CONSTRUCTION FINANCING - Ideally, financing your custom home is first step you take in the custom homebuilding process because it establishes your budget and helps you prioritize the “must-haves” vs. the “nice-to-haves” for your new home. There are 3 ways to finance your custom home:
SPECIFICATIONS and SELECTIONS - How is your house built, what type of materials, how are those materials installed and what decisions can you make versus the homebuilder are important elements to understand.
CONSTRUCTION PROCESS - It’s time to swing a hammer and start construction. What you need to know about the process and setting expectations Nature of the Construction Process For an outsider, the construction process can seem chaotic, hectic, and uncertain. Some activities go fast, and some drag out. The physical dimensions of the home appear to change.
HOME PLANS AND DESIGN - Understanding home plans and great design are core foundational building blocks and controlling cost • Home plan designers – the Good and Bad • Different cost for different types of home plans • Cost effective home plans
CHANGE ORDERS - Change orders is an important tool for a homeowner during the course of construction. It’s important to understand exactly what a change order is, how to control change orders, and to endure that your homebuilder is not using change orders as a significant profit center
CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS - It’s the heart of the matter. The controlling document if things go wrong. The most important document in your relationship with your homebuilder