Published at Friday, February 15th, 2019 - 10:59:53 AM. Dream Home. By Alek Pulalo.
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.
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.
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