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Home Building Checklist

Building a new home can be an exciting experience, but also one that comes with much apprehension. We understand that building a home is a big commitment of your time and money, so Dallas New Home Builders has provided the following checklist you can use to stay informed and minimize stress.

Home building is a team effort, and sometimes it is hard to keep track of who is doing what. Use the following checklist to understand the roles and responsibilities of everyone involved:

Homeowners: Never be afraid to check in or ask for clarification on what is happening with your home. Get a timeline of when construction on your home will begin and end, including the start and completion plans for different rooms and aspects of your home. This will let you know where in the home-building process you are. Also stay informed of any delays so you can better plan your move and be aware of what is happening at your new home.

Home Builder/Construction Manager: The construction manager is the go-between, mediating for home owners and the rest of the home-building team. You should communicate with the construction manager clearly and often to make sure you are on the same page. A good construction manager wants to ensure you happiness and satisfaction.

Designers/Architects: At Dallas New Home Builders, our architects work to fulfill the design wishes of clients by designing beautiful structures.

Civil and Structural Engineers: Engineers guarantee the safety and security of your home by addressing any potential problems throughout the building stages.

Specialty Contractors: These are painters, plumbers, electricians, and other specialists who work on your home. We work closely with specialty contractors to ensure every aspect of your new home exceeds your expectations.

Inspectors: Inspectors make sure your home is in compliance with all codes and ordinances. An inspector reviews each architectural design and checks in throughout construction.

Financial considerations to building a new home include:

Buying within your means. Don’t exceed your budget, and plan for any ongoing or future expenses.

Credit report: Having your credit report prior to applying for new home financing will help to simplify the process. You should also address any errors on your report.

Mortgage options: Carefully research and consider what mortgage option is best for your financial needs.

Other things to know:

Timeline for your new build
Start and end dates (projected)
When is the best time to build.
What custom selections you will make and when.
When you can expect to move in.

If you have any questions about new home building, give us a call!

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