If you’re considering purchasing a first home or a dream property then you may want to take a moment to consider all your options. Many people follow the traditional route into housing. They find a house they like that they can afford and buy it. In the future, it’s sold to enable you to move up the property ladder.
But, you can skip all this by choosing custom-built homes from the start; After all, a home that you’ve designed will be the best choice for you now and in the future. Of course, the idea of building your own home can appear daunting. But, it doesn’t need to be!
You simply need to take it one step at a time:
Find Your Land
The first step is to consider where you would like your home to be. You’ll probably want to be fairly close to work. However, you may also want to be close to nightlife or perhaps to schools for the future.
There is no right or wrong answer, you simply need to think about what is most important to you. It can help to look at different areas to decide what land is available and what is nearby.
Design Your House
Once you’ve established where you would lie to build, you’ll want to start thinking about your home. For example, how many bedrooms do you want? You need to be considering what you’ll need in the future as well as today. For example, do you intend to have children?
That’s the beauty of designing a house yourself. You can build it for your future needs and you can design a flow that works for you. Don’t worry if this seems difficult, looking at the layout of other houses and getting input from custom builders will help you get the perfect design.
Now that you know what you want to build you’ll have an idea regarding the cost of creating your custom house. This will allow you to talk to specialist finance companies. You’ll find several good ones that will release the funds you need in installments, ensuring you have enough to build each stage.
Of course, you will need a more traditional mortgage afterward to repay the build finance.
Planning & Building
Once you’ve secured the finance you’ll need to speak to the local government office to get your planning permission sorted. It is advisable to use an architect to help with this. An architect will be able to help you draw up the plans and ensure everything is technically possible. They will also know the local planning rules, making it easier to get your application approved.
To finish, you’ll need to decide if you’re building the house yourself or getting the professionals to do it for you. The professionals are the simpler solution.
You will need to find a building company that you can trust and you can communicate with. This will help to ensure the home you want is built, not the one they think you want.