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AUTHOR: Tim Turner

    Tim Turner

    Tim Turner

    A home builder for 18 years, Tim is the "son" in Turner & Son Homes. He is the CEO of the company and partners with his dad, Ben, who has been building since 1964.

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    UBuildIt vs. Building with a Local Oklahoma Builder: Which is Right For You?

    You’ve been dreaming about a custom home for years. Now, you’re finally ready to build it on a piece of real estate that provides a level of privacy and autonomy you can’t find in your average subdivision. It’s hugely exciting and more than a little daunting. Building a quality custom home is a big project and obviously requires a substantial...
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    Pros & Cons of Being Your Own General Contractor in Oklahoma

    Some companies would have you believe that if you’ve got a computer, a phone, a calendar, and some paper, you’ve got all the tools you need to be your own general contractor and build your dream home.
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    3 Big Reasons to Believe the UBuildIt Reviews and Build Your Own Custom Home

    The Internet is vast, but you don’t have to search very far to find scathing reviews from frustrated UBuildIt customers. And it’s not hard to understand why.
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    What Are the Actual Costs of a UBuildIt Home?

    For many, owning a dream home means building a custom house that meets every need, both aesthetic and practical. While a wide range of options can be wonderful, they usually translate to more money and more time.
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    Building a house on your land: A key word in your builder's contract

    I've written about this before, but there are two basic types of homebuilding contracts: cost plus and fixed price. I'm going to address a key exception in the fixed-price contract that you need to be aware of and understand before you sign it.
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    Building on your land: Building codes and inspectors

    I recently heard a gentleman who was acting as his own builder say something that gave me pause. He said the company he hired to help him be his own builder told him the city or county building inspector is his quality control department.
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    Building a custom home on your land: Five reasons NOT to build

    Building a custom home is not for everyone. I know, a builder shouldn't say such things, right? But from a builder's perspective, there are certain clients whom we've learned should never have taken on the challenge of building a custom home. It was not the best investment of their valuable time and treasure, and it's important to realize that...
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    Cost to build a house: When NOT to hide your budget

    If you're buying a used car or used house or bidding at an auction, it's probably smart to keep your cards close to your vest and not reveal your budget. That's just good negotiating strategy when dealing with a transactional-style seller.
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    House plans: Think about scale

    You found a house plan that looks great online. It has an attractive exterior and the right number and kind of rooms. The overall size is actually a bit smaller than what you had envisioned, so it should be well within your budget to build.
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    Hidden Costs of Hiring a Low-Price Home Builder

    You have a house plan you've fallen in love with. You own your land. You're ready to find a builder and start building your dream home. Problem is, you've been to every reputable builder you can find, and every one of them has said the cost to build that home is outside your budget.
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