This multilayered spreadsheet is used to assist aspiring homeowners design their home from a pre-set list of options for floorplans, finishes, fixtures, and basic services. It also rapidly calculates an estimated total cost for the structure as well as a corresponding monthly payment amount. This allows the design process to be performed iteratively, giving families autonomy in the design of their own home, the chance to consider a variety of options and combinations, and the immediate knowledge of what that will cost them each month so that they can decide what is best for their family. It is important to note that this tool is provisional and should be evaluated and updated accordingly (especially the unit prices and cost estimates) prior to any implementation.
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