Building a new home is an exciting process and an important milestone in your life. However, being prepared for the roadmap ahead is crucial and can ensure that construction goes smoothly. There are plenty of important factors to consider before you embark upon the process and below we discuss some key things to consider before you start building your new home.
Understand your finances.
Before you even contact a contractor, make sure you are in solid financial shape to build. Consider any expenses you have, debts to pay off, and any other lingering financial obligations. We recommend you see a professional accountant or financial manager to run some numbers for you and eventually give you the green light. After all is settled, you can begin contacting contractors for quotes and general pricing.
Pick the right builder.
There will be plenty of options to choose from, but make sure you pick someone who you can work with. Building a home is a team project and it is important that you find someone you trust and will work with your best interest in mind. Before you have a conversation, peruse the web and look for ratings and reviews. These will give you a solid indication whether someone is worth contacting or not. Some builders may try to rip you off, especially if you’re building your first home, so make sure you utilize referrals and reviews to develop an understanding of each contractor’s reputation.
Understand resale value.
Your home is an asset and you never want to lose money on it. Make sure you have a thorough understanding of the value of the neighborhood, and build with the local property values in mind. Never build so that the price of your home out values what it costs to live there and avoid the temptation to overbuild. Always consider the possibility that you may want to sell your home at some point, and you’ll want to sell your home at a gain rather than a loss.
Build with energy-efficiency in mind.
Now that you’re building your own home, build it with contemporary standards and technologies in mind. Consider using energy-efficient appliances, lighting, and other environmentally friendly applications. Building an energy-efficient home can save you money on your monthly bills, while helping cultivate a healthier surrounding environment for you and your neighbors to live in.
At Ollendorff Construction you’re building with the best. As a company with decades of experience, we promise to continually produce a high quality product and ensure the ultimate customer satisfaction. Our dedication to great craftsmanship is evident in every project we undergo, and we are eager to show you why our customers love working with us. We pay close attention to every small detail from the initial design to the finished project to ensure the total completion of your new home and the ultimate customer satisfaction. You can always rely on us to operate with the utmost professionalism, respect, and honesty.
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