WHY BECOME AN OWNER BUILDER?
There are always pros and cons for many life situations and they differ from one
person to the next.
So whilst we’ll focus on the big picture benefits here, I highly recommend you get a
blank piece of paper, draw a line down the middle, write ‘pros’ on one side and ‘cons’
on the other and get writing!
Okay, so what are some of the big benefits?
1. Cha Ching – the savings!
Owner Builders can save anywhere between 20 – 40%. The majority of this saving
comes from not paying a builder’s margin.
So let’s say you’re house is going to cost $300,000 to build and from what you know
(because you’ve done your research), you’re going to save 30% (mainly because
you’re not paying a builder’s margin).
Let’s do the math. 30% of $300,000 is $90,000. Cha ching! Wow, the landscaping is
going to be AH-MAZING!
We’re not sure who said this – ‘we cannot control the wind but we can adjust our sail’
but we think it’s a good fit for the owner builder experience.
As an Owner Builder, you have the opportunity to control you’re project.
So when it comes to making changes, how much easier do you think it’s going to be
when you’re the one pulling the ropes?
3. Create value
Remember that $90,000 we mentioned above? And remember we drooled over how
good your landscaping is going to be?
Well that’s what we’re talking bout here. You have the opportunity (if you choose) to
re-direct the savings elsewhere.
Think high-end fittings vs middle of the road!
4. It’s an incredible achievement
Think about how many times you’ll stand out front your home and think – I did that
(with a smile on your face and maybe a bevvy in your hand).
But wait, there is more – click here to find out what that ‘more’ is all about