Contracting Your Own HomeAmerican Home Counsel is a consortium of professionals in the home building, real estate, development, financing, and education professions.  Author and Real Estate Expert Bill Edwards, president of American Home Counsel, has built more than 200 custom homes over the last 35 years and has also helped many people build or remodel their own homes using his tested methods.

Learn About Home Building/Remodeling From the Pros…

If you’ve always wanted to contract your own home or remodeling project but thought you didn’t know enough about how to do it or where to even start, you’ve come to the right place! The process isn’t as hard as you might imagine, and the rewards are definitely worth the effort!  We offer information on many topics via our BLOG and a 150 page ebook, The Ultimate Guide to Contracting Your Own Home: Save 30% to 40% off the Cost of Your New Home.

Learn more

Latest Posts From the Blog...

Exciting News – Follow Along On Our Latest Project!

Exciting news!  We are starting a new project — a major renovation of a 3,500 square foot home on three acres in a suburb north of Atlanta, GA — and will be sharing updates all along the way!   The

Our most recent project…

Hello everyone!  We took some time off blogging in order to complete a renovation on a neglected home we bought last year.  We worked on it for several months — removing outdated, cracked tile flooring throughout the first floor, opening the kitchen

Is Living/Building in a Rural Area Right For You?

As a home builder and real estate specialist, I sometimes run across folks who dream of moving out of the city and buying land in the countryside. It always brings to mind the movie Funny Farm (starring Chevy Chase), where

Contracting Your Own Home – Which Jobs to Consider Doing Yourself

If you are building or contracting a new home yourself for the first time, doing some of the work may sounds appealing. It’s easy to watch the professional work and think, ‘Wow, I could do that myself!’ That’s not always

Common Problems when Contracting Your Own Home

Contracting your own home is a noble undertaking, and one that requires a good bit of pre-construction planning. It is important to anticipate things that can go wrong in the building process. Mistakes can be very costly to overcome, so

Building Your Own Home – The Devil is in the Details

One of the most challenging things about building your own home, even for professional builders, is staying on top of the details. Each phase of construction brings its own issues, so watching everything closely is your best defense against losing