You’ve made the decision to go the custom home building route. It’s your first time going through the process. Here are 4 questions first time custom home buyers should ask before moving forward with plans.
- Who am I building for? Sure, your mother, best friend or contractor might have good ideas that they are excited about but are you excited about them? Make sure you are making choices that are right for you and your family and not for someone else.
- How long does it take? Building a home can take three to 18 months or more if you run into problems. Are you ready to invest that time? If you are ready to move out of your current home, buying might be a better option.
- What costs should I consider? Make sure to run the numbers two or three times to stay on track. Do you have enough wiggle room for any issues that arise? There are many calculators online that can help you with budgeting to make sure that the price is right for you.
- Is it cheaper to install things we want in our home now? Total cost is a consideration but there are items that might be cheaper to install now rather than later. Home water filtration systems, automatic sprinklers, and an automated mosquito misting system increase the value and safety of your new home by preventing diseases like West Nile (https://www.mrmr.biz/west-nile-virus-deaths-in-us-up-to-58/ ) and Chikungunya (https://www.mrmr.biz/new-cdc-website-models-the-spread-of-chikungunya/ ), and they all allow you and your family to truly enjoy your new home.