When you’re planning to build a custom home, you may be tempted to become your own general contractor in order to save money.

But is this change really for the best? Here are some rather substantial reasons to be wary of falling in love with the worst possible idea: Building great-looking homes is tough. Because you’re building a physical structure instead of just planning a dream home, it’s harder to get everything right. Purchasing the right materials and knowing what the timeframe should be will take up considerable time and effort, not to mention the cost. There’s no doubt you’ll get a higher bid if you outsource the whole job, but at what point do you need to ask yourself if your design is satisfactory to you? When people use their home design software, it’s their no choice but to customize it. But without the knowledge of what’s really that is optimal, how can you possibly know what products to choose? If purchasing a library of house plans doesn’t make you feel any better about your chances, have you ever looked at the thousands upon thousands of interior designer Websites? In addition to this, companies resell “hobby homes” as completed homes. Their ability is to lie to, cheat, and cheat everything in color and design. In short, they’re making a living off of you spending thousands of dollars and sacrificing weeks to every hour of your life on repurposing the plans stolen from you to make a living off of it. All of that said, there is still hope! Homebuilding may seem as daunting as building a long-distance racecar or building a skyscraper, but there are other factors in play and ways to cut corners that make a building easier to build. Nowhere is this more true than in your own market. Much of what you see advertised in Classic Holly Homes listed homes is fictitious and has literally NOTHING to do with what the actual home is being built upon. For example, they unfairly promote repainted wood siding. Loafers with cracks? Check! Decay and walls that can’t be finished? Check! Don’t even get me started on certain appliances being used for steps that are actually for sidewalks. Pictured above, a home that was actually built – and it’s what you want! Your chance to have a custom built home will not come much cheaper than you think. You simply need to know which grounds to pursue and what to avoid at all costs!

Above is what Classic Holly uses to trick you into thinking a refurbished home is better than a high finished one. But if you watch the above home video well into the video, even if you find this all to be exaggerated, in fact, it isn’t: That’s right, all of this is clearly visible in that home. It was a “redone” home that they were selling at an exceptionally high price. Again, this is a hoax. In fact, it is likely they would have had a very hard time selling the property for anywhere near what these homes are supposed to be. This home’s end picture from the above video is a comparison of a 130-year-old home and a mid-century modern one. The cameras pointed much more on the front of the home, rather than the rear. Therefore, considered from the rear, this home almost looks like a “redone” home. It’s been stared at for quite some time, no doubt a real guy who said all that. There’s a good chance that in the future, someone will draw this conclusion and follow this house’s story. BUT ironically, imagine that this (and all other Classic Holly homes) is what you are getting on a regular basis. Who’s going to believe you? Not only this, sometimes games like this get quite elaborate. I will not be ashamed to tell you of simply a few examples. We are about to play one game with a randomly placed clump of years: In HOA renewal, they’ll have you pay an outrageous sum for a “fix”. They need money to run their office at River Oaks Construction …and you think they want to have a place that is attractive to your family?

The problem is these homes are found in those areas. And since most HOA renewal requires these few extra fees, they have more money to pay anyone who wants to buy them. Here are some questions that I think are pertinent to you: What is the HOA’s Zoning Ghetto? Is this home going to flood anytime in the next 2 years? Is a single unit home offered somewhere in the same neighborhood on the same sale price? Are these homes even worth the variable “renewal fees”? How many of these “updated” homes have received their upgrade this year? 1 for the sellers?