Pre-cut Alaskan made Superior Logs
Builder turnkey (finished) prices, Owner Builder Construction & Financing,
Real Estate Assistance, Mortgage & Construction Financing & Insurance
Builder Turnkey (finished) Starting Prices
around the Anchorage Area
Use your builder or we'll provide you a referred builders list for the
area you want to build. Around Greater Anchorage, Mat-Su Valley and Kenai areas, the starting residential turnkey
(finished) prices are *$165.00 sq. ft.. Basements,
unfinished areas & garages can be less per sq. ft. Large decks & porches are
additional to the sq. ft areas. These prices are without land & land development
costs. They target 8" or 10" logs, 4 star plus energy & are from the 8" concrete
foundation through the metal roof. Owner builders can pay less
based on their participation. *These prices include our weathered-in
shell prices. Delivery and crating prices are extra. Your ideas will dictate the final price.
Owner Builder Construction & Financing
Owner builder means the owner is obtaining the builder construction
(short-term) loan, performing & overseeing the construction. The owner is still responsible
for the mortgage (long-term) loan. We have worked with a large number of
owner builders on many successful Superior Logs homes. Whether using lender
financing or paying cash, it may be in your best interest to hire a general
contractor (builder) to work with you and help you build your home or at least the weathered-in shell
package. 42% of our packages are built by experienced owners.
An owner builder can save money if you participate in the construction.
The percent saved will vary based on the amount of work you can perform.
Never do something you are not sure of or not qualified to do. It is better
to pay a builder one time than do it yourself & have to hire someone to
fix it. If you work a job for $20.00 an hour it is inefficient to work on
your home as a $10.00 an hour laborer. If you have the time, talent plus
the desire, then it is probably worthwhile.
An owner builder can hire a builder & still be an owner builder. Most
construction lenders will help the owner through the loan process, but it
is the owner's responsibility to manage & oversee the construction. While
this is not recommended for all owners, it can be a savings to those that
want to be owner builders. If you have construction experience, a relative
or close friends in the construction industry who can work for and with you, you may already have a good
Real Estate Assistance
We will refer you to a quality real estate agent to help you find
land in most areas around the State. These are agents working for you. Using
your information to provide you with properties for sale so you can make
an intelligent decision about your land. Land is the first & most critical
item to locate. Your association with a good agent is a key element!!
Mortgage & Construction Financing
Our Superior Logs packages have been financed & built under most every
lender program in Alaska plus some from the Lower 48. We will refer you
to quality lenders for your long-term mortgage & construction loan for most
areas around Alaska.
Some independent insurance companies around Anchorage have insured our
Alaskan made Superior Logs homes with comparable prices to conventional frame construction.
Logs in general are not known to burn to the ground. A tight log home can
smother a fire, leaving smoke damaged or charred logs. These need to be
replaced or sand blasted to restore the natural look. An ozone machine or
other device can also remove the smoke smell. Fortunately, our Superior
Logs are uniform & can be replaced if required.
We hear from our customers that the large national insurance companies penalize
log homes because they DO NOT burn to the ground. These companies place
an increased price on their casualty coverage. When using our Superior Logs,
we will refer you to quality insurance companies for your homeowners insurance.
Alaska is the most difficult construction area in the World !
We must be doing something right. Come find out !