26 Nov What Everyone Should Know Before Building New Homes
Building new homes can be a long and involved process. The results are worth it, but there are a few things you should know before you get started.
Know What You Can Afford
Building new homes is an expensive proposition. Work with your builder upfront and run through all the numbers to know what your costs will be. Then examine your finances to know what you can afford in terms of down payment and monthly mortgage payments. You’ll also want to visit your lender and line up financing before you get too far along in the process.
Know the Resale Value
All those little extras you want in your new home may not matter much when it comes time to sell it. It’s tough to think about resale before your home is even built, but it’s unlikely you’ll spend your entire life at a single address. Work with your builder to build your house with its resale value in mind.
Know About Energy Efficiency
When you’re planning your new home keep energy efficiency in mind. Choose windows, insulation, and other materials that minimize heat loss, and consider purchasing energy-saving lighting, appliances, and fixtures. Pay particular attention to the energy rating of your HVAC system, which will be a big part of your monthly utility bill.
Know the Land
Your focus right now is probably on the new construction, but don’t forget about the land the house is on. Think about what you want your entire lot to look like and set aside the necessary funds for landscaping.
Know That There Will be Surprises
Budget about 10% for things you haven’t thought of or that come up during the building process. On a project as complex as building a new home, there will always be surprises – and things you want to change midstream.
Know Your Builder
You will be spending a lot of time with your new home builder. You want to make sure that you’re dealing with a reputable builder and one you get along with. Do some research, both online and from other customers, and don’t be afraid to ask friends and family for advice and recommendations. A great builder will make the whole process easier, and Sunrise Builders is one of the best. When you’re considering new homes in Henry County, Georgia, keep Sunrise Builders in mind – we’ve been building quality homes since 1985.