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We're homeowners helping homeowners navigate custom home construction via online education. Owner Notes is a weekly email with expert tips and advice for anyone planning (or dreaming about) building a custom home.

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Why Planning Home is Like Thanksgiving Dinner 🦃

Welcome to Owner Notes, a free newsletter for anyone planning on (or dreaming about) building a custom home. 👉 If you enjoy Owner Notes, share this link with pals or read past issues. Hello friends! As those of us in the U.S. prepare for Thanksgiving, I'm to share a connection between Thanksgiving dinner and planning a new home. If you've never hosted Thanksgiving dinner, it may be easy to think, "How hard could it be? It's just putting out some plates and cooking a few dishes. I could do...

6 months ago • 1 min read

Welcome to Owner Notes, a free newsletter for anyone planning on (or dreaming about) building a custom home. 👉 If you enjoy Owner Notes, share this link with pals or read past issues. Hello friends! We offer two comprehensive online courses that prepare homeowners for construction: Home Planning Navigator (normally $99) Home Construction Navigator (normally $99) Starting today, we're offering a Black Friday 2-for-1 discount on these courses. Get BOTH for $99 until November 28th. Get the...

6 months ago • 1 min read

Welcome to Owner Notes, a free newsletter for anyone planning on (or dreaming about) building a custom home. 👉 If you enjoy Owner Notes, share this link with pals or read past issues. Hello friends! There is a gap in the experience needed to build your custom home. The gap causes time and money to be wasted. It creates stress and anxiety for homeowners. It's a missing piece of the house-building puzzle that's been there for too long. What's in the Gap Building a new home may be one of the...

6 months ago • 1 min read

Welcome to Owner Notes, a free newsletter for anyone planning on (or dreaming about) building a custom home. 👉 If you enjoy Owner Notes, share this link with pals or read past issues. Hello friends! Before getting to this week's newsletter, I have a request. I'd love to know about your (current or future) project and what's on your mind. Are you facing a dilemma? Do you have questions about getting started with a project? Do you need advice on how to handle a situation? No strings. I'm here...

7 months ago • 2 min read

Welcome to Owner Notes, a free newsletter for anyone planning on (or dreaming about) building a custom home. 👉 If you enjoy Owner Notes, share this link with pals or read past issues. Hello friends! You may have heard the term "electrify everything" in the context of new home design. Let's take a look at what it means. Electrify Everything ⚡️ Gas stoves have been in the news lately. In January, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission said it wanted to research the stoves based on the risks...

8 months ago • 2 min read

Welcome to Owner Notes, a free newsletter for anyone planning on (or dreaming about) building a custom home. 👉 If you enjoy Owner Notes, share this link with pals or read past issues. Hello friends! I hope you've been able to spend some time outside this summer. I always look forward to summer evenings on our deck with friends. Speaking of decks, have you heard of thermally modified wood? What is Thermally Modified Wood? Our deck, just after installation Build Livable does not advertise or...

9 months ago • 2 min read

Welcome to Owner Notes, a free newsletter for anyone planning on (or dreaming about) building a custom home. 👉 If you enjoy Owner Notes, share this link with pals or read past issues. Hello friends! I hope you're having a fantastic summer. For us, this summer has been full of gardening and landscaping. It's our third summer in the new house and we're finally getting into a groove. Now we're back and ready to help you become a more efficient and informed homeowner. Industry Stats and Trends 📊...

9 months ago • 2 min read

Welcome to Owner Notes, a free newsletter for anyone planning on (or dreaming about) building a custom home. 👉 If you enjoy Owner Notes, share this link with pals or read past issues. Hello friends! I recently shared a free download of our new ebook Working with Construction Pros. I'd love to know what you think if you've read it. If you purchased it on Amazon, please consider a quick review. 🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞 It's summer and you're probably taking some time off and enjoying the weather. We are too. We...

10 months ago • 2 min read

Welcome to Owner Notes, a free newsletter for anyone planning on (or dreaming about) building a custom home. 👉 If you enjoy Owner Notes, share this link with pals or read past issues. Hello friends! We've completed work on an ebook that is focused on a specific part of home construction: working with construction pros. Like everything we do, the book is written from the homeowner's perspective and provides a clear overview of what to expect. It includes heaps of diagrams, quotes, and...

11 months ago • 1 min read

Welcome to Owner Notes, a free newsletter for anyone planning on (or dreaming about) building a custom home. 👉 If you enjoy Owner Notes, share this link with pals or read past issues. Hello friends! Last week, our focus was how to develop a creative brief and get ahead in the planning process. I provided a free PDF Cheat Sheet from our courses. This week, I've unlocked multiple chapters in our courses so you can take a test drive. Take a Free Test Drive 🛞 As far as I know, we're doing...

about 1 year ago • 1 min read
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