When buying a new home, even if it is your second or third, you will want all the tips and advice you can get in order to ensure the best possible outcome for the home of your dreams. The great thing about taking the step in purchasing a new home is that you will have a lot of flexibility along with the opportunity to include your style in the finishes of the home such as adding an extra bathroom, a larger garage, choosing specific cabinets, or picking a particular flooring style. Having said that, the tips and advice you get along the way will help you tremendously in making those requests to your builder.
The following are some of the tips we have chosen to share with you for your home building journey:
1- The most important tip we can't stress enough is that you need to know exactly what you want in your home and be absolutely sure of it before you sign the contract because that is when you will need to discuss any structural changes you have in mind. For example, if getting a fireplace is essential to you in your Bungalow house plan, you need to be clear about that ahead of time. Certain changes can't be done without getting a permit and some may be costly if they are requested to be changed after they are built.
2- Another important tip is to discuss the desired upgrades with the builder since getting upgrades done through them will be included as part of the mortgage rather than having to pay for them separately. Also, it makes more sense to move into your new home without having to worry about more work being done.
3- Have a predetermined budget and follow it strictly. Because it may be tempting to add certain features your builder presents to you, it is necessary to set a budget before seeing home designs and falling in love with the gorgeous granite countertops. Otherwise, you're at risk of overspending on an otherwise affordable home plan.
4- The last but definitely not least tip is to draw a line between your wants and needs. In order to stick to an affordable house plan you need to know the essentials that need to be included with the money you have and then, if anything is left over, you can start adding some of your wants.
At Home Patterns, we value each and every client, so don't hesitate to call Home Patterns at 1-864-278-0068 to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.