Home is a place you feel safe. It holds a sense of belonging and expresses who you are. Most people dream of building their own house at some point in their lifetime, but it requires a lot of planning and careful consideration. Here are some signs you’re ready to build a new home:
You are financially stable.
If you have an excellent credit score and are debt-free, a new home could be a profitable investment if you can secure the finances for it. Before hiring a builder, determine your budget to decide what home design, finishes, and location you can afford. After you build a new home, you should be comfortable living in and maintaining it.
You’ve outgrown your home or its style.
Bottom line: you need more space or a change of scenery. If your family has grown and you don’t have enough rooms, or your tastes have changed, a new home may be your next step. New living arrangements are a refreshing start and open the door to so many possibilities for your family.
You hate surprises.
You never know what types of mold, insects, pollutants, or faulty wiring may be lurking behind the walls of a previously owned home. Unexpected and costly issues may arise at any time. If you build a new home, you know exactly what you’re getting and there’ll be no surprises down the line.
You’re ready to settle in for a long time.
Building a new home is a significant investment that shouldn’t be taken lightly. You’ll likely live in your new home for many decades. Location-wise, you’ll want to consider area crime rates, work commutes, the local school district, and proximity to retail businesses. If you’ve found an area you want to settle down in, close to your dream job or in your idyllic retirement setting, consider building your own home to meet your needs.
You can’t find the right home on the existing market.
Given the amount of money a previously owned home or new build costs, it’s okay to be picky. If you can’t seem to find the right home, no matter what top-notch real estate agents you hire or how broadly you expand your search, consider finding a lot and building your own to get exactly what you want with no compromises.
You know what you want from a builder.
Once you know what you want, you need to find someone who can translate it onto a blueprint and into a home. Choosing a quality custom home builder to handle your project is key to making this once-in-a-lifetime experience memorable.
Wooddale Builders is a family-owned and operated luxury custom home builder with more than 40 years of experience building and remodeling. We offer hands-on attention to detail, excellent craftsmanship, and a team dedicated to your project’s success. If you’re looking to build a luxury custom home, check out our available lots or photo gallery for inspiration.
Contact us to learn more.