Hire a builder or be your own General Contractor

If you have decided to build a home, you may feel excited enough to jump right in and construct it from the ground up yourself. Maybe you think you would make a better builder or you just want to save money. What should you do? Before you decide, here are some things to consider.

Take some time to consider your decision thoroughly. Becoming a builder can be exciting but it is also a complicated, technically challenging, and time-demanding commitment. Over many months and hundreds of hours of your time, you will be responsible for putting together a 3D puzzle consisting of tens of thousands of parts and possibly hundreds of thousands of dollars.Boise Idaho General Contractors

For many reasons, hiring an experienced home builder to manage the construction process can be an easier decision that often can give better results for you and your family. The #1 reason to hire a Boise Home builder is not when things go right, it's when things can go wrong. Hiring an experienced builder can save you time and potentially, lots of money.

Recently, I visited a home where a person built their own home and decided on a lot and started building. The challenge is that the limited-sized backyard is on a deep slope.

While the person may have built the right home and may have liked the lot. The home will be a challenge to resell at a profitable price because no reasonable person would purchase the home as the backyard has no size to enjoy. The yard is also too sloped to mow well.

An experienced home builder would have immediately seen the dilemma. Is this the exception to the rule? Not at all, there are many stories. One of my favorites is a home I am familiar with where the owner was their own general contractor and took the low bid on every aspect of their home. It is cheap, inside and out.

Another reason to go with a builder is that they have a trusted group of sub-contractors and suppliers. The good ones are busy with builder clients that keep them employed. What you may find are the B-Team sub-contractors or ones that will charge you a premium. Depending on the market of course.

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