Have you ever considered a custom home construction? Building your dream home from the ground up? Starting from scratch, choosing every detail, and creating something that is perfect for your needs? From building your garden to designing kitchen cabinets? Many people dream of the day they can build their own home. It’s an excited thought to be the first one to live in the home, but also the one who made all of the decisions that give the home its character.
Building a home is not an overnight task and will take some planning, but on move-in day, you can look back and think of all the moments and decisions that got you here today. There are some things to consider to get you prepared to build your new home and we thought we’d take a look at some of the items you’ll want to consider.
Get To Know Your Builder
Hiring construction jobs is your first step, get to know the local builders in the area. This is one of the many areas a Realtor can become your best friend during the process. While you may feel you could save a few bucks going it alone, the experience and knowledge of your agent combined will be invaluable. And that’s only the beginning. To get to know the builders you should look at their inventory, but also take a look at some of their older homes (ask your agent to find some currently for sale). How have they held up over time? What are the locals saying? Do you know someone that owns a home built by the builder? What do they think? A builders’ reputation is everything and word travels fast.