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Tips For Building A New Home

TIPS FOR BUILDING A NEW HOME

Tips For Building A New Home

INTERVIEW 3+ BUILDERS

Make a list with all of your questions and concerns regarding the building process. Ask each contractor the same questions. and request a bid. Doing this will ensure you can compare all contractors equally.

SET A REALISTIC BUDGET

Shop around for financing to determine what your budget is. Examine the cost estimate line-by-line, and set aside part of your budget for unexpected construction costs or upgrades you may want to make. Your budget should include house plans, land. construction, and labor.

MAKE PRIORITY & WISH LIST

Make a clear list of what you can't live without, and what you would love to include as extra perks. This list will help you stay within your budget while including everything your family needs in your brand new custom home.

TAKE TIME TO BUILD IT RIGHT

Rome wasn't built in a day. and neither will your stunning new home. Your builder should work in a timely manner in order to oversee all aspects of the construction and ensure all subcontractors are giving you the best quality. Take your time choosing finishes and colors for the final touch.

STAY ORGANIZED

Store a copy of your floor plan. inspiration images, and even builder communication in a binder. By staying organized and keeping all important information related to your new home in one place you will avoid a lot of stress, and will truly enjoy the build.

BE FLEXIBLE

Expect the unexpected! Pouring the foundation is delayed by rain. Your favorite exterior stone is back ordered. Your builder may need to make small adjustments to your layout to fit your site. Unexpected surprises can often result in even better results.

ADD ENERGY EFFICIENT FEATURES

Energy efficient features provide financial savings due 10 reduced energy use. higher home comfort levels and a better quality of life. and significantly higher resale values.

CREATE STORAGE

Find unused nooks and use them for storage. Invest in storage organization systems to maximize every square inch of your new home.

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  • Joanne Loftus
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