Chapter 3: Getting Started:
How Much will it Cost?

It's so important for owner builders to get a rough cost estimate for initial planning purposes. With a cost per square foot estimate in hand, future homeowners can evaluate potential lots to build on, determine how much down payment to save, review possible house plans...etc.  Unfortunately, there really is no inexpensive way to put together this cost estimate.  In this video Michael discusses a promotion for a free cost to build included with the online course enrollment.  Just enroll in our "Build Your Own Home" online course, provide us with a few details of your location and project, and we will give you the cost per square foot from the latest cost data book.  To for information about the online course, go to



Stop by the How to Build Your Own Home resources page for some great articles and videos to help you become an owner builder.  You really can build your own home with a little help.  We are also covering all of the steps to build a new home at our Blog.  From choosing a plan and creating a budget to the rough-in of mechanicals, we are going through the complete process.

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