Home Building Tip

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Custom Home Building Tips 

Building a new home can be very exciting. There are unlimited enhancements for you to weigh, which can be somewhat overwhelming. The custom home building tips below can help minimize the stress.

Custom Home Building Tips 

1. Take a Practical Approach

Your budget will require you to weigh various options. It is understandable to want all the things that you have dreamed of, but it is also important to keep in mind that all things have a cost. Separate your list into required versus bonus items. Once you know the expense of the required items, you can then start to consider the optional list until you approach the maximum budget. Remember that there may be unplanned expenses as well, so the budget must include a cushion as a precaution.

2. Importance of Documentation

It is important to make sure that you and the builder are on the same page. A lot is involved in the planning and building process. This naturally leads to miscommunication. Document all specifications and alterations to building plans. If you discuss specific items verbally, follow-up with it in writing to verify that it is accurate.

3. Be Flexible

Delays and issues may arise with any construction project. In certain cases, you both may need to compromise to address a problem. Keep good rapport with your builder and take the time to understand the reason and potential solutions. By using a professional approach and working together towards a solution, the building of your new house will move along more smoothly.

Improving the Custom Home Building Process

The process of custom home building is certainly not a simple one, but it need not be an extremely stressful one either. Start with a realistic understanding of what you can afford given your budget. Keep accurate records and open communication with the builder before and during the building process. Finally, remember to be flexible and work with your builder to address issues. In the end, you want a home that you will love and the builder wants a quality property to add to his portfolio. Keeping these advice in mind will help you both reach your goals and lead to a less stressful experience. The custom home building tips for Boston above are just a few of a wide range of tips available. Follow this blog for future advice on custom home building.

Comments (2)

Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

Hi Ingrid,

Custom home building is an area of Real Estate that is very exciting and offers opportunity that may not be there otherwise in getting the home of your dreams. Thanks for the tips!

Apr 08, 2014 05:41 AM
Ingrid Johnson
The Russell Realty Group - Boston, MA

Hey Sarah! Thanks! I recenty obtained my CSL and can't wait to get started.. 

Apr 08, 2014 06:34 AM