Published at Friday, February 15th, 2019 - 11:00:39 AM. Dream Home. By Alek Pulalo.
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!.
Working With Dream Home Builders Should Not Be a Nightmare : When you are looking for dream home builders who you are trusting with your future it is a good idea to do your homework. This will help make sure you choose a company who will be able to meet your expectations and provide the craftsmanship you desire. Luxury homes should not be a hassle to have to have built. A good company will take care of all of the hassles for you and leave you with a luxury home you can have great dreams about. The Internet is the easiest and fastest way to research local builders in your area who specialize in bringing peoples dreams to life. You will want to take a look at different builders web sites for general information and pictures of previous houses they have built. You can expect to find positive testimonials on these sites as most companies will avoid posting negative reviews on sites designed to make you choose their services. There are plenty of web sites that do offer unbiased reviews both good and bad for local contractors. Dream home builders should have a good reputation within your local area to remain competitive and these sites will point you to those companies with the best reputations. You will want a company who works well with you and can help you design the home of your dreams. Some dream home builders will have an architect that they work with but they should be open to work with an architect of your choosing if this something you desire. Customer service should be top notch and your choice of a luxury home builder should do anything they can to make sure you are satisfied with the quality and completion date of your new home. You should also be assured that they use only the highest quality materials and experienced labor when they are building luxury homes. You will also want to pay attention to what you are being quoted as a final price for your finished luxury home. Good dream home builders will compare well with their competition when it comes to cost and prices that sound to low should be avoided. You will not find quality materials or labor for cheap but you should also not be expected to pay more than is necessary and asking for quotes from several contractors should help you find the average price you will be expected to pay. On the job scheduling will be important if you have a time frame in mind for completing your home. You will find many reviews online that pertain to how well certain companies where able to keep on schedule without offering excuses or delays as they were finishing luxury home projects. This may be very important if you have to be out of your current residence within a set amount of time. Good quality craftsmanship should not have to be compromised in order for the job to be completed on time and companies who have received high ratings for both of these areas should be amongst the top choices when you are looking for dream home builders.
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