Building a new home in the Brazos Valley begins long before laying the foundation. Building a new home requires a considerable investment of time and money. Small mistakes can add up and become very costly over time. To avoid making them during the process of construction, think of these 5 steps before you begin.

1. Make a Budget and Stick to It

How much is needed to build your new home and can you afford it? It is likely that you will require a construction loan or a mortgage. Knowing precisely how much your new home is going to cost and how long it will take to complete it will help you plan and alter your budget. Once you make your budget make sure you and your builder stick to it. Make sure there are no last minute changes midway into the project.

2. Pick Your Lot

Whether you want to build a new home in a suburban development in the Brazos Valley or in the scenic countryside, you will need to select the land before you look at floor plans or other details. Factors such as floodplain restrictions, drainage, soil condition, building and zoning codes will need to be looked into.

3. Bring in the Experts

In the Brazos Valley, you will need a team of professionals to design and build your new home. Of course, you will need an experienced builder. Make sure you do your homework on this one and hire a reputed and experienced builder. You might also need a surveyor, an excavator and an architect. Usually your builder will do it all for you.

4. Floor Plans

If you have chosen to work with a production home builder, you will have to choose among one of the numerous stock plans from the builder’s catalog. You could suggest minor modifications in fixtures, room sizes or other details. If you are planning to build a new custom home that will be custom-designed, you can start from scratch. You can communicate your needs and requirements to your custom home builder and he will design a custom blueprint based on your requirements and specifications. You will soon have a new custom home in the Brazos Valley in which you will spend many years.

5. Contract Negotiation

Make sure everything is written down on paper and has been signed by all the parties involved before you build a new home – the builder, contractor, the designer or architect and by you. The contractor should be as detailed as possible.