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Introduction to 90 minute guide to Custom Home Building.

June 12, 2020

Every Home Should Be a Custom Home

So, you’re in the market for a new home.

At least, I assume you, are if you’re picking up a book called 90-Minute Guide to Custom Home Building . My name is Tim Rice, and as founder and CEO of WhiteStone Custom Homes, I’ll be your guide through the process of choosing, and even building, your new home.

And, it is a process. So one of my goals in writing this book is to help you understand the process of taking the idea of a new home through all the various stages of design, style and livability. Ultimately, this will give you the confidence you need to realize your dream and enhance your life.

Fear Can be Either Debilitating–or Motivating

One of the reasons you’ve probably picked up this book is that you have some fear. Not “run for your life” fear, but the kind of fear that you might make a $500,000 to $1 million mistake and be forced to live with it–live in it–for the next 20 to 30 years.

Well, you wouldn’t be alone. In my experience, the two biggest obstacles that keep new home owners/builders from “taking the plunge” are fear and misunderstanding. Why? Because, first of all, they don’t know that there is a process, and even if they do, they don’t quite know what that process is.

But building a home is like anything else in life: the first step is the hardest, and a crucial part of the process. If you were going to do any other major endeavor for the first time, such as plant an oak tree in your yard or build your own pizza oven, the first thing you’d do is research it, right? You might buy a book or two, Google the topic and watch a few videos, that kind of thing.

Well, buying or building a new home is no different. Don’t let fear or misunderstanding keep you on the bench for another day. Allow me to walk you through the process, instead.

Fear can be a good instinct. Some people simply shouldn’t build a new home but should, instead, purchase a new home from an existing inventory of homes. Which type are you? We’ll decipher that in the following pages so that you are fully armed with information and caution before making a costly plunge that could end up in disappointment, if you make the wrong choice.

Is your dream home one you build from scratch or one you run across in an existing inventory of new homes? We’ll find the answer together in the coming pages.