For many, building a new home is a dream come true. What could be better than watching construction and helping you plan your own new home? While this process is undeniably exciting, unfortunately it is also fraught with costly mistakes.
During housing, most, if not all, work is done by hired professionals. However, in the planning phase of home construction, very common mistakes are made by well-intentioned individuals. Unfortunately these mistakes are easy to make, they are often overlooked by the benefits you hire, and in the end it is extremely expensive to correct.
Here we will review the most common mistakes made between these exciting and nerve-wracking ones. We will tell you how to avoid these mistakes and save yourself from big headaches and big bills on the road.
For many potential homeowners, the ability to purchase ready-made home plans and carry out other planning and construction activities on their own is very attractive. These options save money spent on professional services and it all looks very simple. Don't cheat. Professional home builders and designers (architects) exist for a reason. Their task is to make you a solid, reliable and enjoyable home by considering every aspect. Years of their experience may come at a cost but the money spent. All of this translates to a higher level of attention to detail, capturing potential difficulties that you may not even notice or may not even be aware of.
If you find it online or fall in love with home design in the catalog, look for a professional before you buy the plan and start construction. This will ensure that you get the house you want and the house will stand the test of time.
Think twice when considering handling housing projects on a DIY basis. Then, think a few more times. It's not a leaky faucet or a door hinge ... it's your future home. It's one thing to get small jobs, but as long as you're experienced, leave big, more basic jobs to professionals.
If your contractor has instructions on the materials to be used in your new home, you have the final say as a future homeowner. However, you are all paying for it. Buying the cheapest possible option in building material will save you money, you are almost guaranteed to pay off on the street. Extremely cheap stuff is cheap for a reason. In most cases, this is because they are made cheaply using low quality components or base materials. Is this what we really need to be home for? Certainly not.
No need to go with the highest priced option. Your contractor will give you many options that they think are reliable, from moderate to high. Consult with them and find out how they feel about each product. Have they used it before? Will they use it to build a house for themselves or a loved one? In most cases, you need a mid-range product to ensure your home is built with lasting stability. Keep in mind that cutting corners on cosmetic items is one thing, but slowly creating a composition is another. Things like foundations, walls and flooring as well as wiring and plumbing should always be as solid and sound as possible.
Some of the financial aspects are quite simple when it comes to building a house. However, even simple information can be overlooked in the urge to build a new home.
Having a budget is your first and foremost step. In today's world of automation can be a daunting task when it comes to building your dream home. However, you want to enjoy being at home, and if it doesn't lower your credit rating, you'll enjoy it! Create a budget as soon as you decide to stick to it and stick to it. Do some research to find out how much it will cost for your home when creating your budget. If you find that you can't adjust the price, wait a few years to prepare.
If you find that the new budget is within your budget, research the style and size of the house you are building. Calculate the middle price range. You should also check the cost of the individual job. For example, consult an expert to decide what type of foundation you want to install, then research the average cost of installing that particular type of foundation. Doing research on everything in this way may seem tedious but will yield good results.
Once you have real-world statistics of what the average rates are for each job, you can base the statistics on what your negotiations are based on. No one wants to go to a contractor, but if your work is higher than the rate you go for the same work in your area, you can show them statistics and ask why their value is higher. They may have very good reasons such as highly experienced workers. Or, unfortunately, most future homeowners don’t do this kind of research and believe they can expect to squeeze a few extra dollars out of you. If the latter is the case, think hard about finding a more reputable contractor to build your home.
We’re all trying to save money these days, and so a minimal bid from a favorable contractor is the right way to shave off significant money in your budget. However, the smart consumer is always wary of low-cost.
There are a few different reasons why a contractor may bid you too low, and none of them are good. A common cause is inexperienced or unlicensed workers. The contractor does not have to pay more to these workers and the savings go to you. However, this is not an area where you want to cut corners. In fact, unlicensed workers perform certain types of work, such as electrical wiring, which is illegal and can cause problems with your building permits and future insurance coverage. Insisting on licensed and experienced workers; It's worth the extra cost.
Another common reason for low bidding is more frightening than poor craftsmanship. In most cases, the contractor will ask for a lower price to seal this "limited time" agreement. Get out of here! Contractors who offer these types of deals are often unreliable. Several lawsuits have been filed against contractors who offered these deals and then simply did not show the work. Getting a high (yet realistic) bid from a reputable contractor is a smart way to go. If anything seems to be true, or you are under pressure to sign a contract, follow your instincts and look elsewhere.
In some cases, the contractor will bid very low because they plan to save in other ways. Unfortunately none of these savings methods are good for you or your future home. Common tricks to save include lack of physical quality, low-wage workers (which often results in poor results) or failure to obtain proper permits. Follow your gut and be wary of any bids that seem too low. Don't be afraid to ask how the contractor plans to deliver a quality home at the price offered, and if you don't like their plan, look for another contractor.
It is not realistic that many future homeowners have endless options when it comes to building sites. However, it is important to consider a few important criteria before you buy a property. These criteria will affect not only the building process, the future value of your home and your lifestyle as a resident.
Busy roads may seem convenient if they are near your job or your child's school, but they are always negative. Not only is it difficult to do any construction work with flying vehicles, but the value of the completed house will be very low. Very few people want to be on a really busy street; Many home buyers are looking for peace and relative tranquility. Look for properties that are convenient for future sales and for your own enjoyment, while still relatively quiet.
Terrain plays a big role in how fast and easy construction can be. These include things like mountains, soil conditions, any bodies of water on the property, the slope of the property, the underlying water table, and parts of the forest. In short, anything that hinders the movement of workers costs you more in time and labor.
Nearby structures can cause you a lot of headaches on the road. If you are buying land for a development, you must be surrounded by residential houses. However, in many areas your neighbors may be less willing. Many properties are below market value due to unwanted neighborhood structures. Sure, it's convenient to live near a supermarket ... but do you really want a 24 hour grocery store with all the lights and constant traffic? Similarly, any large open area of land people who want to party and throw garbage ... not things that most people want to live near. Consider all nearby properties before buying.