Building a home from the ground up is a very gratifying experience, but will require a lot of decisions AND patience! Below is a list of tips that you should use.
- You will need to choose your paint colors, appliances, carpet, light fixtures, etc. Ride through neighborhoods and take photos of the exterior color combinations that appeal to you. Visit home supply stores such as Home Depot and Lowes and check out their showrooms.
- Each home will have a base price. Decide on your budget BEFORE you get carried away choosing extra “bells and whistles.”
- Make sure you pick a good, level lot preferably with privacy. These may come with a premium price, but it will make it easy to sell your home in the future.
- If at all possible, tour a finished version of the home that you choose so that you know that you like the floor plan.
- BE PATIENT….. Yes, it is going to take a while and delays occur………
- Get all available information in reference to the Home Owner’s Association and request a copy of the restrictive covenants. Definitely ask for the amount of the HOA monthly dues.
- You can hire a home inspector. They can come to the home while it is being built and after it is completed. The home will be inspected and will receive a Certificate of Occupancy from city inspectors and the builder will supply a warranty. Your inspector will be working strictly on your behalf.
- BEWARE! The friendly onsite agent ONLY REPRESENTS THE BUILDER, NOT YOU! You need to take your own Buyer’s agent with you so that you have someone representing your interests.
GOOD LUCK! Invite me to your house warming party!