Ah, Spring is here and so is the start of the major home building season! If you have been thinking of building your dream custom home, now is the time to begin. Most real estate markets around the country have improved drastically from the lows of a few years ago. If you haven’t already purchased the land where you want to build your dream home, now is a good time to begin looking.
If you already have a home that you need to sell before building your dream home, now is the time to get it listed for sale as Spring and Summer are the peak real estate seasons. If you are selling your home, be sure to fix any issues that may need fixing and spruce up the exterior and interior as much as possible. Remember, any prospective home buyer has to be able to immediately see themselves living in your home. If the yard is unkept or the interior is in a shambles, then the buyer is going to be turned off and move on to the next home.
Once you sell your home and find the property where you want to build your new home, you will need to find a lender that provides home construction loans. Not all lenders provide home construction loans, so you may need to shop around for the best programs that meet your needs. The good news is that lending rates are still very low, so you should be able to get a great rate on your new home.
Finding the right home plans is the obvious next step in making your dream home a reality. There are many sites online that provide custom home plans, and you can always work with a local architect to have your dream home designed from scratch. The important thing is that you get your home plans created the way you want your home to now and in the future if you plan on being in your new home for many years.
Contacting a custom home builder is one of the most critical decisions because you want to make sure you work with an experienced home builder that you feel comfortable working with. Building a home can cause a lot of stress because of all the decisions that have to be made and a good contractor will be able to minimize stress because they understand the process and will be able to smooth out a lot of issues based upon experience.