The time before you begin construction on your brand-new custom home is an incredibly exciting time for you. You are about to begin the process of building your dream home from scratch, exactly how you want it. But the time before construction can also be a very busy and challenging time as well, since there is a lot of work that needs to be done before you can break ground and get to work. Here are the essential things that you need to get done before construction begins on your home so that everything goes smoothly.
The very first thing that you need to do before construction begins on your home is to secure your building permits. All construction, including private home construction, requires permits from the government that allow your construction to take place. Undergoing construction before you have secured your building permits can lead to very costly penalties and litigation, they can make life difficult, more difficult than it needs to be. Do yourself a favor and make sure that all your building permits are in order before you start construction.
The next thing that you should make sure you do before construction begins on your home is to apply for a mortgage loan. That is right, even when you are building a home from scratch, you can and should still get a mortgage on your home. This allows you to leverage your money to the best of your ability to get a home that you will love and pay for it over time. FHA loans require a low down payment and offer favorable interest rates. Look into FHA loans, as they may just be your best option when building your custom home.
The final thing that you need to do before you can begin construction on your new home is to select competent and high-quality builders. The last thing you want to do is skimp on getting high-quality builders for your home. While having a nice construction company build your home may be expensive, in the long-term it pays for itself. When you skimp and go lower quality for your build, you will have tons of maintenance and repairs to do in the future since your construction will not be done as well. Don’t skimp, get good builders.
There is nothing quite as exciting as building your own custom home. But to begin construction, you have quite a bit of work that you need to do first. Make sure you have done all three of these things so that you can start construction and build your home perfectly.
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