How much money can I save?
Don't be surprised, but some have saved around 40% over hiring a general contractor. Reasonably, an owner-builder can save anywhere from $15,000 to over $175,000. The exact amount will depend on the size, location and upgrades included in your floor plan. Another large factor of saving money is how much of the work the owner builder will personally perform. Saving on labor costs is a big deal. But even if you don't want to swing a hammer at all, you can expect to save about 20% over what a general contractor would charge, since they of course have to add a profit into their bill.