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How Many Contractors Does it Take to Complete My Renovation Project?

How Many Contractors Does it Take to Complete My Renovation Project? By Ryan Siebert This article is for all of you out there that are looking to take on your next renovation project on your own.  Coming from someone that knows about the renovation project I tip my cap to you for having the confidence […]

Naperville Custom Built Home

Custom Built Home in Naperville, IL

Custom Built Home in Naperville By Ryan Siebert We recently wrapped up on our latest custom built home in Naperville.  I wanted to give you a tour of my favorite rooms of the house so you can keep your eyes open when custom building your own home.

Chicago Developer

Chicago Development Projects Start With Marty Paris

What Does It Take To Dominate Development Projects In Chicago?

Chicago Developer

Marty Paris Founder and President of Sedgwick Development

As the leader of one of Chicago’s top development companies Marty Paris knows his way around the block.  In this episode of Secrets of Homebuilders Marty gives an up close look into being a Chicago Development company and shares what it is like to manage the construction, but have no skin in the game for the development.  Marty discusses how he got started in development of projects and reveals the number of projects that he and his team are currently working on in Chicago.  For those of you looking to start Chicago Development, you may want to listen to what Marty has to say about the current state of the market and his feelings on the future.

Chicago Custom Home Building

How to Prepare for Coffered Ceilings

How to Prepare for Coffered Ceiling Installation By Ryan Siebert If you think installing a coffered ceiling is a simple task you can wait for the last second, you may find yourself in serious trouble.  

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What does Chicago Real Estate Look Like in 2018?

Carrie McCormick – Real Estate Broker with @Properties

Carrie McCormick returns for part two.  In this episode Pat and Carrie discuss the ways that the stock market rise and confidence in the economy could lead to a booming year in real estate in 2018.  Carrie also discusses how development in neighborhoods not only increase the value of homes, but it also helps create better schools in the area by raising the bar of student and parent involvement.  More development in your neighborhood gives the consumer the opportunity for custom renovations and rehab work to be completed.  From a developer perspective, it is important to know the areas and neighborhoods where there are value plays on the way, and when to hit the stop button as neighborhoods hit their peak in value.  Pat also reveals that Carrie will be joining the Board for the Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago.

 

Secrets of Homebuilders

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Secrets of Homebuilders

Danielle Dowell – Real Estate Broker – Berkshire Hathaway

Danielle Dowell burst into the real estate market and dominated her craft from start to finish.  She learned the real estate business from the ground up and now leads the direction for many developers looking to build the hottest property and attract buyers to the location.  She understands that making money in real estate starts with research and is willing to put in the effort to make a project perfect.  Her and Pat both understand that to make a custom renovation or new construction project work you have to set expectations that are realistic.

Custom Home Builder

Three Budget Tips When Custom Home Building

Three Budget Tips When Custom Home Building By Ryan Siebert As a custom home builder you would think that I get to work with clients that have no regard for budgets.  You my friend would be dead wrong.  Today I am going to give you three budget tips to use when you decide to take the […]

Custom Home Builder

Story of a Custom Home Builder

Our Path to Becoming a Custom Home Builder By Ryan Siebert I was recently discussing the path that we at SG Home Builders took to become a custom home builder.   After completing the story I was reminded why it is important to let others know about our journey we have taken, and our thought […]

Custom Home Builder

Seize Your Business

Podcast Appearance With Seize Your Business By Ryan Siebert I was recently asked to be a guest on the Seize Your Business podcast with Kevin O’Flaherty and Jim Waszak.  I’m always amazed at what you can learn from telling your own story when you have good people that are willing to listen.

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How to Increase the Value of Your Home By Adding a Second Story

How to Increase the Value of Your Home By Adding a Second Story By Pat Cardoni Last week we talked about the duckets, the simoleons, the cashola required for a two flat de-conversion. This week money is on my mind again…but this time let’s talk about adding a second story!