SOH: Episode 3 – Construction Lending

Construction Lending


On this episode you will hear from guests Mike Black and Jon Goldman from Wintrust Mortgage.  They will share their insights on how construction lending works.  When it comes to remodeling or building your custom home it is important to work with professionals that are familiar with the lending process.  More and more you are seeing the importance of working with lender that can professionally get your transaction completed and keep your homebuilder honest when it comes to the construction costs.

Mike Black can be reached at

Jon Goldman can be reached at

Invest in Yourself

Invest in Yourself

Invest in Yourself By Ryan Siebert I wanted to take a timeout from informational homebuilding blogs to give a summary of my experience attending the 2017 Global Leadership Summit.  For those of you looking for the next best tip on how to complete your custom home project, be patient with me.  I’ll have a new […]

SOH: Episode 2 – Keep Your Emotions Out of Your Dreams

Episode 2 – Keeping Emotions Out of Your Dreams

Dreams, custom home builder

We all want to “have it all” when it comes to the dreams of building your own custom home.  The reality is that we have to do our best to keep our emotions in check when it comes to building a your dream home.  Even if you have all the money that you need for the next 1,000 years and don’t know how you are going to spend it all.  It is important that you understand the limitations of the location that you are building at to assure that you do not price yourself out of the market.  Some of you will still make the decision to over upgrade your home, and that is fine as long as you know it.  Make sure you talk to the professionals in your area to understand what you can build and what upgrades are applicable when you decide to dive into custom homebuilding.

Role of Your Designer

What is the Role of Your Designer?

What is the Role of Your Designer? By Pat Cardoni Picture from We have talked to an architect, but where does the architect’s role stop and what is the role of your designer?