You and your family are looking for a new home. You’ve lived in many houses before, and you have never loved everything about any of them. Some things are nice, but you never get exactly what you want.

The solution to this is a new build. Home builders can personalize your new build to the exact home design you want, unlike when you buy a pre-owned home. Some people have concerns about new builds, but The House Designers gives us a great checklist to follow when it comes to building a home that should ease any home buyer’s worries.

Budget

The first thing you need to decide on during the home building process is the budget. Run the numbers to see what you can afford, and make sure everything you want in a new build can fit within that budget. Around 8% of first time and veteran home buyers have a household income of $200,000 or greater.

Understanding your limits is the first step to deciding what is going into your new house. You don’t want to go bankrupt because you greatly overestimated how much you could afford, or simply because you didn’t look into your finances. Most home builders give you an accurate estimate of construction costs based on where you’re building so that you can plan accordingly.

Choosing a Home Builder

It is important to do some research before deciding what company you want to build your dream home. Find out if the builder you are considering is respected for doing quality work. Can they get the job done on time? How is their reputation? These are important questions to ask when you’re looking for home builders.

Resale

While your new house is being built, it is important to keep resale in the back of your mind. Even if you don’t plan on leaving the home, someday your children will be dealing with selling the house when you’re gone. Don’t put in so many features that your house will be overpriced for the neighborhood. Put features in, but make sure they are features that will be desirable to buyers in the future.

If you are thinking about building a new house for you and your family, remember these three tips before you get started.

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