7 Steps to Survive Building a House

Reblogger Roy Kelley
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The building process takes time, lots of time so plan accordingly. The process has been been said to create stress on a marriage and the cause of some divorces.

Original content by Debbie Reynolds TN Broker: 208698

7 Steps to Survive Building a House

7 ways to survive building a houseBuilding a new home can be the worst or the best experience or anything in-between. It all depends on the preparation you take and your  expectations. I have sold many new homes and many were started from scratch after the contracts were signed. 

The building process takes time, lots of time so plan accordingly. The process has been been said to create stress on a marriage and the cause of some divorces. It doesn't have to be that way if you approach it the right way with the right mindset. It can even be a  happy experience and one that you would readily do again if the circumstances were right.

There are ways to minimize the tensions that may arise. It starts at the beginning. Don't go through the long extended process of building a home if you can be satisfied with an existing home or a home that is almost finished.

If you decide you simply have to have a certain lot or location or you have to have a floor plan that is "the perfect one" then read on. This post will give you tips to avoid strife and not end up in divorce court.

  1. Research your builder and fully understand his processes and the products he uses. Have a complete agreement with the builder and know what his warranty procedures will be. Engage a skilled real estate agent that knows new construction to represent you from the beginning. It will be worth it.

  2. Decide on the plan, your budget and time frame. Stay within your allowances and stick to the budget.

  3. Be satisfied with the products and selections provided in your price and contract. Don't tempt yourself by researching the newest and the latest and greatest. These are guaranteed to cost more and exceed allowances offered by the builder. When the budget is exceeded, stress builds. Pick your selections at the beginning and don't second guess yourself.

  4. If building with a partner or spouse, define areas where one or the other has the final say as long as it stays in budget. Respect each other and do not take out your frustration swith hold ups or delays on each other.

  5. Compromise. No house is perfect and mistakes will happen. The best laid plans sometimes go astray and you may have to deviate slightly from your original expectations to move forward and get back on track. 

  6. Check on the building process but don't micromanage the builder. If you have concerns about errors or timing discuss it with the builder not the on-site workers.

  7. Find joy in watching the house become a home. Take lots of photos to remember the process. Share the excitement of your upcoming move with friends and family. Talk about what you will do once you move into your new home. Be happy.

Moving pressures can take some of the joy out of your new home. Get plenty of help and allow yourselves plenty of time to move. When you get overly tired you get crabby and say things you don't mean. Hold you tongue and know that it will all be worth it once you are settled in.

7 Steps to Survive Building a House

 

If you are thinking about building a new home in Clarksville TN, I can help you with lot and builder selection and even plan selection. Contact Debbie Reynolds, Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent at 931-320-6730.

 

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Rainmaker
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Joe Petrowsky
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Good morning Roy. Debbie Reynolds did such a great job with her post. The planning process is vital, but without the right builder all of it can be a struggle.

Jan 04, 2016 07:15 PM #1
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Anita Clark
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Roy: Building can be both very rewarding and frustrating at the same time. Debbie nailed it with her excellent article.

Jan 04, 2016 09:48 PM #2
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Joan Cox
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Roy, great reblog, and having a home built from dirt is a process that definitely takes patience!

Jan 04, 2016 10:00 PM #3
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
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Researching the builder is an important step with new construction. Great tips from Debbie!

Jan 05, 2016 12:14 AM #4
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Roy Kelley
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Please be sure to leave comments at the original blog by Debbie Reynolds.   

Jan 05, 2016 12:39 AM #5
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Robert Bob Gilbert
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Roy, Building any new home is loaded with stress. These are all excellent tips in Debbie's blog. Thanks for the re-blog. 

Jan 05, 2016 04:31 AM #6
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Debbie Reynolds
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Thanks Roy for the reblog. What I didn't say in the post is I have built 5 houses for myself and helped with another 500 or so for other buyers. It is all pretty much the same.

Jan 05, 2016 09:47 AM #7
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Roy Kelley
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Debbie Reynolds 

Your comment would be a good topic for a blog showing your experience.

Jan 05, 2016 10:12 PM #8
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Roy Kelley
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I is always good to receive your feedback. Thanks so much for stopping by.

Jan 05, 2016 10:12 PM #9
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I may do a series on building a house. It is rolling around in my mind right now. If it comes together I will start writing. Thanks for the suggestion Roy.

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It is sometimes a good practice to revisit old blogs and reblogs. We might even find some good ideas for new posts.

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