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DUTIES OF A GOOD CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGER

A home construction project manager will have two different types of duties:  Management of the work taking place on siteAdministrative and financial duties In this blog we will focus on the on-site work. On site work management duties are varied and multi...

THE PERILS OF THE HOME MORTGAGE PROCESS

The following applies to mortgages called “jumbo” or over the standard Fannie Mae size that you hear adds for such as “rocket mortgages”. If you are in a position of considering a refinance to help you purchase a home you most likely know someone who has gone through...

Richard Wodehouse Quoted in the Wall Street Journal

In this article from the Wall Street Journal yesterday, October 24th, Richard is quoted below the second picture as the president of TRUST (Tiburon/Belvedere Residents United to Support the Trails). He is discussing the lawsuit to preserve the trails in Tiburon that...

INTRODUCTION TO SERIES ON BUILDING SCIENCE

Over the next few weeks I will be publishing a series of articles on practical applications of what has come to be known as “Building Science”.  Yes, there is such a term.  “They don’t build them like they used to” is quite true, but in a good way, we build much...

IS A FREFAB HOME A GOOD OPTION? CAN IT BE CUSTOM ENOUGH?

The answers are yes, for many situations, prefab or factory built homes offer real advantages. I will list some below, but first let’s mention a short list of situations where prefab is not a good idea. Where tastes and budget demand a truly custom one of a kind...

Help Save Tiburon Trails

About TRUST: We are Tiburon/Belvedere Residents United to Support the Trails or "TRUST". We are an unincorporated, nonprofit association fiscally sponsored by MarinLink. The TRUST mission is to protect, preserve, and promote public access to and use of local trails...

Key Benefits of Having an Owner’s Representative on Your Project

In addition to serving as a mediator between all parties, I use my decades of custom home building experience to make sure the critical steps of the process are managed correctly. Sometimes I speak to clients who think, “I can do this myself, or I can count on my...

CAN A CUSTOM HOME BE BUILT WITHIN A BUDGET?

Yes, definitely, but it must follow a process that gives the owner control, accountability, and a roadmap with scheduled reality checks. How? The owner needs one person in charge of the entire process, to monitor the budget and ensure the groups communicate and work...

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