Archive for April 2017

Guest Blog: Never Borrow for a Self Build Without a Broker

Edward Checkley is a mortgage broker at Private Finance, where he’s been helping home builders make their dreams come true for nine years, including many of our clients at DGA. He’s my trusted source for all self build money matters, and he kindly accepted my request to share some of his knowledge with our readers.…

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Guest Blog: Four Costly Financing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

  Edward Checkley is a mortgage broker at Private Finance, where he’s been helping home builders make their dreams come true for nine years, including many of our clients at DGA. He’s my trusted source for all self build money matters, and he kindly accepted my request to share some of his knowledge with our…

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The Hidden Costs of New Builds

The Site Itself The plot you’re building on is more than however many square feet of earth you own, it can also come with a variety of costly implications, from the ground itself to local laws and accessing the site. It’s impossible to know the quality of the ground you’re building on without doing a…

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The Hidden Costs of Renovations and Extensions

Structural Works It’s very exciting to walk around a house and imagine knocking down walls, opening up new spaces and filling it all with light pouring through grand windows. Our most transformative renovations have involved all the above and more, but remember that whenever you alter the original structure of the house – known as…

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