AUTHOR: Tim Turner

    Tim Turner

    Tim Turner

    A home builder for 18 years, Tim is the "son" in Turner & Son Homes. He is the CEO of the company and partners with his dad, Ben, who has been building since 1964.

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    Build on your land: The builder's job

    There are two basic approaches to building a home on your land: the first is the DIY approach, and the second is to hire a professional homebuilder. Whether you do the job of the builder or hire someone who does it for a living, there are many elements to the builder's job that you need to be aware of. 
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    How to Budget For Land-Related Items When Building On Your Land

    Building on your land sometimes comes with a few surprises. Let's say you have a budget of $250,000 to build your house, and you're already dreaming of what type of house you can build for that amount of money.
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    2 Key Questions to Ask Bankers About Construction Loans

    Every business needs a sales force, as they are the ones who find the clients. Without clients, we all know what happens to a business. At a bank, the sales person is called a loan officer, and it's their job is to drum up business for the bank.
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    The Emotional Roller Coaster of Building on Your Land

    Building a custom home is an emotional roller coaster. We've talked in detail about each of the stages in prior posts, but let's recap the whole emotional process again.
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    Build on Your Land: The Warranty

    Let's get one thing out in the open: In general, the home building industry has a horrible reputation when it comes to warranty. We've all heard stories about the builder who never comes back to fix anything, who won't return phone calls, or who finds a way to say any problem isn't covered.
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    Build On Your Land: Repairs and Touch-Ups

    Your house is almost finished! Now it's time for repairs and touch-ups, which are part of any custom home project. We've discussed before how little things get damaged along the way during construction. It's simply part of the process.
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    Build on Your Land: Trim, Paint, Flooring, Countertops, and Fixtures

    Things like trim, paint, flooring, countertops, and fixtures are all called "finishes," but they're far from finished. It's not really a new home until the builder hands you the keys. Until then, it's a work in progress.
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    Build on Your Land: Mistakes and Misunderstandings

    Contractors make mistakes. Your builder makes mistakes. Then they fix them. They don't make mistakes because they're lazy, incompetent, or don't care. They make them because they're human.
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    Build on Your Land: Insulation and Drywall, When Rooms Take Shape

    Once all the rough installations in your home are complete and inspections done, it's time to install wall insulation and drywall. This is when your home really starts to take shape!
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    Build on Your Land: Framing through Rough-ins

    The most exciting part of the custom home building process for the owner is framing. There's lots of visible progress and mistakes aren't readily apparent so you're not stressed. You get excited and think, "At this rate, we'll be done in no time!"
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