Building your dream home can be exciting and daunting at once. Here we will go over things home builders should know or consider before your custom home building journey.
Where do I start my journey?
Research! Before you can build you have to have land to build on. Research the area you are wanting to build on and see if there are any available lots or acreage available for purchase. After location hunting, find a trusted builder within your price range. These two steps are some of the most crucial parts to starting your home building journey!
Why should I build my home and not just buy it? ( We will be doing a separate blog to into more depth about this topic)
Building gives you total creative freedom. You can personalize your home to your style and to fit you and your families needs from housing layout, to tile, cabinet hardware, to light fixtures and doorknobs. You get to create spaces curated just for you! Secondly, there is little maintenance. New homes have to meet the current building codes, have up-to-date technology, and most likely you wont have repairs to do for a few years to come! With state of the art appliances and technology comes lower energy bills! Here at True North Homes we build our homes with energy efficient systems and materials. Lastly, IT’s BRAND NEW!
How much are we talking?
Now it is no secret that building a custom home is going to come with more costs than just buying one. According to the National Association of Home Builders, in 2022 the average cost to build a home was $644,750. Yikes! That is a big number, but don’t let that scare you, the cost of your home can very. Price will depend on location, the size of your home, and the materials and fixtures needed.