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3 things to remember when building a custom home

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If buying a home is part of realizing your dream, why not have a hand in creating it?

If you have the vision, patience, and enthusiasm to attend to the many details that come with building your dream home from the ground up, gain some advantage with the following tips:

Know what you want

It’s essential to have a clear idea of the home you want to build before you take any other steps. Be sure to have concrete answers to questions like:

      • Who will occupy the home? How many bedrooms and bathrooms will this household need?
      • Do you want to include additional rooms for recreation and other activities?
      • What outdoor amenities will your household require and appreciate having?
      • What are your preferred building materials, flooring types, and finishes?

Your vision will guide your other key decisions. Even though changes may occur during the construction process, having a definitive plan early on will keep you focused.

Find the right spot

If you don’t already own a lot, here is a quick checklist of things to consider:

Consider the neighborhood

More than just having the space to build a house in the size and style that you want, make sure that you’re moving into a neighborhood where you and your family will be comfortable. Are there enough amenities, utilities, and commercial establishments around for your needs? Will your custom
design be welcome in the neighborhood, or will you face opposition from your neighbors?

Look into the area’s future development plans, too. Find out how your chosen spot and surroundings could eventually change when buildings, structures, and roads are renovated or added.

Your neighborhood determines the value of the home

While it might be the very last thing on your mind at this stage, thinking about the resale value of your future home is a smart move.

Looking at the price range of homes in your neighborhood will give you an idea of how much value your house and lot would eventually have in that market. You can then weigh the budget you’ve allotted to build your home against its potential resale value down the road.

Build a strong team around you

Creating the home of your dreams is a team effort, so practice due diligence when selecting the people you will work with on this process:

Real estate agent

From finding the best deals for land to identifying trustworthy builders, suppliers, lenders, and other resources around the area, partnering with an experienced real estate agent gives you the advantage of having a knowledgeable and well-connected local expert by your side.

Architects and builders

Do your research: consider referrals, check licenses and references, read client testimonials and reviews, look up their previous projects, interview thoroughly.

Remember: when it comes to finding the right partners for your homebuilding project, leave no stone unturned to guarantee that the quality of your partners’ work meets your standards.

Randa & Co. Properties offers the best local real estate services to make your dream Castle Rock, CO home a reality. Contact us today for property recommendations and expert advice at 720-643-5834 / 720-244-1796 or Jodi(at)RandaCoProperties(dotted)com.