Once you have decided that you want to build a home from scratch, there are many key steps that will take place that you need to be aware of. Your REALTOR° will work with you step by step, but if you have an understanding of what will be happening, you are going to be in a better position to make informed decisions.
The first step in the process is picking out your lot. The lot that you choose is entirely up to you, but there will be a premium for the ‘best lots’. You are going to want to look for usable space. This would entail level areas in the yard. Privacy within a lot is always in high demand as well.
Once you have picked out your lot, the next phase is ground preparation and the pouring of the foundation. This is a key step in the process, and will go directly along with the floor plan that you have chosen. There isn’t much to be done here. Building code will be strictly followed, and there isn’t a lot of trending ideas that pertain to the foundation of your new home.
The next phase is the ‘pre-drywall’ phase. This is the essential portion of the home-building process. You will be able to see the ‘skeleton’ of your home. You will see areas of your home in this step that you will (hopefully) never see again. Everything in this phase is typically above your pay grade (sorry). It is highly recommended that you get a professional home inspector during this step of the process to identify any potential problem areas that would escape the regular individual.
This step is important to understand because if there are problems detected at this point, it isn’t too late. Once the drywall goes up, you aren’t going to want to spend the extra dough to have it come back down. Even foundation issues can be addressed much more easily at this point in the process. Again, the importance of a home inspector during this step can’t be overstated. I have some of the best home inspectors in all of North Carolina that will allow you to be 100% confident that the job is done right the first time.
If you have any questions during this portion of the build, our team can answer them for you. We are here to guide you and make you feel confident. We want to ensure that no question goes unanswered. Communication with your REALTOR° and builder is important in the pre-drywall phase.
While the NAR lawsuit judgment has stirred the real estate world, the industry is far from grinding to a halt. Real estate transactions will continue, and the role of REALTORS® in providing valuable guidance remains unchanged. Consumers should actively engage with their agents, and real estate professionals should focus on the value they bring to the table. The lawsuit is just one chapter in a continuously evolving industry, and both consumers and professionals need to stay engaged and informed.
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