Beyond House Hunting Tips

Going Beyond House Hunting

House Hunting Tips

You made the decision to buy a new home and began house hunting, only to find that you just can’t seem to find the perfect home, in the perfect location, at the perfect price. So now what? You may want to go beyond house hunting and explore the option of building a new home. Consider the following tips if you decide to forego the vast array of house hunting tips, to build your own dream home.

Choose the Right Home Builder

When exploring the home building process, you will want to find a builder that will be a partner throughout the process, and truly understand what you are looking for in a home. Your first priority when selecting a builder should be the quality of their work. You should feel comfortable asking for references and warranty information, explore model homes, and learn about their building partners and the materials used during construction. If a builder is not willing to share this information—and more—it is time to find a different builder.

Pick a Location

There are few things as important to consider when buying or building a home than its location.  The location of your home will impact the everyday life of you and your family, as well as the value of your investment. From determining which schools kids will attend, to the proximity to work and family and the sense of community, the location of your new home likely will determine just how long you stay.  

Decide on Your Must-Haves, and Negotiate the Rest

One of the benefits of building a home is your ability to pick a home plan that fits the way your family lives. While you may need to keep an open mind to a certain extent, it is just as important to know which details you are not willing to budge on. Consider the number of bedrooms, square footage, garage and storage space, and yard size when designing your home. Think about how you will live in the space, and then be sure your design matches those needs.

The Best of Both Worlds

So you have already decided that despite even the best house hunting tips, you can’t find an existing home that meets all of your needs. But you really have no interest in taking on the lengthy building process necessary to build a new home. If this sounds like you, one of the many inventory homes in Ohio may be the perfect fit for you. Inventory homes are designed and constructed by a custom home builder, without a specific purchaser in mind, which means they are often move-in, or almost move-in ready, and require little effort to bring your dream home to life. And because inventory homes are available in the top neighborhoods throughout Central Ohio, feature different floor plans, and are in all phases of construction, there is still an opportunity to customize some features and details to ensure it has all of those Must-Haves on your list.

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