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4 Tips For Building A New Home Without Any Hassle

by April Carlson

Building a new home should be an enjoyable process. When you build a new home, you are going to want to make sure you take the steps to put yourself in the best position for success so you can enjoy a hassle-free building process.

Tip #1: Research the Area Before Purchasing Land

Before purchasing land to build on, you are going to want to take your time to research the area. Find out what the crime rate is like, find out what amenities are available, find out the quality of the school district. These are all things that will impact your experience living on the land where you build your home and are all things that can impact the value of your home.

Tip #2: Research the Land

Before you purchase any land, you are going to want to research it. You are going to want to make sure you can get a permit to build on the land and that it is zoned for residential usage. If you need to drill a well, you are going to want to find out if the land is suitable for a well. You are going to want to find out the cost of connecting utilities to the land. Make sure the land works for your home from a logistical standpoint, and not just a beauty standpoint.

Tip #3: Look for a Quality Builder

When it comes to hiring a builder, you are going to want to get quotes from multiple builders. When you look at the quotes, don't just look at the overall costs. Compare the quality of products used in each bid. Make sure each bid fully accounts for the labor to build the home. Don't assume a low bid is the best bid; make sure the bid is detailed, uses high-quality products, and accounts for all the work that needs to go into the project.

You should also consider hiring locally. A local contractor will have relationship with local building suppliers and with subcontractors, which can make it easier for the builder to complete your job. When you hire an out-of-town builder, that often means they have out-of-town contacts. With a local builder, you can also ask around about their reputation, and even look at some of their projects in person.

Tip #4: Review the Building Contract with a Lawyer

Unless you are an expert at legal contracts, you should hire a business lawyer to review the contract that you and your builder come up with for the construction of your home. That way, you can ensure the contract protects both you and the builder and accounts for all necessary contingencies.

When it comes to building a custom home, be sure to research the land and the area thoroughly before you purchase the land for the home. Once you purchase the land, look for a quality builder who has a good reputation and provides you with an honest and detailed quote. Have a business or real estate attorney review the building contract before you sign it. Taking the time with these steps before you start the building process will help the actual build go smoother.

To learn more, reach out to a custom home building contractor today.