Saturday, February 25, 2012

Building a Home - The Cost of New Construction

We know that building a new home means having to spend a lot of money. We call the money to be spent as the Cost of Construction. If you are thinking of building a new home rather than buying from the many available existing homes, you should know the right procedures you have to take before you finally start buying materials for it. But before we go to that, let's identify first the choices you have when it comes to financing your home.

In financing, as the owner of the home that is to be built, here's the two ways you can choose from to finance your new construction.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

5 Questions You Should Ask Your Custom Home Builder

Building your own home is not a process that should be taken lightly. It is a huge investment on your finances and your time, and because it is a custom home, you should get exactly what you want. When you enter into a relationship with a custom homebuilder, the process from start to finish can take anywhere from nine to eighteen months, so you'll want to make sure you're working with someone who can meet your needs for an extended period of time. Before deciding on your homebuilder, be sure to ask the following 5 questions to make sure you cover your bases.


Consider hiring a custom homebuilder similar to hiring a long-term employee. You should know what's on their resume. The last thing you need is someone practicing on your brand new home. Inquire who they've worked with, what projects they've worked on, examples of homes that have been built, and how long they've been in business. Inquire if the firm is part of a larger entity. Try to get as much background information as possible.

Friday, January 13, 2012

A Guide to Selecting the Right New Home Builders

When you can't find a house that fits your needs, maybe it's time to approach new home builders. Building a house from the ground up is a great way to get the best home to fit your specifications and lifestyle perfectly. Before you go and make the plans for your dream house, it is just as important to pick and choose the right company. With a few helpful tips, the search becomes much easier.

First, contact your local chapter of the National Association of Home Builders. NAHB is one of the largest trade associations that assure safe, decent and affordable housing. Ask them for a listing of active builders in your area. That should be the first list of builders you should keep. Build the roster some more by inquiring at real estate agencies or consulting a buyer's agent. Get referrals from friends and family; news by word of mouth is always valuable information. Search online for home builders in your area. Check the real estate listings on the newspapers or real home design magazines for listings of new home builders.