There are two types of home buyers out there. There are those who just take what they like best off of the current market. And then, there are those who won't settle for anything less than their dream home, even if it means having it built from scratch. If you're in the second camp and are having a home built, you have a big but exciting project in front of you.
It can go a lot more smoothly, however, and you can get to the "dream" part a lot more quickly if you keep a few pieces of advice in mind:
Don't Go Overboard
A big mistake that a lot of people make when planning and building their home-to-be is getting carried away. Make sure you match your dreams up with a healthy dose of reality.
You might, for example, think you need more than one bathroom, and two bathrooms is certainly convenient. However, don't let that transcend into three or four bathrooms.
Keep in mind that the larger your home, the more it will cost to maintain. And, also, the more rooms you have, the more cleaning you'll need to do or pay someone to do on a regular basis. Just keep in mind the reality of living with the home you're creating, and do your best to stay at least a little practical.
Do Your Research
Even if you have a clear image in your head of what your picture-perfect home will look like, re-think it. There is nothing worse than settling into your newly built home and then thinking, "I wish I would have done this or that differently." You also don't want to come across a friend's home or even a stranger's home and suddenly feel sick with envy and regret.
To make sure you're getting exactly what you want, look at all the homes you possibly can and research homes and their features. Don't make design plans until you've looked at so many homes you're sick of it. That's the only way to ensure that you don't end up with "builder's remorse."
Have a Game Plan
By the time you talk to a builder, you should already know what you're looking for in a home and how much you're willing to spend. While it's okay to change your mind on a few little things or to make more practical decisions as the costs accrue, don't be swayed too much from you original plan. As long as you've made it with care, then it should be worth sticking to! After all, you don't want to compromise so much that, in the end, you feel like you didn't get your dream home after all.
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