The whole process of home ownership entails a lot of intricate details that without the understanding of the process and proper information, it can be discouraging to proceed. Building a home while carrying with it an unparalleled excitement can also be a complicated and challenging venture. The process will begin with finding the right location for the home you are building. This means you have to find the land developer on the location you are targeting to see your home standing.
Next step would be finding an architect to design your home based on your projections and images of what you need and require for every part of the house. Discussing all the details with the architect will help him draw up a design with the corresponding floor plans which should be exactly what you were imagining it to be. No details should be left out so that the architect can integrate and include all the specifications that you have given pertinent to the houses appearance, function and use.
Having the floor plans ready is a signal for you to finding home builders Lakeview are teeming with and start interviewing them for short listing. You can start asking friends, relatives or colleagues who they know can be a good home builder for your project. You should be able to shortlist three home builders from which you will pick one to build your home. Checking their credentials, qualifications, licenses, permits, insurance, home portfolio, list of clients, and credit standing should provide you with a good judgment on the right home builder for your project. You can ask for the addresses of their recent projects and an ocular inspection will make you see the quality of workmanship they have. Asking the owners of those projects will also help you gauge their capability.
Having asked the home builders Lakeview homeowners have recommended for quote on the project, you can make a comparison to see who submitted the best offer. This part is critical as you need to understand and be clear that you and the home builders are on the same page in terms of the materials, construction methods, estimated completion date, etc. The last thing you would want is any misunderstanding on any of those things as that could cause you additional expense, disappointment or dissatisfaction. Whenever you discuss anything with the home builder, you should take down notes and ask them to confirm in writing what had just been discussed and agreed upon.
After you have chosen the home builder with the best offer, take time to arrange for a lawyer to draft a contract for you and the home builder, spelling out all the terms and conditions agreed upon, from starting date, to material procurement, method of payment, to completion date. Make sure that all the stipulations are properly reviewed before signing. At this time, your home builder will have submitted all documentary requirements pertinent to their permits and licenses, insurance coverage, etc. An important first step for them is securing the permit for the construction of the house before any activity commences. During construction, you have to initiate periodic inspections to make sure that work done and completed is according to the working plans.
Essentially, the success of having your home built according to the specifications lies on a good knowledge of what the plans specify. You may arrange for the architect to make periodic inspections as well to verify that the right materials were used, proper construction procedures were followed. The quality of your home will greatly depend on its level of adherence to the plans. By completion date you should be able to see your dream home standing proudly just the way you imagined it in your mind.