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SOH_Episode_9_Carrie_McCormick

Podcast / November 1, 2017

Looking to Custom Build? Buckle Up! Carrie McCormick – Real Estate Broker with @Properties [powerpress] Carrie is one of the leaders in the Chicago real estate industry.  On this episode she details the conversations that developers and custom home building clients must have when it comes to making decisions on their projects.




SOH_episode_8_Mark_Verni

Podcast / October 26, 2017

Not All Construction Loans Are Made the Same Mark Verni – Associated Bank [powerpress] We know we have interviewed a lot of construction lenders, but let’s face it without the money there is no new construction custom dream home building.  Mark Verni and Associated Bank are putting their mark on Chicago by using common sense […]




Plumbers, Electricians and HVAC, The Rough Costs

blog / October 19, 2017

[av_one_full first] [av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=” admin_preview_bg=”] Rough Costs of New Construction By Ryan Siebert I’ve been told that in Real Estate times are going to get rough.  When it comes to building your house it is a fantastic time to be working on the “rough” installation of your electric, plumbing and HVAC.  The rough […]




Framing Costs of Custom Home Building

blog / October 10, 2017

[av_one_full first] [av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=” admin_preview_bg=”] Framing Costs for New Construction By Ryan Siebert Imagine with me for a second that you are in a freshly framed new construction house early in the am on a cool spring morning.  The ground is thawing out, the sun is high in the sky with just enough […]




Why Start a Podcast?

blog / October 5, 2017

[av_one_full first] [av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=” admin_preview_bg=”] Why Start a Home Building Podcast? By Ryan Siebert I was recently asked to explain why we started our “Secrets of Homebuilders” Podcast.  We recognized that inherently people do not like to read, but are constantly searching for ways to stimulate their mind through noise.  




Concrete Costs

blog / October 3, 2017

[av_one_full first] [av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=” admin_preview_bg=”] Concrete Cost for New Construction Homes By Ryan Siebert Ozinga.com One of the most expensive parts of your new construction home will be the cost of concrete.  I often joke with my partners that we should stop building house to figure out a way to sell the concrete, […]




Demo and Excavation Costs

blog / September 28, 2017

[av_one_full first] [av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=” admin_preview_bg=”] Demo and Excavation Costs For A New Home By Ryan Siebert Before I was a home builder one of my favorite quotes was something along the lines of, “You can’t build the Sears Tower without first building a strong foundation.”  Unfortunately I was dead wrong with that idea. […]




Role Identification

blog / September 21, 2017

[av_one_full first] [av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=” admin_preview_bg=”] Know Your Role By Ryan Siebert I tend to make my blog posts about what is going on in my life.  When I talk about ways to keep your builder accountable, it is usually because I am having a hard time with my contractors or project managers being […]




SOH_Episode_7_Kitchen_Designer

Podcast / September 21, 2017

Tips from a Kitchen Designer Colette Rodon Hornof – Vesta of Hearth and Home [powerpress] Do you know what design that you want for your kitchen?  With custom home building the kitchen is often the most important room in your entire house.  Before you make the decision for design options on your kitchen take time […]




SOH_Episode_6_Lender_Is_Advisor

Podcast / September 14, 2017

Your Lender is Your Advisor, NOT an ATM Chad Lubben – Peoples Home Equity [powerpress] On this episode of Secrets of Homebuilders Pat Cardoni interviews Chad Lubben from Peoples Home Equity and discusses the true role of your lender in the custom construction transaction.  It is often the lender that holds your transaction together.  However, […]