For many people the biggest dream is owning their own home and for many it is building a new home. If this is you and you are searching for some new home building help, then this article is for you.
Buying an existing house is one option. However, with existing houses comes compromises and baggage. You could spend an eternity looking for the “perfect house”, one which has every feature you want. The best option for getting a home that matches everything you want is to start from scratch.
As you already know it takes money to build a new home. Unfortunately, money isn’t an infinite resource. Therefore, the first step of building a house is going to involve getting a budget. The first thing you will have to do is secure a construction loan and get a mortgage. Once you apply for a construction loan and a mortgage and are approved you will know how much money you have available to turn your dreams into a reality.
Once you know how much money you have to work with, you need somewhere to build your home. Therefore, the next person you may want to turn to for home building help is a home building or real estate agent. Chances are either one can help you find suitable land or a lot for sale that you can build your home on. Before you buy the land or lot you will want to make sure that all the necessary tests are done, such as soil samples and water testing. You don’t want to buy property that you can’t even build a home on.
For truly custom home building help, you may have to turn to an architect. A home can’t be built until it is designed. Another option is to talk to a few local home builders. Many builders will have an employee who is licensed to design homes. Also most builders have a set of homes that can be chosen from. Some customization can be done to the home owner’s tastes from these plans. However, if you want something truly unique an architect or design/build builder will be needed. They will work with your desires and budget to make a blueprint to build from. If you don’t mind just choosing a standard design and only being able to make a few customizations, you will probably save some cost and possibly have more options, but not always.
So now that you have your budget, your land, and possibly your blueprints, you’re going to need to find a home builder if you did not do so in the previous step. It is best to talk to several builders to get estimates. Just make sure whoever you select for your home building help is reputable, insured, and licensed.
1. Buying an existing house an option. But the best option for getting a home that matches everything you want is to start from scratch.
2. Establish a home building budget and get pre-qualified or approved.
3. Scout out a lot or property to build your new home.
4. Work with a builder or architect to establish your new home plan.
5. Talk to several home builders and select a builder to work with.
6. Learn more about home building and home building help by downloading the free new home Steps Guide above on the right hand side and become savvy on the overall home building process.
Hopefully this article inspires you to build your dream home. Let me know if you have any questions. Good luck with your home building endeavors.