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SOH – Episode 5 – Appraisal Me This

Podcast / September 5, 2017

Appraisers Hold the Key to Your Dream Home [powerpress] On this episode of Secrets of Homebuilders Terry Pope of Citywide Real Estate Services talks with Pat Cardoni about the thought process and homework that appraisers need to put in to develop their opinion of value. You may or may not know it, but the appraiser that […]




SOH Episode 4 – Architects Can Design Too

Podcast / August 28, 2017

Custom Building Starts With Your Architect [powerpress] In this episode Pat Cardoni interviews Lisa Elkins from 2 Point Perspective to discuss the role and challenges of your architect in your custom building and remodeling project.  Be prepared to be amazed and respect the thought process that goes into each and every design that architects go […]




Having a Baby is Just Like Building a Custom Home

blog / August 22, 2017

[av_one_full first] [av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=” admin_preview_bg=”] Having a Baby is Just Like Building a Custom Home By Ryan Siebert In what will certainly be one of my more comical blog posts, I want to compare the joy and frustrations that I recently found myself thinking about between having a baby and building a custom […]




Project Manager, Where the Rubber Meets the Road!

blog / August 22, 2017

[av_one_full first] [av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=” admin_preview_bg=”] The Project Manager, Where the Rubber Meets the Road By Pat Cardoni We made it past the lender, the architect and the designer and we think we have a plan that can work.  Then we meet, drum roll please, the Project Manager.




SOH: Episode 3 – Construction Lending

Podcast / August 13, 2017

Construction Lending   [powerpress] 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 […]




Invest in Yourself

blog / August 13, 2017

[av_one_full first] [av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=” admin_preview_bg=”] 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 […]




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

Podcast / August 3, 2017

Episode 2 – Keeping Emotions Out of Your Dreams [powerpress] 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 […]




What is the Role of Your Designer?

blog / August 2, 2017

[av_one_full first] [av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=” admin_preview_bg=”] 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

Podcast / July 30, 2017

Episode 1 – Introduction to Secrets of Homebuilding [powerpress] 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 […]




Your Builder is Only as Strong as their Weakest Subcontractors

blog / July 29, 2017

[av_one_full first] [av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=” admin_preview_bg=”] 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 […]