If you have been looking for a home and not been able to find the one for you, then you are probably considering building your home. In todays’ construction market the prices of custom homes have dropped considerably, but be careful. Some builders will say numbers like 35 or 40 dollars a square foot. These numbers are a little off to say the least. They tend to not include a whole bunch of things needed to actually move into your home. Things like sales tax, decks, dirt work and more. After adding these costs you end up between 60 and 90 dollars a square foot. Pretty big difference, still a very good price though.
You have to secure financing before construction can begin. If you are going to purchase a custom home, you have to come up with a way to pay for it. If you were buying a home that is already built, you would just have to come up with the financing. It's not that easy with a custom home. The custom home builders will generally not start to build your home until you've secured the financing. Most often, you're at least required to come up with a 20% cash down payment, or at least the costs of the construction.
The two guys who own one home building company are so down to earth and easy going that immediately I felt comfortable and at ease. After meeting them in person, I knew I could trust them to deliver my dream home to me. Also, almost immediately I knew this would be a fun and stress free experience and I was so right.
Calculate and outline what you are willing to spend before construction begins. You can add thousands of dollars just by changing little things such as flooring and lightning. If you try to avoid changes with the plans of design while construction has begun, you will not only save tons of money but you will prevent chance of delay of your home's completion. It is extremely important to know how much you can afford with building your new home. The second type of home builder is the production house builder. These types of builders usually have a number of floor plans from which the client can choose. They usually work in new housing estate development sites and may also sell the property where the home will be located. Their work is usually pretty good, although they may not be able to make changes to the design or floor plan of the home.