Buying a new construction lot is a very different process than buying your usual pre-built home. What’s included, what isn’t, and what is hidden in the contract all depends on the type of builder you hire. That’s why it is very important to prepare and ask the right questions about the entire process. If you are a bit skeptical about what you should be asking, then read on for some helpful questions to ask when buying a custom home lot for construction!
Is the Custom Home Lot Cost Included?
When you are exploring new construction choices, you will see that each plan comes with a base cost. This is the cost of the structure, as well as the base interior and exterior features. What might not be included is the land cost, so make sure to ask if the custom home lot cost is accounted for into the base. If it is included, ask if there’s premium costs for certain custom home lots. It could be possible that the base cost consists of the lot.
How Long Will the Building Process Take?
It is important to know what exactly you’re getting into time-wise with a new construction build, particularly if you have a house to sell first before moving in. While the building process is quite prone to delays and you will not be able to get a finite schedule for how long it’ll take, you will be able to get a general sense of what to expect.
Can I Purchase My Own Materials and Appliances?
Did you have your heart set on butcher block countertops or a particular flooring type for your bathrooms? It is quite possible that you could be able to buy them yourself and then have the custom home builder install them. Although some builders will not let you buy your own materials, but they’ll let you bring your own appliances, even on items included in the sale, such as toilets and sinks. Keep in mind, though, in terms of appliances, you will probably have to make some purchases all on your own, like for dryers and washers.
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