One of the questions many people have with respect to homes is whether to build or buy. The answer to that question really depends on your situation and your priorities. If you need a place to live fast, and you’re willing to compromise on some features, then buying is probably your best bet. If, however, you have a vision in mind and nothing else will do, then you may want to build your dream home. This is the only way to ensure you’ll get everything you want. Here are five steps to follow if building your dream house is a project you want to undertake:
# 1: Design your home – you do not have to be an architect to do this. If you’re artistic, you can prepare a sketch of what you want your house to look like. Or, you can simply write on a piece of paper what features you want your own home. Be as clear as possible – considering everything from the size of the cabinet for the kitchen layout.
# 2: Set your budget – Just like if you buy a house, get pre-approved credit is very important if you are building your dream home. This is the maximum amount you can spend.
# 3: Make sure the vision and fits your budget – This could be the most difficult step. At this point, you may need to hire a professional to give an estimate how much it costs to make your vision of the perfect place to live reality. If the estimates are too high, you have to make some sacrifices.
# 4: Purchase of land – Find a piece of land that offers enough space for your dream home and other things you might want to add (like a garage or swimming pool).
# 5: Start building – After you complete the steps above, it is time to put the project in the hands of a professional team. Shop around to ensure you get a fair price, and hire a licensed and leading contractors. If all goes well, you’ll be in your dream home in a short time.