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What are the Risks & Responsibilities of Being an Owner-Builder in Hawaii?

  Construction costs are soaring across the country, but Hawaii remains one of the most expensive places to build or add to an existing home. Becoming an owner-builder is a cost-saving solution some homeowners are actively considering in order to make their [amazon_textlink asin=’1401603521′ text=’dream home’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’ownbuilddesig-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’9edacf5c-e67d-11e7-a534-9b22438b752d’] a reality. If you are thinking about […]

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How Hard Is It To Be An Owner Builder And To Act As Your Own General Contractor?

A typical property owner who wants to embark on an ADU project as an owner-builder finds the advantages very compelling – reduced project costs followed by a new revenue stream from rental income, potential tax benefits, and increased property value. However, there are pitfalls that can quickly erase or seriously postpone the hoped-for gains. In many ways, […]