The process of building a new home doesn’t have to be a daunting task. Partnering with an experienced home builder can help you almost every step of the way. DRF Builders is here to help walk you through the basics of a new home construction checklist.
New Home Construction Basics:
Financing and Budget
The first step is to determine what you can afford, apply and get pre-approved for financing, and take the time to learn about your mortgage options.
Make a Timeline
On average, it takes about six months to build a new home. The length of the build is primarily determined by the size and features of the new home. In order to be completely prepared, you’ll need to size up any deadlines or time constraints. For example, if you’re hoping to sell or lease your current home by a certain date, seasons, etc.
Finding the Right Land to Purchase
It’s all about location, location, location. We can’t stress the importance of finding the right location for your family before beginning construction. One of the best ways to do this is to spend some time in the neighborhood and talk to your potential neighbors about the community.
In addition to ensuring the neighborhood is what you need, be on the alert for potential surprise expenses related to your lot. Your home builder can help you determine if you’ll need to potentially pay more for a septic tank, new power hookups, or other additional expenses connected to your lot.
Securing Your Building Permits and Insurance
It’s impossible to break ground on your new home’s construction without securing the correct permits and insurance. Luckily, your trusted home builder will become one of your biggest assets during this and will help you determine which permits are needed from your local city government. DRF Builders will help you through the permitting process and ensure your local permits are in place before you begin construction.
In addition to proper permitting, you will need general liability insurance. You will want your construction company to be fully-insured. DRF Builders is proud to be a fully-insured construction company.
Select the Right Home Builder for the Job
Of course, one of the absolute most crucial steps of this entire process is partnering with a local home builder that you can trust to work efficiently, effectively, and within budget. It’s incredibly important to work with a home builder that is experienced, licensed, and comes with good references.
DRF Builders is an experienced construction company that you can trust to build you the home of your dreams. Dana Faustine, the owner and operator of DRF Builders, is an experienced home builder with over 17 years of experience. DRF Builders specializes in custom work and takes pride in quality work, timely completion, and a responsible work ethic.
If you would like to learn more about our home building or new home construction services, call or contact us online today.