Published at Friday, February 15th, 2019 - 10:48:46 AM. Dream Home. By Alek Pulalo.
Choosing a House Plan for Your Dream Home : First things first, when choosing a house plan you must first find the land that you will be building on. Not all designs will look right or even fit on certain lots, so in order to insure that your dream home will be a good fit for your lot, you must first purchase the land on which you will be building. When purchasing the lot, you have several things to consider. Location - As the real estate agents say - location, location, location. Whenever you are dealing with Real Estate, the location is a very important factor in deciding for or against a particular lot. You will of course want a lot that is within a reasonable distance from your place of business. If you have children or plan to, you will want to research the schools as well. Also, you will want to make sure that the land that you are investing in is going to rise in value. Investing in land in an area with upward growth potential is a great way to insure the value of your property will rise. Budget - Your lot must fit within the budget you have set for yourself. You must also take into consideration whether you are purchasing raw land or whether the lot has already been prepped for building. A piece of property can initially seem like a bargain until you later find out that allot needs to be done before you an get a permit to build. Community - You want to choose a community that has zoning laws that allow you to build the type of home you are planning on. Some communities have home owners associations that may need to first approve any improvements you want to make on your land. If this will bother you, you nay want to seek out a lot that is not under the jurisdiction of such associations. Once you have purchased the land that you plan to build on, you are ready to select a house plan for your dream home. If you are looking to purchase a pre-made home plan, you may have to make some small compromises as your ideas may not fit into what is available. Another alternative is to purchase a pre-made house plan and later have it modified to suit your particular needs and tastes by a architect. Do know that this will not be without a rather sizable expense, however it may still be more cost effective than if you were to have a plan built from scratch. When choosing a house plan, you will want to keep in mind several key points... Your Families Needs - If you have children, you will have additional considerations than singes or retired people. You will need to know how many bedrooms and bathrooms your family requires. Do you need a playroom for your children? Do you or your partner need a home office room? Now is the time to think towards the future and the upcoming needs of your family. When in doubt, build bigger. Nothing could be worse than building the home of your dreams only to find ten years later that it no longer is suitable for your growing family. Talk with your partner and decide now what your family needs may be and plan accordingly. Building Code - As with anything, you can expect to face a significant amount of red tape as you plan to build your dream home. You need to talk with your contractor and make sure that the house plan that you choose will not conflict with your local zoning laws and home owners association rules and regulations. Budget - You should know by now how much house you can afford. Dont sway from the initial budget that you have set for yourself. There is a wide selection of unique and architecturally stunning house plans within every size range. Style - You probably already have in mind the style of home that you want. If not, browse through some pre made house plans to get an idea of what type of style you and your partner like the best. Try to picture the different styles on your lot. Does it look like a good fit? As you can see, choosing a house plan for your dream home is a fun, but serious matter. Try to plan ahead at all times and think towards the future. It takes allot of work before you even break ground, but in the end it will all pay off when you are left with your own dream home.
What Makes A Dream Home : Homes are unique in that although for many of us, it is the largest purchase well make, we may buy several over the course of a lifetime. Sometimes we outgrow our homes and sometimes our homes outgrow us. Defining a dream home is a personal exercise, but whatever makes a home a dream home, there are certain universal considerations. A dream home isnt a dream if its not in your dream location. Some people prefer a downtown condo, with nightlife nearby. Others prefer a gated community in the suburbs with strong schools. There are homes along riverfront property or zero-lot lines to choose from as well. Before you can find your dream home, you must know your dream location and community. Find an area that has your requirements: up and coming vs established, full of young families or retired couples or both, near good schools and parks or an easy commute to work. Think about what you want the entire home experience to be like before you commit to a home or offer. Once youve decided on what makes your dream neighborhood, think about what is driving you to purchase? New family? New job? Retirement? Job transfer? Just married or just divorced? Answering some simple and easy questions at the beginning of your search can eliminate hassle later. Know your square footage requirements, what you must have in a home and what you cant stand. Some people want to buy an existing home and others want a custom build. Even when working with a builder, know what elements make up a dream home. Whatever the reason you are buying a home, there is always one key factor: location. Whether you are buying based on the schools, the commute to work, proximity to a golf course or want a gated community, the location of your home is the first part of making your dream come true. Know what you want in regards to location and what that means. A riverfront property or a downtown loft, both bring out different aspects of home ownership. As you continue to look in your desired location, think about the layout and design of the houses you are viewing. Will your current furnishings and décor look good and fit in the space? Or does buying a new home mean all new furniture? Also consider your lifestyle, if you enjoy hosting events in your home, think about the guest friendly attributes. For those who are downsizing, ensure your treasured items fit in the new smaller space. If you love to garden, a zero lot line home may not be for you. Lastly, make sure that your potential dream home fits your budget. Its not easy to continue to host events when your mortgage has eaten into your entertaining budget. Every dream home will have some need for repair and maintenance, make sure that you are able to build and keep a savings account for such events and emergencies. A broken water heater or blown air conditioning system on the first day of summer can happen in any home, dream or not. By being able to articulate what makes your dream home, you are one step closer to finding the home of your dream today!.
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