A Modern Mountain Home

A Modern Mountain Home

Building a Modern Home in Summit County, Colorado

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We are a family of four building a custom modern home in Summit County, Colorado
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The Build Contract
Finalizing our build contract with our custom home builder, and walking a middle ground between a cost-plus build contract and a fixed price build contract.
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More Construction Loan Issues
The hassles of "go fetch this document" quests when dealing with a bank over a construction loan, particularly when the quests are impossible.
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Concrete and Excavation Bids
The impact of a dramatically higher excavation bid for winter work, which firmly set us on the "build in the spring" schedule
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Roof Issues
Some cost increases brought on by a steeper roof slope got us revisiting the question of roof slope in an attempt to keep things pretty and cheap
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Construction Loan Procedure
The process of getting a construction loan for the construction of a residential home, including lots of scavenger hunts for documents
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Timing Groundbreaking
A debate about timing groundbreaking; do we go early and fight with the frost and snow or wait until spring and fight with the water
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