Home Build Budget Overage Q+A

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Avoiding home build budget overages is one of the TOP home build concerns that I hear over and over from clients inside my private ‘Before You Build’ program. This is a VERY common fear among people getting ready to build their dream home.  Sooo … if you’re feeling nervous or confused about the budget piece […]

May

22

Podcast

Your Initial Quote for Home Build

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Your initial quote for your home build can be a little frightening, BUT it’s OK! Your initial quote is just that … an INITIAL quote. It doesn’t mean it’s the final price of your house. It’s just a starting point. Believe me … it’s MUCH better to get a crazy high quote BEFORE you start […]

Apr

03

Podcast

You Don’t Have to Go Over Budget when Building

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You do NOT have to go over budget when building a house. It’s not inevitable. No matter what you hear from family, friends, or complete strangers (and even home build professionals), it is NOT inevitable that ‘everybody goes over budget.’ Yes, MANY people do go over budget.  Probably, the majority of people go over budget. […]

Jan

24

Podcast

8 Ways to Stay on Budget when Building a House

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Going significantly over budget is one of the top concerns (actually, THE top concern) I hear from my clients and readers who are preparing to build a house. I completely understand this because it was also my biggest fear when I was building. However, what if I told you there ARE ways to stay on […]

Oct

25

Podcast

How to Build your Dream Home Without Breaking the Bank

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Do you think it’s impossible to build your dream home without breaking the bank?  If so, (thankfully) you’re wrong. I’m here to tell you that you CAN build a house you absolutely LOVE without blowing your budget. I know this because I did it. And you can too. The key to building a house you […]

Sep

13

Podcast

8 Home Upgrades that Are Worth it When Building

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In order to have a *chance* of sticking to your home build budget, you’ll most likely need to make some sacrifices and might not be able to get everything you want in your future home. I don’t want this to discourage you though. It’s simply a fact that we all deal with it when building […]

Jul

12

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I designed my own custom home from the ground up, inside and out. A home that is cozy, comfy, laid out perfectly for the way my family lives, and makes us happy every single day. Oh, and did I mention I did this all without going over budget?! 

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