|LEAP Passivhaus Architect|
If you are thinking about building a house in North East England within the next 24 months, this could be the most important article you read all year.
A recent study found almost half the people in homes less than 10 years old were dissatisfied and considering moving.
What homeowners may not realise is, with the right system, they could move into a self build home in 12 to 24 months.
Here’s an easy, lucrative and fun way to find a plot you can afford within the next 90 days and could have you moved into a new self build home within 24 months.
It’s so straightforward, you won’t believe it.
Here’s how it works...
1. Get a list of all plots for the town or region you want to live in. Check old sites you’ve viewed and get an up-to-date list of new sites using Plot Watch. (The right site could save £18,000 or more.)
2. Quickly review your funding and finance options. Calculate your mortgage, address the 5 Critical Credit Factors that could prevent you getting a funding and estimate the cost to build using the 2015 Self Build Price Guide.
3. Knowing what you can afford, now schedule visits to all the plots within your budget. Complete a 14 point Site Suitability Audit before agreeing to purchase the land.
4. Resolve funding and find a solicitor to undertake conveyancing. …With the land purchased move quickly to avoid paying excess interest on loans.
5. Create a bespoke house, or save time and up to £4000 in design fees using a house-type template. Investing in the right architect could save £3000 in build costs and £26,000 in mortgage payments – money you could invest to make a better quality home.
6. Fast track the project as the Planning Application is being processed. Make the Building Regulations application. (It’s not risk free, but reduces interest paid on loans.)
7. Now choose building contractors. (Build to the best possible standards by undertaking a Better Builder Audit.) Select the four best builders.
8. Go to tender, then appoint your contractor, invest in any specific training (saves time and money) and you are ready to start on site.
There is so much more to share, so get FREE access to the complete Self Build Formula, Plot Watch, and ALL the Audits at SelfBuildSecrets.co.uk
I’ll show you what to do, when you find a plot, how to create your dream home, plus a growing number of in-depth case studies that can save you from pitfalls.
Mark Siddall, is an author, educator and architect. Based in Durham he created SelfBuildSecrets.co.uk to support the self build movement in the North East of England.