After a lot of discussions, you have finally decided to build your custom home. But learning how to begin the process can feel a bit overwhelming. Do you purchase the land first? Or do you hire a custom home builder as your first move? While there is typically no right answer, what is best for you really depends on a few different factors. Read on for a couple of things to keep in mind which may influence your decision.
Buying Your Land First
Finding the right spot is usually one of the top priorities for a custom homeowner. Consider where you want to live: close to family? Out in the country? The city? Sometimes a perfect spot of land comes up for sale, and you can’t pass it up. So, you buy the property first and then wait to build at a later time.
One of the top benefits of buying land first is that it allows you to find the perfect location very early on. If you are looking in a high demand spot or when properties are selling fast, it might be wise to buy the land first, without needing to rush which style of house to build on.
If you purchase a lot first, once you have picked the custom home builder, bring them to your site and allow them to view it all. The builder will then be able to incorporate the right design of your home into aspects of your landscape. Your custom home builder might even have design suggestions you might not have ever considered.
Choosing the Custom Home Builder First
Frankly, it might be a bit more cost-effective to pick a custom home builder first. Your builder can help you find the correct piece of land because they’re familiar with the neighborhoods and communities that are being developed and have lots for sale. They can help you evaluate possible locations and help you avoid lots that have issues or might not fit your custom home budget. The home builder will always have some first-hand knowledge and understanding of what you as a homeowner wants and can take out a good bit of the guesswork of how much everything will cost you.
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