As one of the most trusted custom home builders in the Dallas area, we know how important it is to ask yourself a few questions before you jump into building a custom home in North Texas. While it’s an exciting (and sometimes stressful) process, your home is where life happens. Certainly it’s fun and you will be filled with anticipation, but ask yourself these questions before you jump in to the building process.
How much will your new home cost? You want to work with a contractor who is honest, open, and realistic. By having a conversation with the potential builder, you will get a good idea of the total costs so that you know whether you need to cut back in certain areas, or perhaps can splurge a bit.
How much home can I really afford? You may be dreaming of a 6,000 square foot home, when in reality you can afford a 4,500 square foot home. Don’t go on your gut instincts regarding how much you can afford – work the numbers forward and backward. Analyze your financial situation, do your research, and truly know without a doubt how much you can afford.
What do you really need in a custom built home? There are certain things a family must have in a house, then there are those things you simply want – extravagant touches that aren’t actually necessities. Again, you can discuss your must-haves and wants with your builder, so that cost can be determined and he/she understands what you require, and what you would like in terms of extras if it can be worked into your budget.
When is your move-in date? If you’re selling an existing home, once it’s sold there will be a set date on which you will have to be out of the home – meaning you will have to have other living accommodations until your new home is ready to move into. Choose a Dallas custom home builder with a reputation for having projects completed on time, within a deadline. Even then, there are some factors that can cause the move-in date to be moved back, such as weather. Always have a plan B in place, so your family has a comfortable place to live if the unexpected occurs.
Once you’ve answered all of these questions and are ready to begin construction on your new custom home, count on the team at Bud Bartley Custom Homes to make your dreams come true! With more than 30 years of experience in the custom home industry, we can make transform your vision of what a luxury home should be into a reality.