It is a fact. Choosing to build a new home is a large investment, perhaps the largest one you will ever make. It is undoubtedly a major step in a person’s life and requires major decisions to be made. There are so many things to consider when building a new home. However, the process does not have to be as complicated as it may seem. In fact, there are certain things that are critical and your choices in those areas are what all the other little decisions are based upon. Take your time to consider these areas carefully, and everything else will fall into place. So, where does one begin? What are these areas that are so important? What are the top 5 things to look for in a new construction home?
1) Look at Your Position
You cannot know where you are going unless you know where you are. The first think you should look as is your personal situation. Spend some time completing an honest assessment of your finances, your lifestyle, your needs, your desires, and other similar concerns. Make sure you understand what is involved and if you are ready to move forward. Having a solid foundation of knowing right where you stand is critical to building the home of your dreams
2) Look at Your Banker
It is not likely that you have several hundred thousand dollars sitting in an account, so building your new home will probably require a mortgage. The second thing you must look for is a new construction home is an experienced banker that you can trust. Don’t be afraid to shop around and interview several bankers. Look at their interaction with you, their rates and offers, and go with your gut feeling. Also, it is important that once you select the right banker that you are pre-approved for a mortgage. This pre-approval provides the details you need to make sure the home you build is within your means.
3) Look at Your Builder
If you were going to a doctor to build you a new knee, it is likely you would want a doctor that has a great deal of experience. You might be wise to consider the advice of others who have worked with them. Perhaps you would consider their credentials. You may want to meet with them to get a feel for who they are and how much they care. Finding a builder is no different. There are many different builders out there and most claim that they are great. Take the time needed to look for the right builder. Like a banker, feel free to interview several. Take a look at their model homes. Talk to others who have used them. The builder makes the difference between a quality home that you love and a money pit that brings nothing but a headache.
4) Look at Your Options
There are no two people who are at the same place in life. No cookie cutter home design will suit everyone in any situation. We all have certain priorities and desires, and it is important to understand the options available. This will help to make sure the new home that is built will accommodate your personal taste, your space needs, and many other factors. Choosing the shade of your kitchen floor, for example, may not seem as important as some other aspects of the process, but remember that you will be living with that floor for some time. Looking at all the options available, visiting showrooms, and walking through model homes can help you create a home that fits you perfectly.
5) Look at Your Construction
With a pre-existing home, when you purchase it you are buying it as is. However, when you are building a new home, there is a much bigger process involved. You have the unique opportunity to witness the actual construction of the home and because of this you have the ability to provide input into how it is built. Visit the construction site often and collaborate with your builder to ensure they are doing a quality job and understand what your needs are. Pay attention to add-ons and changes and make sure they are within your budget before signing any agreements. Building your new home is the best way to make sure that it is completely up to your standards, but your standards cannot be met without your involvement.
Progressive Builders Is Here For You!
Whatever your plans include, Progressive Builders is passionate about partnering with you every step of the home building process. Our mission is to ensure that your home plan will accommodate your lifestyle and meet the unique needs of your family. We will also assist you in finding the right floor plan and constructing your home with a focus on quality, all at an outstanding value. With over 20 years of experience, we’ve built a reputation across the Twin Cities metro area and beyond, and we are committed to continuing that level of excellence for your new home construction project. We have a number of customizable home plans to suit your needs and several lots available in neighborhoods across the Metro. We invite you to contact us today for more information.