The Top 3 Tips for Building Your Kit Home, Part 1: Set a Realistic Budget
As we rapidly approach the end of the 2020 building season, we wanted to give a jump-start to those who are looking to start the process in order to build in 2021. This is the first of three posts addressing the issues of Setting a Realistic Budget, Getting (and Staying) Organized, and Planning for the Future.
This post will focus on the foundational aspect of setting a realistic budget. If you go into this process with an idealistic budget (or no budget at all), you are setting yourself up for additional stress and strain on top of an already stressful, complicated process. Below are some helpful hints and tips, as well as some resources.
Save Time to Save Money
In February 2020 the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) released their report on the significant problems home builders faced in 2019 and expect to face in 2020. Topping both lists was the “Cost/availability of labor.” This concern beat out “Building material prices” and “Cost/availability of developed lots” by a wide margin. This was the case both nationally and in California. Home builders faced shortages of labor and higher costs to maintain their work force.
And then COVID hit.
Of Woodchucks and Houses
How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck worked at PMHI?
Staying On Top of Energy Efficiency
Energy Efficiency, Title 24, and CalGREEN are all key components for your building project. At PMHI we pride ourselves in considering everything when helping you build your dream home or ADU. We asked our preferred Title 24 Energy Compliance partner and Certified Energy Analyst, Dave Morgan from Red Tape Express, what an owner-builder might need to know about some of the new regulations relating to energy efficiency standards and practices.
Factory Tours Postponed...For Now
Here at PMHI we are proud of what we do. In fact, we are so proud of our people, process, and product that we love to take our clients on tours of our manufacturing facility.