Rock Ash is the owner of Ash Homes and author of the Bentonville Home Building Guide. Rock has been building award winning homes for 25 years with hundreds of satisfied home owners all across Norther California.

Custom House Building

Custom house building is an exciting adventure for the prospective home owner and for designers, builders and contractors as well. No matter how many times building contractors and home builders they still enjoy meeting new clients, They find their excitement and enthusiasm contagious. It feels good to make clients happy, and enjoy that vicarious thrill…

Cost to Build New Home

The cost to build a new home can be broken down in several ways, but one of the greatest variables is location. Everything costs more in California and Hawaii for some reason and that includes houses. Some of the North Atlantic States are almost as expensive. In the Southeastern states, America’s heartland, and in northwestern…

Construction Loan Financing

Many find construction loan financing confusing. This is because there are two loans required in order to build a home. Both a construction loan and a mortgage loan will be necessary. We will compare the two loans in order to understand how they are different, and interdependent on each other. Construction Loan Financing: Construction Loan…

Do it Yourself Home Building Checklist

Using a do it yourself home building checklist to build your own home, can save you a lot of money. It also requires a lot of knowledge and understanding of construction. It is possible for almost any family of able bodied people to learn to build a home, and the skills you develop will be…

Average Square Foot Price of Building a Home

When researching the average square foot price of building a home, you may find a lot of confusing and conflicting information. Clarifying the confusion over materials costs, shell cost, and overall cost of a finished home can make home construction cost estimation very mysterious. In fact costs are not that hard to calculate, and professional…

Custom Home Building Budget

There are several ways to compile a custom home building budget, but the purpose is the same, to develop a unified way of estimating how much your dream home should cost to build. One formula is for estimating cost is cost per square foot. However cost per square foot varies according to the quality, and…

Best Tips for Custom Home Building

Some of the best tips for custom home building involve allowing design to be left to a true architect or licensed home designer. You will need to hire an architect, utilize a builder who has a licensed designer or select an existing home plan to actually build your home. You should know that the elements…

How to Select a General Contractor When Building a Home

Learning how to select a general contractor when building a home is one of the most important steps in building a dream home. The final decision is often a matter of personal taste, but weeding out the contractors and home builders less suited to your construction job is a more refined process. Selecting a contractor…