a very realistic expectation of the time, money, and thought involved in considering new construction. I'm thrilled to have this book in hand to offer my clients as we begin the process of building... A must read for anyone wanting to build their own home! The best info available I've seen!
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for a novice 17 Feb 2006
By Gary Witt - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This is a terrific book for a novice who is facing the scary job of picking a contractor, then working with that contractor, to build a house. There are so many things I didn't know, and wished I'd known, but there was no one to ask. This book is written from the buyer's point of view, and so it covers the questions only a novice would have, like 'why does the foundation look so funny?' This really is a peace of mind book, and it should also help you save some money because you know what the contractor is suppose to be doing, and paying -- and you can question what doesn't look right. I sure didn't know, but you will with this book.
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent reference book. 28 Dec 2005
By Joan Bonetti - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
When undertaking a major new project nothing makes me feel more confident than having a well organized reference manual. This book is beautifully organized, broken down and outlined in a way that I can find exactly what I'm looking for when I'm looking for it. It's easy to read, loaded with wonderful tips and personal-account errors to avoid. It's been a dream of my husband's and mine to build a new house some day. When that time comes this book will be right there under my arm the whole way.
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