Building a House? Here’s what you need to know!

The tips and tricks to creating your dream home from the ground up.

Are you tired of touring what seems like every house in the city? Or do you just have a clear and precise vision of what your dream house could be? Whatever your reason, congratulations on deciding to build your own home! You’re the one in charge now, and you get to make your dream home a reality. 

If you’re a first-time builder, never fear. Here’s some simple information for building the home that you’ve always wanted. 

The first step is finding a location for your brand new digs. Location is everything, especially if you’re planning on living in your home for a long time. Plan for the future — is it near schools, your work, good shopping? Is it suburban, urban, or rural, and which is the best fit for you? Is the area developed already or just getting started? Don’t be daunted by all the choices. Just remember that you want to be comfortable in your neighborhood. 

Another thing to consider is whether there’s a homeowner’s association in the neighborhood you’re interested in. Homeowners associations can help keep things orderly but evaluate their rules carefully. If they have any conditions that you find difficult to achieve, it may be time to move on. 

Next, choose a residential contractor carefully. This is the builder that’s going to take your house from paper to perfection. Make sure they’re reliable and have a good reputation. Check the quality and efficiency of their work.

Now you can think about the two things that home builders love getting their own say in — the amenities and the aesthetic of your brand new home. What kind of upgrades have you been dreaming about? They can become a reality, but choose them carefully. These choices not only influence the value of your home, but they’re also supposed to make your life there more comfortable. Don’t overlook the aesthetic of your home either! You want to be proud of it inside and out, so maybe you’ll need a designer who can help you make those decisions. 

The last and most important thing to remember is to have fun. You’re finally building your dream home! Whether this is months or years or even decades in the making, it’s time to watch all of your hard work come together. At Monarch Title, we can help you with the home building process through construction disbursement, making sure you’re only paying for work that has been completed. Welcome home!