Entries by Ryan Siebert

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 […]

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 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 […]

What is the Role of Your Designer?

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

SOH: Episode 1 – Introduction to Secrets of Homebuilding

Episode 1 – Introduction to Secrets of Homebuilding Welcome to the start of our new Podcast, Secrets of Homebuilding.  Pat and I decided to enlighten our fans and clients with information that we have gained over the past 11 years.   At the start of 2017 we focused our business on custom home building and […]

Your Builder is Only as Strong as their Weakest Subcontractors

Subcontractors Are A Custom Home Builders Back Bone By Ryan Siebert Subcontractors are the difference between working with a successful home builder and someone who is going to make your custom build project a pain in the butt.  As the saying goes, you are only as strong as your weakest link.  Today’s article will discuss […]

What is an Architect’s Role?

What is an Architect’s Role in Custom Home Building? By Pat Cardoni The architect is the most highly educated of all the players in the game of building your custom home. They have to have knowledge of all the systems involved in constructing your home.

Why Taking a Draw for a Construction Loan is So Difficult?

Why Taking a Draw for a Construction Loan is So Difficult? By Ryan Siebert For a consumer you may think that getting a draw for a construction loan is really not your problem.  The reality is that the quicker your builder can get their money, the quicker your custom built home can be completed.  Today […]

2017 Home Building and Purchase Market Update

2017 Custom Home Building Market Update By Ryan Siebert Even when doing custom home building you have to have your pulse of the market.  With the Fourth of July right in the middle of the week, I had some free time to take a look at market trends of homes selling for the last two […]

Building Your Dream House

Building Your Dream House – Part 1 Connecting the Dots By Pat Cardoni In this series of articles Pat Cardoni returns to the blogosphere to discuss the proven steps he takes when working with a client looking to take part in a custom home build or de-conversion project.  Welcome to the start of my second […]