Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Deciding to build your own home is a big, but exciting decision. There are several things to keep in mind as you look to build your own home and create the home of which you always dreamed.
The First Steps When Thinking About Building a Home
From the moment you decide that building a new home might be in your future plans, you need to consider a few things to make sure you take the right steps from the start to build a home that is both affordable and possible.
Selling Your Current Home: If you have a home to sell, talk to a local real estate agent so you can know exactly how much your current home is worth. They will help you determine the equity you have in your home and, as a result, you will know exactly how much money you have invested in your current home that you can put towards the home you would like to build.
Get Pre-Approved for Your Home Loan: Once you know exactly how much equity you can use towards your new home, contact your bank or loaning institution of your choice. Getting pre-approved for a loan early in the process will help you know exactly how much money you have to invest in a new home. This will also prevent you from falling in love with a potential home that is completely out of your price range.
Determine the Style of Home You Want: Determining exactly what your family will need in the next few decades from a home you are considering building can be a bit daunting. Contact Charleston Homes to get an idea of the types of home they build and evaluate how each plan could meet the requirements you have for your new home.
Find a Lot: The Sales Team at Charleston Homes can help you find a lot that is perfect for the type of home you want to build. They can help you find the right location, anywhere in the Omaha Metro area!
The Advantages to Building Your Own Home
Maybe you always dreamed of what it would be like to build your own home. Or, possibly you cannot find the exact home that meets your unique specifications. Whatever the reason you are considering building your own home, there are several advantages that you can look forward to as you watch your new home appear from the ground up.
Warranty: One of the greatest advantages of building your own home is the control you have over the selection of what goes into the home and the fact that each item chosen is new. With items like new appliances, there is generally a warranty. This warranty allows you to rest assured you will not be encountering any unexpected expenses for that particular item for an extended period of time. For example, there is no need to budget for possible air conditioner repairs for a few years since any problems would easily be covered by the original warranty.
In addition, Charleston Homes provides a one year “bumper to bumper” warranty that covers most everything on new construction.
You are the First Owner: Another great advantage to building your own home is the fact that you are the first owner of a home. You know exactly how well it has been cared for. This allows you and your family to make a long term investment in quality that you will care for in a way that will prevent numerous repairs in the first several years in your new home.
In addition, since you are first owner, able to pick out the exact style and quality of the items you want in your home. This includes items like carpet, appliances, counter top, siding, and a variety of other items that will be a part of your new home.
Building a new home can seem a bit overwhelming initially. However, the staff at Charleston Homes makes the process easier for you, by breaking the process into several manageable steps.
For more information, please contact one of our Sales Team at 502-5600 or 934-2212.
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