Building a Home? Ask Yourself These 3 Questions First
If you’re planning to build a new home, you’re likely getting advice from a lot of different sources. Friends, family, and associates are providing assistance with stories and referrals to real estate agents and contractors, but before you decide to enter today’s housing market, you should ask yourself a few serious questions.
Why do I want to build a home in the first place?
Despite the financial aspects that may be restricting you from building a home, ask yourself why you began considering building a home to begin with. According to a recent National Housing Survey, the top reasons why people want to buy or build a home are as follows:
- It provides a good place to raise children and allows them access to a good education.
- It provides a safe place for you and your family.
- It provides additional space for your family.
- It allows you to control your living space for remodels and renovations.
No matter your motivating factors, you should assess the strengths and weaknesses of your current housing situation and determine whether or not that space can provide you with the majority of your desires. If not, it’s time to make a change.
What’s the current market like?
Any real estate agent will tell you that there are good and bad times to buy a house. The housing market has its ups and downs, making it difficult to anticipate trends in the market. It’s a seller’s market in the Seattle area thanks to an economic boom, making it a difficult time to be a first-time homebuyer. But many potential buyers don’t consider building a new construction as a viable financial alternative or simply consider the process too complex to take on.
Can I afford to build or buy?
There are many ways to save on your custom build. Doing some of the work yourself or buying a prefabricated structure are decent alternatives, but what if you could design the home of your dreams while enjoying the low price that comes with a prefab? HomeStyling Designs and UBuildIt is the perfect compromise for homeowners on a budget who don’t want to sacrifice their potential dream home. Our guided process provides you the freedom to design your desired home while saving up to 30% by using UBuildIt rather than a general contractor.
Find out more about our process by contacting HomeStyling Design. Our unique process and partnership with UBuildIt has allowed hundreds of homeowners realize their dream homes without the exorbitant costs associated with a general contractor. Give us a call today for a free consultation!