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Rules Of Thumb For Building A Custom House

Rules Of Thumb For Building A Custom House


Rules Of Thumb For Building A Custom House

by Gavin J. King

Choose Your Lot

First, it is a good idea to find the property that you want to build on. Make sure you research the exact plot size, the previous sale price, and the zoning and tax laws of the area, to ensure that you are even allowed to build a home on that plot.

Construction Loans

The traditional way to pay for the construction of your home is through a construction loan with a bank or credit union. You can have any number of modifications installed, or eliminated from the plan, to change the price your home will cost you. Using a drafter to render your home drawings is a great idea to get the scale of the size in your mind. So before going to your lender, you should see an architect or drafter.

Carefully Choose Your Architect

From California to New York to Arkansas, home plans include foundation, framing, siding, plumbing and electrical details, and can range from as little as $600, to as much as several thousand. It is always best to screen at least three applicants before you hire any professional and architects are no different. All you need to do now is to stop by the bank and show them your building plans.

Don't Be Too Rigid

Having a custom home built is an enormous project. Expecting the unexpected will help you deal with the inevitable weather delays for contractor disputes so be prepared. You need to be flexible and patient, and know that in order to have your dream home built, it will take time.

Having your own home built can be an exhausting, yet very rewarding endeavor. Nothing in life gets done when you quit, so focus on persevering until you accomplish your goal and complete the project. Not reaching your goal to complete your home construction will potentially cost you everything you have, so failure is not an option.

Utilizing this outline will keep you focused. Spending you time learning about construction and improving on your own knowledge base will help you understand what is going on in each phase, and keep you in the know on your home construction.

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