So the real question would be for a financial advisor, but wondering if anyone else has run into this and their thoughts. California is an expensive and tough place to build, I've been warned. Our appraisal for the projected log home (new construction) came in MUCH lower than the cost to build. Part of it is due to the spotty market in the semi-rural location we want to build and part of it is due to the nature of our custom build. Any of you pay more than the surrounding market to build…Continue
We are starting the process of figuring out how Amerlink employees sleep at night. We have the logs, thankfully, but no one to put it together. Log cabins are not a common house in south Ms so builders are not easily found. We are trying to build this house with 1 main goal - our 11 yr old daughter, with rather severe autism, will be with us for the rest of her life and with this home, she can stay under our roof and not have to live in a facility type place. Shame on Tom Dann, Tom Slocum,…Continue
Started by Stratakos in Issues, Questions, Suggestions, Complaints (and Compliments!). Last reply by Christina Odom Smith on Tuesday.
Dear Log Home Neighborhood,We just bought this log home and hired a company to do some work on our house.Our contact says the following:"The removal of all failing material using a commercial grade pressure washer. The removal of any failing chinking on the home. The chinking of all gaps on the logs that are greater than ¼ inch. All windows will also be sealed using Log Jam Conceal caulking. All exterior siding and logs on the home will receive one heavy coat of Cabot’s oil based stain. All…Continue
I thought I'd throw this out there for general discussion and, perhaps, to invoke a bit of introspection among builders. But, first a little bit about me, lest you think I'm a complete nut: I've just been a participant here for a few weeks. I'm a reasonably educated guy--a retired Air Force officer with a professional post-grad degree--and have dealt with a variety of executives across a large array of industries.My wife and I at long last find ourselves in the position where we can seriously…Continue
I want to put hardwood floors in our 80 year old full log cabin in in northwest Wisconsin. What kind of floor do you recommend? We close the cabin during the winter, so there are extreme temperatures.Continue
I've been shopping around for builder's risk insurance and already have some quotes (Zurich). Our current homeowner insurance agent said we also need liability insurance, even if our general contractor carries it. He said anyone injured on our property during construction could sue us without it. I always thought it was just the general contractor who needs to carry this... anyone else run into needing liability insurance? We live in California if that makes a difference (where everything…Continue