Things to Consider When Building a New Home

Things to Consider When Building a New Home

Things to Consider When Building a New Home

Are you in the process of planning and designing your dream home?  Do you want to hire quality builders to construct your new home?  When you work with a home remodeling contractor in Orlando, you will be guided through each step of the planning, designing, and constructing process so that you remain an integral part of the entire process for your new home.  Before you begin building your new home, there are a few things you want to consider.  

Check Your Numbers

When you begin planning and designing your new home, you will realize how quickly the numbers add up.  Many of the upgrades and additional features have mark-ups on new construction homes, because these cause builders to have to create specialty orders and customizations.  Make sure that you check all the numbers and compare them to your financial papers.  The last thing you want to do is build a house that you can't afford.  Make sure that your home stays within your budget by building a home with features you absolutely need.  Later on down the road, you can consider remodels and additions if necessary.  

Choose a Reputable Builder

There are many different builders you can choose to build your dream home, but you want to be sure to choose the best.  Check on the builder's reputation by asking for references or reading previous client's testimonials.  Watch videos online that showcase the quality of the homes and business your builder has constructed.  Also, you want to be sure that your builder has all of its paperwork in line, because without proper licenses, certifications, and insurance, you could end up liable if any accidents happen on the jobsite.  

Don't Neglect Resale Value

Even though you are building a home that you likely plan to live in for a while, be aware of the resale value of the home anyways.  In case you relocate for work or a family emergency occurs, you want to be aware that you will get your money back if you have to sell.  Keep the upgrades to a minimum in order to make sure that you do not overprice your home from the start.  Remember that you will likely add equity to your home as you live in it, so be mindful of that as you plan to build.

Create a Punch List

A punch list is a list of all of the items that will still need addressed by the builder before the construction process reaches its end.  This is a list of small items, like paint touch ups or fixing the trim.  Often times, you'll walk around with your builder to review this list before you are given your keys.  Make sure that your builder addresses each item on your punch list, or else these will become your problem the second you move in.  

Be sure that you consider these factors before you break ground on your new home.  When you work with Central Florida Renovations, we guarantee that you will be informed about the quality and expertise we bring to each step of the process when we're building your new home.  Contact us today to hear about our home construction services.


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