With finances squared away, you are now ready to start really planning for your new home. It is time to call in a surveyor, whose main task is to mark and document the location of legal property lines in order to prevent any legal disputes. This professional will provide the relevant data for architects and engineers to start doing their work.
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.