When planning to build a custom home, it is important not to assume anything. It is also essential to select the right builder and to know what sets that builder apart from the others. Here are ten concepts people often believe to be true.
1. Building a custom home takes a lot of time.
Building your custom home doesn’t have to be a lengthy process. Depending on your builder and your house selection, a timeframe should be laid out from the beginning, so you know what to expect and can plan accordingly. Please do your research on the potential builder or seek reviews or references that address their timeliness. At Harbor Classic Homes, your time and happiness are of utmost importance. We stick to our timelines and keep you informed during the process.
2. A floor plan is unchangeable. I am stuck with a floor plan the way I find it, as is.
Many people think a floor plan is not changeable. When you find a floor plan you are satisfied with, you can add or remove rooms and make adjustments. Floor plans are often flexible to meet your needs, especially with Harbor Classic Homes.
3. Any lot I select will be a good one to build on.
Not all lots are suitable to build on. Choosing the correct lot requires a specific inspection from your builder. Certain characteristics may make a piece of land unsuitable for building. At Harbor Classic Homes, we make sure your home is on the right lot and that the appropriate research is complete.
4. A one-story house is less expensive to build.
The more you build on a single floor, the higher the cost will be. It is less expensive to build up. Harbor Classic Homes can show you some tremendous two-story options.
5. Before I can build my custom home, I have to buy a lot.
You will need a lot to build on eventually, but you can begin the planning process long before you purchase the land. It is wise to speak with your custom home builder before lot acquisition, making sure your selection is suitable to build on. Harbor Classic Homes want you to have a successful build from start to finish.
6. Building a custom home creates too much stress and complication.
Building your custom home will take more time and effort than buying an already finished home. However, it doesn’t have to be stressful or complicated. Hiring a reputable builder who communicates well with you can make the experience a positive one. Harbor Classic Homes value clients before and during the building process. We can make the experience a positive one!
7. The exterior of the home needs to look very similar to a photo.
If a photo of a home inspires you, you do not have to create a replica. Inspirations are not meant to be copied in their entirety. Take the key components that you like the best and make it your own. Harbor Classic Homes can assist you in the creative process.
8. A floor plan with less square footage is cheaper to build.
Square footage is not the only thing that will impact your home’s building cost. Many other factors, such as the number of windows, baths, kitchen size, and corners, will affect the overall cost of your build. You could build a smaller house with numerous amenities that could cost the same or more than a larger house with limited extras and amenities. Harbor Classic Homes can assist you in deciding what is most important to you while building your home.
9. A home with many windows will be cheaper to build.
Windows are not necessarily cheaper to install than regular wall space. A bigger, more complex window can be very costly. The size and style of windows can greatly add to the bottom line. Harbor Classic Homes will assist you in knowing the costs associated with the various features you are considering.
10 It’s hard to get a construction loan.
Banks are aware that custom home building is popular right now, so they are more than willing to assist. Many financial institutions are eager to work with you and with us at Harbor Classic Homes.
Harbor Classic Homes want to work with you to build your home and to make the experience a positive one! Let’s discuss your dreams today.