We Must Build Your Dream Home

902 WordsApr 21, 20164 Pages
For decades, the American dream has been to own your own home. But for some people, owning a home is not enough; they must BUILD their dream home. While it the results can be amazing, going into home building without being fully prepared is a surefire way to attract insanity. Here are 5 steps to successfully build your dream home and keep your sanity intact. 1. Buy the Right Piece of Land When you buy a vacant piece of land, you’re buying the community that goes along with it. So know what your needs are before signing on any dotted lines. For instance, if you’re buying rural acreage and have school-aged children, you’ll want to know what school district you’ll be a part of. How far will you be from a center of town? From your job? From the fire department? If you’re buying a vacant lot in the main town or city, find out about if there is a local HOA and what rules you will be expected to follow. When you find the right land and the perfect community, you’ve hit pay dirt. 2. Develop a Construction Budget It’s equally important, if not more so, to create a budget when building your home as it is when buying a traditional house. But, if you’ve never built a home before, it can be difficult to know exactly what the costs will be. Let’s take a look at some of the most common costs to factor in: • Site Preparation – If you’re building on a flat lot, there won’t be much in the way of preparation. But if you’ve purchased rural acreage, there will be expenses with clearing trees,

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