AUTHOR: Athena Captain

    Athena Captain

    Athena Captain

    Athena Captain is Director of Sales and Marketing at Turner & Son Homes, where her passion is building a referral-based company in a niche market. She has helped create a business model that allows Turner & Son Homes to become the “concierge” of building on land in Oklahoma. Athena has successfully led sales teams within retail, banking, and finally bringing her talent to bear in the construction industry. Athena has developed a prospecting system while at Turner & Son Homes that allows any sales professional to become a referral magnet. She will share her system in her upcoming book The Making of a Rainmaker, soon to be released nationwide. With the launch of AthenaCaptain.com, she hopes to help other sales professionals, business owners, and companies apply her proven systems to increase revenue through referrals. She was honored to be a finalist for Edmond Woman of the Year in 2014. She is active within her community as a Board member for Oklahoma Family Network, and she is on the Leadership team of Savannah Station Equine Therapy Program.

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    How to get a construction loan

    Once they've decided to build a home, many land owners first choose to find a lender. It's an understandable choice. But you've got to be careful, because financing new construction is entirely different than simply getting a mortgage.
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    Bringing utilities to rural land

    The idea of building a house in the country comes with a bit of charm. However, it's very important to consider some of the basic necessities that you may have been taking for granted while living in the city.
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    How to stay within your custom home budget

    Once you've been through the stressful process of getting approved for a mortgage and a construction loan, your next big hurdle is staying within that budget for the home construction.
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    Common issues when purchasing land

    The appeal of buying a bit of land and building your family home can be so strong that you might be setting yourself up for a lot of extra expense.
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    Yes, you can use your own contractors

    Knowing an electrician or roofer comes with some perks, like very good deals on building a new home. But many home builders won't let you use your own contractor. We will.
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    The danger of misunderstanding foundation terms

    Your new home's foundation is the first and most crucial part for its stability. And knowing the basics about a home's foundation is your first step to making sure that you're making smart decisions when buying land to build a new home.
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    32 steps to a dream home

    One of the most common concerns we hear from families in the market for a new home is that they fear the home building process. Generally, that fear is derived from not knowing what is involved with the ground-up approach. At Turner & Son Homes, we know from experience that those fears are alleviated with a bit of education.
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    Staying within your budget

    I recently met with a realtor that we've had a successful referral business with for over five years. We are currently working with two different referrals through his realty group. But while I was meeting with the broker, he was surprised to know that we customize homes from $120k and up.
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    The land development process

    Are you looking for land to build your home on? Are you a realtor with clients interested in building on land? There may be a lot of questions you aren’t asking. Do you really know what to look for? Do you how much the land is going to cost to develop? Are you 100% sure the land will meet your needs?
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    Do you suffer from “new home, but”?

    If you find yourself saying, “I want a new home, but…” then we want to talk with you! We've built homes for hundreds of families who thought they could never build their own land. Think you can't afford the down payment? Call us. We have banking connections that may help eliminate that obstacle. Don't disqualify yourself; come have a...
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