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Building a Custom Home: The First Steps

Before breaking ground on the construction of your new home, there are a number of steps you will have to go through. It might be dizzying at first, but if you take it step by step, you will be sure to find your way without too much difficulty.


Location, location, location is the motto we all know, and it is also the first step to building your new home. New Smyrna Beach offers many beautiful locations and whether you want to find a property closer to the shore or further inland, you are sure to find what you are looking for with just a bit of persistence. Maybe you already own a lot that you are looking to build on, in which case, your job is done. But if you are still searching for the ideal spot for your new build, you will need to find an experienced realtor to help you.


The next step is to finance your project. For most people, this is going to mean taking out a loan. Find a banker you trust and have a long conversation with them to find the right interest rate, loan options, and loan terms for you. You will start by getting prequalified, which will give you an estimate on the size of your loan. You will then fill out an application with the help of a professional and soon you will be notified of your financing options.

Floor plans

During the financing process, especially once you have an idea of the size of your loan, it would be a good idea to begin thinking about floor plans. There are many resources available online that will allow you to choose from thousands of plans that will meet all of your needs. Some important factors to consider are the size, design, and cost. You will want to choose a floor plan that suits the needs of your family, but also fits in with the location of your new home. You should also consider speaking with a professional who specializes in custom homes. They will work with you to find a solution that will meet your specific needs.


The final step is getting the proper permits and inspections for your new construction. It is important to keep in mind that every state is going to have different requirements, and so you will have to do your research or speak with a professional. At each step, you will need to check in with the proper authority in your location to get zoning and property information, a review of your floor plans, and a final inspection of your new construction.

It certainly might seem like a lot to keep in mind but luckily, there are many professionals who will be able to help you along the way at a fair and reasonable price. There are many steps to consider, but the process is one that you will be able to navigate with the right help. You’ll b e on your way to your new home.

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