Whether you build your own home, or buy a home that is already on the market, there are secrets that home builders do to the house to make them desirable to the buyer. It is always important to work with a reputable home builder.
Newer homes are built to offer an innovative use of space. These homes are built to make you want the home, and they don’t stay on the market long. The nice thing about a new build is the home is already energy efficient, and can be customized to the buyers liking. An open floor plan is a desirable layout that most families prefer. If you prefer more walls, the home builder can accommodate that need.
Know Your Budget
Before you go into this process know your budget. Be comfortable with a certain price point. The last thing that you want is for the cost to spiral out of control. Be aware of the cost of add ons when deciding on what you want for your house. You can also negotiate with the builder and possibly get what you want for a lower price. Remember to protect yourself and get everything written out in a contract, so there are no surprises. Prioritize your wants and needs.
Incentives are very desirable to potential buyers. Some home builders will offer incentives when you build with them. It can be taking money off the base cost of the home, finishing a basement, getting the stainless-steel appliances that you have always wanted, or you can negotiate with the builder to pay the closing costs for you.
Know the area that you are building. You want to build a home in a desirable area, that will have higher property values, and better resale value. If you have a family check the area out for schools, crime rates, and if there is a recreational area for your children to play at. You will want to make sure the location is one that you can see yourself staying at.
There are certain things that you will want to avoid; like following trends that you may like at the moment but might not like further down the line. Poor space planning can be a major down fall of the home. You may not have enough storage, or too much storage and not enough living space. Don’t let anyone telling you what you need. You can take advise from the builder, and others but at the end of the day you know what you need!
If you have more questions, or want to talk about your dream custom home contact M.H Akers Custom homes today.