Money Saving Ideas For Home Construction? - Posted by Ben

Posted by Ben on November 09, 2005 at 19:33:23:

Thanks man.

Money Saving Ideas For Home Construction? - Posted by Ben

Posted by Ben on November 08, 2005 at 18:25:27:

I’m looking for resources and ideas for saving money while building my own house.

I’m aware that this isn’t directly associated with investing…but if I save the money now, I can borrow against that equity to invest. My house is going to be a simple 1.5 story house with about 1000 square feet on the first floor and 400-450 up. Any frugal ideas of getting materials cheap, or any other hints would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Ben

Labor - Posted by Clint

Posted by Clint on November 09, 2005 at 09:04:16:

Ben,

Your biggest expense is labor. Do what YOU can;NOT what you think you can. Can you paint? Can you hang sheet rock? Can you plumb, Can you put in electric?

That is where you can save $. forget about saving money on materials. Shoddy materials, second hand whatever. Go for the least expensive material, but don’t get seconds.

Clint