Published at Friday, February 15th, 2019 - 15:03:32 PM. Dream Home. By Austin Lagi.
Home Building Dream Blues - Where Have Your Dream Home Visions Gone? : Is the thought of building your custom home just a distant memory now? Have you dismissed the notion of that major home remodel? Does the economy have you barricading your wishes, hunkering down and waiting it out in resignation? So where do our dreams go when things turn sour? In times like this, optimism and growth tend to get pummeled by bad news. Verbal clutter, dire predictions and worried feelings overwhelm us. The dream doesnt vanish, it just gets buried in the deluge. Our homes are central to our lives, Yet, the love we hold for our homes and the desires we hold to create a comfortable nest remain. For a time, you may need to tuck away a particular vision you have for your home until the next opportunity comes or is created. What can you do in the meantime? Plan! Prepare! Learn! What Ive found in my years in the business is that if we allow our home dreams to languish completely out of mind, they die off and resignation sets in. I dont want that to happen to you ... if you truly want to make that dream home a reality. Homebuilding requires specific preparation. Sports teams practice for weeks before the season starts. Business convention organizers prepare tirelessly for weeks and months prior to the event. Long trips are scheduled out well in advance for places to stay, sights to see, and people to visit. Building or remodeling requires even more preparation for the best results. And Im talking about well before you have even set a date for your project! Planning, preparation, and learning are the keys to your success. Use the down time to get yourself ready and keep the dream alive. * Plan: Some have been planning all their lives. But when I ask them for specifics, it almost always falls short of planning and amounts to little more than wishing. Plan! What specifically do you want in your home? Where do you really want to live? How do you want to be involved? Make an extensive list, prioritize it, whittle it down and make some decisions! * Prepare: This is where you can get more specific. Im talking about preparations that precede the actual homebuilding preparations. This is time to lay some groundwork for the future. Prepare! If you dont have a building lot, find one. If you dont have a house plan, research and choose one. If you dont have good enough credit, fix it. * Learn: Successful homebuilding and remodeling experiences do not happen by accident. I mean the type of success where you get the home you want, all the goodies you want, at a fair price and you thoroughly enjoy the process. Education is critical. Learn! Go online. Read books. Talk to builders and contractors. Talk to architects. Talk to friends in the business. Become insatiable and learn everything you can. I really want your custom house dreams to flourish. Own it! I mean own the dream before you own that house. Dont let the outside world stop you. When circumstances outside of your control try to smother your hopes, take action. Push those dreams back up to top of mind awareness and use the time to your advantage.
5 Tips To Get You Prepared For Having Your Dream Home Now : If you are a homeowner, or even a potential homeowner, chances are good that you have visions of owning your dream home in the future. The way the economy has been since about 2008 - 2016, many people have been forced to either put off their dream home plans, or have given up on them completely. The good news is this, never before have there been so many options available to homeowners, and new buyers, that having your dream home now may be a distinct possibility. In fact, this article will outline several courses of action that could put you in your dream home a lot sooner than you think. 1. Step away from the computer. The trouble with many people is that they dawdle around looking for their dream home, but spend all of their time looking at prospects on their computers. In fact, according to experts, more than 90 percent of potential buyers spend most of their time online looking for a home. For getting leads, this is great, but at some point you need to close the computer, go out, and look at houses. 2. Educate yourself on markets and trends. A lot of finding your dream home is a matter of watching the market and being able to predict when the prospects of finding such a home are good. You should understand market values so that when a deal does present itself, you are ready to pounce on it. 3. Watch for low interest rates. Dawdling can also cost you in another way: taking too long to take advantage of low interest rates while they last. 4. Get pre-approved. You can get yourself into a good position to buy the home you want, as soon as you find it, by getting your loan application started now, and determining what that amount is before you start looking. In fact, many buyers are now putting themselves into an ultra-competitive position in the market by going beyond the pre-approved stage to become fully-approved before making a purchase. Not every lender offers this possibility, but many do. When they do, take advantage of it! This will make you a more valuable buying party to the sellers. 5. Consider remodeling. When it comes time to start thinking about buying your dream home, a lot of options probably come to mind. Unfortunately, one option that is very important often eludes most people, remodeling an existing home. The truth is that remodeling can solve a lot of different issues related to home buying and selling. First, of course, if you decide to remodel instead of buying a new home, you can create practically anything you want in your dream home from your existing home. Another reason for a remodel, even if you decide to sell, is that remodeling can help you to correct many problems that might exist that buyers will want to reduce the cost in order to fix. Finally, remodeling a home provides good return on the investment, whether you decide to stay in your home, or you decide to sell it.
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