The A,B,C's of Building New Homes

Posted by on Friday, August 24th, 2012 at 5:33pm.


When buying a new construction home, you can't just go find an empty building lot and start building. There is a process involved. It takes a significant amount of time, but when it's finished, you have a house that's perfect for you. In the innovative search function you can refine your search to view nearby brand-new homes to see what they're like.  Here's a list so that you know a bit of what to expect when buying a new construction home:

1. Select a floor plan: The first thing you'll need to do is decide on a floor plan that works best for you. You can do this on your own, but it's often good to meet with an expert who can show you the best options for what you want. It's here that you decide how many floors and rooms, and where you want everything to be placed. Usually whichever builder you choose will show you a variety of floor plans and you will choose whichever one you like best.

construction_house4_sm_300_032. Select a home site: After you have a floor plan, you'll need find an available building lot that will work with your plan. You'll need to pick a community or two that you would like to live in and then your realtor can help you find a building lot within those communities that work with your floor plan and are available to buy. You then can look through the selection and decide which building lot you wish to buy.

3. Write a purchase agreement: When you've found the perfect building lot, you'll need to look at the floor plan and determine the cost. Your realtor and/or builder will help you know how much everything will cost and help you make adjustments if need be. Then you budget accordingly and take out a loan.

4. Design center appointment: This is when you get to really design your home. You will usually go to a state-of-the-art design center of your builder and decide on paint colors for inside and outside your home, as well as materials for counters, cupboards, doors , floors, lighting, and much more. This is a favorite step for every new home buyer.

5. Interactive systems appointment: Now you get into the technical stuff, such as the wiring. You decide where you want outlets, cables, and telephone cords. This is also when you can decide to put in surround sound for your television or maybe a security alarm. Modern builders are making plugging in all your electronics very convenient which is a big plus.

house_builder_sm_300_036. Blueprint design: Once you have decided everything you can create a final blueprint. A contractor will put everything you chose into one plan and make sure everything fits like it should. If any problems arise, the contractor will help you find a solution that works for you.

7. Construction time: All you need to do now is sit back while your dream home gets built. Your experienced Hughes Group realtor will be the liaison between the builder and yourself to smooth out any rough patches and you'll get updates on what is happening, as well as the estimate on how long the project will take. You may go visit the building lot at any time you wish to see for yourself how your home looks.

During this process it's important to stay flexible. You may not be able to get everything exactly you want, but you will be able to find alternatives that satisfy you. If you put in the time to buy a new construction home, you can watch while a bare piece of land gets transformed into the your perfect new home.  

2 Responses to "The A,B,C's of Building New Homes"

Jason wrote: Great advice above. The only thing I'd like to add is to be sure to check on property taxes, things like flooding and drainage, and where other homes might possibly be built around the neighborhood if they're not already existing. Posted on Monday, August 27th, 2012 at 7:47pm.
Jennell Ristau wrote: You've given here a important list in starting to build new homes. That helps for us new buyers avoiding mistakes in budgeting or looking a property or a home. Posted on Tuesday, August 28th, 2012 at 1:47am.

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