Have you been dreaming of the perfect home for you and your family? Right now, you may be in a small apartment; or, you’re living in a smaller home that doesn’t have enough space for everyone. The best option? Get your home custom built! You can design your own house with the rooms personalized to your needs. Before you start building, there’s a few steps you need to follow. We want to prepare you for your future home process, the best we can. So, here are a few things to consider.
● Plan out a realistic budget. Your budget will need to include not only the price for the land and the overall construction; it’s also a buffer in case more materials are required, the design changes during the building process, and any other issues that might come up. In most circumstances, you’ll end up taking out a construction loan and a mortgage to handle all of the expenses.
● Choose where the house will go. The next step is going to be choosing the location of the house if you don’t have one in mind already. You need to pick out the land before the new home is drawn up, so there’s enough space. A realtor can help pick out the right property for you and your needs.
● Design or pick out a house plan. This is the fun part of the build! You need to sit down and think of what your family needs. Do you need a home office, are you planning for children in the future, or have you been dreaming about that personal movie theater or gym? Don’t forget about the patios and sunrooms either!
● Get the contract squared away. Make sure you get everything in writing. Contracts are essential to know what exactly is happening to your home. It saves a lot of headaches down the line. You, as the homeowner, need to know where your money is going and the progress of the build.