posted on Mar, 2 2009 @ 07:28 PM
after you have the blueprints & details (details of the green & solar featurews)
after you have the site plan or Plat on where the custom home is situated,
gotten tentative approval of your plans, for wells/waste/electric grid or
hooking into the public water/sewer etc.
gather all that stuff, including OKs for your custom solar & such (because
exotic stuff like that, once required special waivers by some lenders)
perhaps go to a local community credit union or S&L for a maybe 1 year
and loan-limit type of construction financing.. which will be rolled over into a long-term mortgage.
practice your various dance steps, because its almost a act of Waltzing
to accomplish what your thinking of doing....
reliable contractors? subs? guaranteed cost/pricing a must,
as those out-of-pocket costs for over-runs or delays can't be added to the construction loan.
I went through the build-your-own just once....
I made sure i paid myself $4k in the construction loan limit...