Tip #1: Look for a qualified builder. For some people, their dream home is already established and built. But for others, customizing a home to fit your preferences and unique needs is another way to make finding a dream home a reality. Finding a qualified builder requires you to do some research. You’ll need to look at the style of homes they generally build, look at the price range, and determine if you like what you see. Then, make sure that they are part of the local home building association and research to see what kind of reviews and client references they have. If there are a lot of negative reviews or complaints, this could be a red flag. If the reviews are mostly positive, consider visiting one of their homes and tour it. Then, ask questions about the materials and processes they use and determine if you want to start the home building process.
Tip #2: Find the right neighborhood. It’s common for people to look for their dream house, but forget about the neighborhood or area of town it’s in. Even if you’ve found a dream house but if it’s far away from everything you enjoy doing on a daily or weekly basis, this might end up being something you regret later down the road. Narrow down the neighborhoods that you love and see yourself living in, then start looking for a home for sale or a lot to build on.
Tip #3: Determine your budget. Finding and buying your dream home requires a plan. The first step is to look closely at your budget and start saving for a down payment. Next, talk to an experienced and reputable mortgage professional to get pre-qualified for a home. This will help you determine what your exact budget is and how much you can afford monthly for a house payment. There’s nothing worse than finding your dream home then realizing that you can’t qualify to buy it because you can’t afford it. Narrowing down your budget before you go home shopping is key. Alder Fine Homes is busy building dream homes in the new Timber Crest neighborhood. Contact us today for info on how one of these homes might be right for you and your family!