Top 5 Questions About The Custom Home Building Or Remodeling Process


April 15,2016 in Pre-Project

To get you started, here are the top 5 questions that most people have as they begin to develop plans for a new custom home or renovation.

1. Should I Renovate My Home Or Build A New One?

In deciding whether to renovate your current home or build a new one, there are many factors to consider. The first consideration is financial. What is the better investment in the long run: renovating an older home or starting new? The second is about your life>Click here to read an article on this topic.

2. How Do I Budget For My New Custom Home or Remodeling Project?

Begin by figuring out how much you have on-hand to spend and/or how much you will need to borrow. Financially, you may not be able to include every item on your wish list in your remodeled or new custom home, so it is critical to determine what is most important as you move forward with developing your plans. Remember, your budget should include not only construction costs, but also other fees for permitting, architecture, financing, landscaping and decorating. Click here to get some more information about developing a budget.

3. How Do I Choose The Right Homebuilder?

Building a new custom home or remodeling your current home is a huge investment in money, time and energy on your part. You must choose a homebuilder who will be your trusted partner and advisor through the entire process. So how do you choose a trustworthy, and friendly, homebuilder?Click here to read our suggestions.

4. How Long Will The Process Take?

Every project is different. Understand exactly how your homebuilder plans to keep to the agreed upon timeline, and how he or she plans to communicate regularly with you. The construction process can be wrought with unforeseen circumstances that can affect timing, but working with a professional who is committed to meeting and exceeding client expectations is extremely important. How will your homebuilder deal with the inevitable bumps in the road? Make sure you ask this question up front and that you are comfortable with the answer.

5. Will My Project Require Special Permitting Or Insurance?

Yes, your project will require special permitting, and sometimes, special insurance. Your homebuilder should know all requirements up front, and should communicate them to you before beginning any construction. You will need to include these costs in your budget, and you should also factor in some extra time in case the permitting process takes longer than expected.