Desperate need of an answer!I'm confused and I would appreciate you all's input. I live in Brownsville, Texas(Cameron County). I have heard that if I'd like to build my own home that I need a contractor's license. I have also heard that I do not need a license. I'd like to build my own home because I frankly do not want to pay someone 35-45K just to subcontract the work that I can do myself. On top of that I have friends and family that own the following : Electrical Company(residential and commercial), Plumber(licensed), A/C(HVAC licensed), and Carpenter. My question is this: Can I go to the bank and get the money loaned out for my dream home on my own? Will the bank lend me the money to purchase the lot and pay the subcontractors I will use? Will the city allow me to get those permits everyone is talking about or do the people I contract get them themselves?October 16 2013 - Brownsville00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.