What should you Expect When Building a Home on Your Own Lot?

If you’ve decided to build a home on your own lot, you may not be prepared for everything to expect during the process. Here is a look at how to get started, a look at floor plans and how much time and money to expect to spend.

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What should you Expect When Building a Home on Your Own Lot?

Posted by MARK Z. on Thursday, December 11th, 2014 at 8:47pm.

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If you’ve decided to build a home on your own lot, you may not be prepared for everything to expect during the process. You have to come up with a great floor plan to fit the lot and try to take advantage of the unique geography at the same time. Building a home on your own land may sound expensive but it’s actually a great option for a huge range of budgets. Here is a look at how to get started, a look at floor plans and how much time and money to expect to spend.

Where to Begin

Sometimes you might be starting the process on a piece of land that you own. If you aren’t using a specific piece of land, you can work with a builder to find a great location. Others have a great architect they want to work with, the perfect floor plan they want to work with or a builder they want to work with.

If you just have an architect, they’ll help you make you blueprint dreams come true. For those that have a floor plan they want to use, you can look online for a builder to make it happen. For those that have a builder and nothing else, they can help you create a floor plan.

Floor Plans

There are companies that already have floor plans available for you to choose from. They have them designed to fit the area’s style that you’re going to be living in. you can customize these floor plans to include all the features you need.

Land

You’ll need to work with a civil engineer and your builder to make sure the land you’re building on is following regulations. They’ll help you figure out how to get power to the house, how to handle sewage and whether you’ll need a well.

Time and Money

Lastly, consider how much time you need before moving. If you need to move soon, a semi-custom design will save time over a custom-designed home. Building a home can take 4-6 months but that will be longer if you have a customized floor plan. Using a company’s floor plan over your customized one will save you a lot on money as well. They can easily modify a plan to make it more customized and still more cost-effective.

This is the process to understand when you’ve decided to build a home on your own lot.

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