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Building Your Dream Home

Constructing — or remodeling — a house is the best thing you’ll ever do. It’s also the most complicated, expensive, and time-consuming task that you’ll ever undertake. The importance of having an experienced realtor in your corner can be very helpful. I understand all aspects of the building process and will work with you to ensure you end up with “YOUR” dream home. I have relationships with several quality builders in our area and can help you with finding the right fit.

Five tips to keep in mind when building your dream home.

  • Know your budget – include costs of construction, tax benefits, funds for the down payment and slush account. 
  • Check the reputation of the builder - you are considering. It is a good idea to interview a few different builders. Quality of work and timing are very important when deciding on your builder. 
  • Build with resale in mind – No matter how much you love the house you are building, it is unlikely that it will be the last house you will ever own. Knowing that you should be mindful of its potential resale value.
  • Think Green – Make sure to do your research to maximize energy efficiency in the design of your new home.
  • Don’t forget the punch list - Part of the final phase of building a new home is to go over your "punch list." A punch list is a list created at the end of construction that shows what needs to still be done or what needs to be repaired on the new construction.
    If you have a real estate agent, it's a good idea to have them participate in the punch list because they are not emotionally attached to your home and may have a better eye for identifying flaws.