STEPS TO BUILDING YOUR DREAM HOME WITH A BUILDER


If it is your first time building your custom dream home, the process can seem a little overwhelming at first. While building a home is a great process that can take some time, the end product is always worth it to be able to customize the home to your needs. Below we have created a checklist to help breakdown the process for you. 

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STEP 1

BUILD OR REMODEL?

Topics covered in this section:

  • Are you ready to remodel or build your dream home?
  • Benefits of building your custom home
  • Building a custom home 

STEP 2

FINANCING

Topics covered in this section:

  • New construction loan basics
  • Types of loans
  • Do I need to sell my current home before I get a construction loan?
  • Use a professional lender
  • Get homeowners insurance
  • Steps to financing your new construction loan

STEP 3

CHOOSING A LICENSED BUILDER

Topics covered in this section:

  • Make a list of possible builders
  • Do your homework
  • Shop for quality and value
  • Interview more than one builder
  • Contracts

STEP 4

FINDING A LOT AND DESIGNING YOUR HOME

Topics covered in this section:

  • Choosing land
  • Building your dream home on your lot

STEP 5

DURING CONSTRUCTION

Topics covered in this section:

  • At the construction site
  • Checking on your home's progress
  • Communication during construction
  • How a home is built

STEP 6

BEFORE YOU MOVE IN

Topics covered in this section:

  • Operation of home components
  • Maintenance responsibilities
  • Builder visits during the year
  • Your walk-through checklist
  • Sample walk-through checklist

STEP 7

AVOIDING DISPUTES

Topics covered in this section:

  • Notice and opportunity to repair (NOR) legislation
  • Guidelines to writing a written notice to your builder

NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION DICTIONARY