Building a custom home is the dream of many couples and families – after all, what could be better than a house designed precisely to your needs in terms of space and style? Before you build a home in Flower Mound, Highland Village, or any other upscale community in the Dallas-Ft. Worth metro area, you may want to do a little investigating to be sure the neighborhood is just what you want. Here are a few tips we think you’ll find helpful!
Visit the neighborhood at all hours. Whether during the daylight hours, at night, or on weekends, you want a sense of what’s going on. Is the area quiet and peaceful, or noisy? By visiting at various hours, you’ll get a true sense of the neighborhood.
Talk to those who already live in the community. There’s no better way to know what’s going on than to talk with people who already live in the community you’re considering for your custom home. Are there any neighbors who seem to cause problems frequently? What about burglaries or other mischief? Is there someone in the neighborhood who’s planning a remodeling project that could affect the value of other homes in the area? Neighbors are a good source to find out everything you need to know.
Consider a smartphone app. Some apps available for smartphones, such as the CrimeReports app, give you information regarding sex offenders, noise nuisances, or other crimes that have occurred in close proximity of the address or location where you intend to build. From vehicle break-ins to burglaries, you can get the low-down on the community so you’re aware of where every crime occurred, helping you determine whether it really is the community where you want to build.
Local newspapers are a great source of info. Many communities still have their own newspapers, meaning you can learn more about the community in terms of crimes, education, careers, or any issues or concerns that apply to a particular neighborhood. Given the popularity of the Internet, many communities even have their own blogs offering information about the area, tips, and advice.
Nowhere on earth can you learn more about the neighborhood where you’re thinking of building a custom home in than on the Internet. Performing a few searches can provide you with all the information you need to determine whether you’re making the best decision for you and your family.
At Bud Bartley Family of Builders, we build custom homes in Flower Mound and other prestigious communities in the Dallas area. With decades of experience, you can trust our master craftsmen to build the house of your dreams, one you’ll enjoy and find comfort in for decades to come. Your home is where life happens – don’t settle for less than the best!