In case you are planning to build your dream home instead of going for a ready-made one, there is no need to hurry. The success of your project depends on thorough research.
Before interrupting your finances in building your dream home, think of the following tips;
Consider the Resale Value
Whereas it is good to own a home, it is equally important to note that it might not be yours forever. That is why it is vital to keep resale value in mind. Your home must one day in future offer a good return on investment [ROI].
Must Be Energy Efficient
Most buyers today are more concerned about energy efficiency. Building a home with the least cooling, heating, and operating is vital though it is not necessary that you resell it. Your doors, windows, and insulation must be put as energy efficiency appliances. Consult your contractor on the materials to be used and their energy star rating. Then choose those with the least efficiency standards. Before going for any material, think of cool roof colors, radiant barriers, and low E window coatings.
A building can keep up its resale value for its energy efficiency and if it’s Green Certified. From water pipes to HVAC ducts and flooring, the materials are available. The basics of green construction are easily sourced and sustainable materials. Green Certification also include; your resource management, lot development, and efficient water systems. For more information on this issue, go to the National Green Building Association [NGBA].
Have Neighborhood Comparison
Your building must look like those homes in your surroundings. Do not go by far over the least home price. Doing so can negatively affect your resale value. Try to match your new home with those in the neighborhood. Avoid over-improving your home more than others do. This can lead to losses in your resale figures.
Although your dream home must have all your desired features, avoid inexplicable designs, inconveniences, or even being too odd. Some decisions might be costly or difficult to change. For things such as driveway materials, floor plans, or roofing, traditional finishes and layouts are a better choice. This is as compared to those, which are customized. This attracts a suitable number of clients when it comes to reselling your building. In adding a distinctive touch, simple fixes like décor and wall color can do. These are economically easy to adjust where necessary.