Finding a place to call home is an exciting adventure, but having one custom-built just for you is even more so. The challenging part is the financing. Getting a loan even for a new build is attainable, though, so here is a brief rundown of aspects to consider.
The very first step to take before building your new home – and even before getting the permit – is to find out what your land is zoned for. If you haven’t made your purchase yet, it would be a great idea to check that first, before buying, to determine whether the home you envision can be built.
So you have a piece of land and you are ready to build your new home… Not so fast! There is a series of steps to take before any construction can begin. Even before you can get your hands on a building permit – which will allow you to start building – there is zoning, financing, surveying, architectural and engineering work to deal with.