Another quick and easy piece of advice – start with the money.
Meet and speak with your account, financial advisor, mortgage broker, bank manager and perhaps all of them! Find out what you can afford and share your ideas with them as they often have creative ways of providing you access to capital that does not put a strain on your personal cash flow.
ALWAYS start with the money, there is no point in wasting time and energy falling in love with ideas – only to find out you can not afford them. This often leads to desperate attempts to cut corners, make under the table agreements and sometimes perform illegal and sub-standard work – which WILL cost you more in the end.
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Mark Jauck, Owner/Builder