So you’ve found the right neighbourhood and found the lot that you like to build your dream home, congratulations! A few things you have to consider first.
There is most likely still a house or structure, or garage on your property that you have to take down. It is very important that you do this properly as there is more than likely asbestos materials in it and they need to be removed in a safe and proper manner.
You also have to employ the right people to draw and then execute the building of your home. When looking for architects and home builders, it is imperative that you talk to as many people as possible and get their feedback on different companies. A lot of online reviews can be skewed so it is important to do your due diligence and this goes further than just making sure that a company has 5 star reviews on google maps.
Word of mouth is a great way to really find out about a business because the people you talk to can give you real world examples of how companies and how people operate in the real world and also how they handle trials and tribulations when things get tricky or issues arise. (and they will)
Once you’ve found the team that you plan to work with, make sure they have outlined a plan including a timeline and a budget. This is an imperative first step. You want to know what’s supposed to be happening at all times and on what timeline and schedule and at what price. Of course everything isn’t going to go exactly as planned, as it never does, but at least if you have an outlined and detailed plan you can refer to it to try and keep the whole project from derailing.
And finally, Happy house building!