Finding your dream home is challenging; sometimes finding the land and someone to build what you want is more manageable. Creating your own home is also tricky, though, and you need some tips before starting.
Hire the Right Team
The right team for your dream home will largely depend on your location and specific needs. Some professionals to consider adding are a real estate agent and attorney, a general contractor, and construction support services such as surveyors, civil engineers and utility marking firms. Usually, your general contractor can help you assemble the right team.
Find and Survey the Land
Finding suitable land for your dream home is only the first step in this battle, as you will need to have it surveyed and inspected before purchase so you know what you are getting into. Working with a real estate agent and an attorney practicing this area of law can help you find land, complete all the necessary paperwork, and negotiate the best deal.
Design the Building and Secure Permits
Once you have a detailed survey of your land, it is time to work with an architect to design the perfect house to go on it. Listing needs and wants before discussing them with a designer makes the process easier. Remembering that you must submit blueprints for your permit applications is critical. Breaking ground without the correct paperwork could land you in legal trouble and cost you fees.
Invest with Sweat Equity
The best tip you can get about building your home is that the more sweat equity you can add to the project, the less expensive it will be in the long run. This not only means painting walls and hauling supplies during the building process but also includes the work you put into researching your team, land and permits before breaking ground.
Sometimes it is easier to build the perfect home than look for one, especially when you have the right team to help you. Be sure to look into the various professionals who can help you with this endeavor to find the best fit.