Friday, July 30, 2010
When you build a new home, there are a number of meetings that need to take place to make sure that your Charleston Home is exactly the way you pictured it when you first decided to build a new home. One of the most important meetings is the pre-construction meeting that takes place immediately before construction begins.
Visit the Lot
When you have your pre-construction meeting, you will first go to the lot with the builder to view the actual lot. It is wise to discuss how the house will sit on the lot and where the property lines are. In addition, we will go over grading and drainage around your property.
Go Over Internal Details
Once you meet with the builder at the lot and make sure that your new home is on pace to be exactly as you envision it structurally, it is also very important to go over all of the internal details that your new home will have.
Even though these details may have been revealed in earlier meetings, it is wise to verify these again, as your tastes can change the more you think about how you envision your home. It is also valuable to double check that the sales agent has correctly recorded your wishes.
Final Review of Plans
The last portion of your preconstruction meeting is to review every aspect of your plans with both your builder and sales agent. This ensures you get a final time to go through each and every detail of your new home. It is also an excellent time to ask any questions that you might have that have yet to be answered. Most likely this will be your last opportunity for this type of exchange before construction begins on your home.
Pre-construction meetings are one of the most important steps in building a house. This meeting will give you the opportunity to make sure that the home is customized the way you want it.
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Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Since the housing bubble burst a few years ago, many may wonder if buying real estate is a sound investment. The housing market remains steady, so not only is now a great time to buy, it’s a great time to build a new house, as well.
Why is the housing market ripe for building a home? Here are 3 reasons that you might consider if you have thought of buying or building a home in the last several months:
Reason #1: Right Now You Can Get the Best Interest Rates in History
Rates are so low you can save $100- to $200 per month on a new mortgage. What you do with that extra money is up to you. Maybe you want to build a bigger and better house than you could afford a few months ago. Or, perhaps pocketing an extra couple hundred dollars every month that you can use elsewhere in your budget is more appealing. Whatever your wishes are, you will save money if you choose to build today.
Reason #2: Large Availability of Lots
In the Omaha area today, there are about 17,000 lots available. This is such a large amount that it will take several years for them all to be purchased for a new home.
The real question becomes, “Where do you want to live?” The massive availability of lots right now makes so many great neighborhoods and communities in the Omaha area a possible new home location.
With the influx of so many plots of land available there are more willing and able people looking to build a home. This leads to great pricing from developers all that want you to live in their neighborhoods.
Reason #3: Construction Costs Have Stayed Low
After the economic slowdown over the previous year, construction costs have fluctuated. Some builders are offering an incredible value to help build your dream home.
Here’s great news: Those prices are still rock bottom low. You can have much more house built for the same money as a smaller home would be built just months ago. Now is the time to snatch up these low construction prices.
Here’s the bad news: We don’t know how long those prices will stay this low. That means in the very near future, constructions costs could rise dramatically. As a result, anyone considering building a home needs to act quickly to make sure they secure the current low building costs.
These are 3 great reasons if you have even considered building a home, you should act now. It’s not often that you will see record breaking low interest rates, a large availability of land, and low constructions costs all at the same time. If there has ever been a time to build a new home in the Omaha area, it is now!
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