Where to put your new home on your land

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There are several considerations to keep in mind when planning where to build your new home on that dream piece of property you own. There’s one big thing to keep in mind, along with a few pitfalls to watch out for, as you start planning.

Deciding which is most important: utility or luxury

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When coming up with a one-of-a-kind home design to meet your unique combination of needs and budget, there are two major considerations that will help narrow your focus. Figuring out which is your priority will get you moving toward the design of your dreams.

Are you getting the right construction loan?

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Getting a construction loan for building a new home on your land can be a daunting task. Here are the top five pro tips for getting the right loan with the right terms for you.

What’s your REAL budget?

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When it comes to building a custom home, we know lots of people have two budgets in their head—the lower number they tell a builder and the higher number they’re actually willing to spend.

Is your builder Yoda or Luke Skywalker?

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We’re all the heroes of our own stories. At least we should be. Who’s the hero of yours?

Don’t give up on your home

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How much do you really want to build that custom home on your land?

Is your lender familiar with the construction business?

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Often, when families come to us wanting to build a home on their land, they’ve done a lot of homework up front. That’s a good thing.

Standard features are for standard buyers

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I can usually tell whether someone’s been shopping for builders by the questions they ask. One of the most common questions is, “What are your standard building specifications?” Now, typically when someone asks this they’re looking for a list of “standard” features so they can compare one builder to another. I totally understand the question, but the right answer, in…

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It’s not going to be all rainbows and unicorns

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You’re probably used to builders talking about all the positives of building a home on your land: the freedom, the quiet, being away from your neighbors, you name it. You can sit on your front porch and watch the sunset without seeing anything but the land and the sky. That’s all great, and those are some of the reasons why…

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To find land, look for the right community

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If building your family’s forever home on your own land is something you’ve been hoping to do, it’s crucial to find the right plot of land. But finding just the right piece of land is often the most difficult part of building your family’s dream home! Sure, sometimes land is for sale and listed with a real estate agent, and…

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