This book helps you keep construction on track with helpful checklists. Turn your dream of a custom home into reality! Thinking about building your own home? This easy-to-follow guide shows you how to plan and build a beautiful home on any budget. From acquiring land to finding the best architect to overseeing the construction, you get lots of savvy tips on managing your new investment wisely - and staying sane during the process! You can discover how to: find the best homesite; navigate the plan approval process; obtain financing; hire the right contractor; cut design and construction costs; and avoid common mistakes.