Looking to buy a new home, but not impressed by the options on the market? If so, then it may be time to consider building a custom home. Even if you don't think such an option is within your budget, you may be surprised to learn just how affordable a basic custom home can be. This is a great way to get the home you want in the location you prefer--all with the added benefit of having a never-lived-in property!
Before you begin the exciting custom home process, however, there are some common mistakes you need to avoid:
Foregoing the Inspection
One of the most common and disastrous mistakes buyers make when they build a custom home is assuming they don't need an inspection before they close on the deal. After all, aren't inspections only for older homes? The truth is that even a brand new home should have an inspection done. People make mistakes, and it's better to catch a problem now and have it repaired (at the builder's expense) than it is to face a major problem down the road.
Not Planning for Delays
Most home builders are pretty good about giving buyers a timeline and more-or-less sticking to it. Unfortunately, there are some factors that are out of a builder's control when it comes to getting a home built and ready on time. Weather is a major factor that can impact your home's construction. To avoid stress caused by delays, make sure you have a little leeway in your planning.
Only Thinking Short-Term
While you may never anticipate wanting to move or sell your home in the future, it's always a good idea to think about resale value as you design your new place. While it may be appealing for you to design a home with a "funky" layout or unconventional floor plan, these types of decisions could make your home very difficult to sell down the road.
Stressing Over Every Little Decision
Building a custom home will require you to make many decisions. From deciding on a style and floor plan to choosing tile, hardware, and even grout--the process can quickly become overwhelming. At the end of the day, it's best not to overthink every little detail. Instead, give your builders and designers a good idea of what you're looking for and trust that they will deliver. This will save you a great deal of stress and hassle!
Contact a company like David James Custom Homes for more information and assistance.