3 mistakes to avoid building your dream home

On Behalf of | Oct 14, 2022 | Construction Litigation

As you have worked hard to build your life, the time may come to build your dream home.

With the population of Columbia County on a steady path of growth, that means new neighborhoods to build your dream home. Before starting the process, avoid the following to help ensure a smooth build.

1. Choose the wrong builder

Before anything happens, you need to find the right builder. Choosing the wrong one may lead to permit delays, shoddy work and extra hassles that may turn your dream into a nightmare. A solid contractor should have solid credentials, references and willingness to show you past work. The latter enables you to visualize the builders’ capabilities, helping you decide if they have the right mindset to bring your style and personality to life.

2. Miscalculate the budget

While you may have a vision of your dream home, the reality of creating it may not fit your budget. Even if you have gone over every detail with your builder, unexpected delays or situations may arise that mean going over the budget. To avoid that, talk with your builder to help determine an unforeseen-costs budget so you do not have to scramble to come up with more money.

3. Poor communication

Even after putting your faith in your builder, you still have a role in the process. If you avoid constant check-ins or do not visit the site for a walk-through, you may face some unpleasant surprises. These visits offer an opportunity to take photos so you can discuss any concerns or possible changes.

Since you likely plan on living in your dream home for years to come, plan properly to avoid added costs and long-term regrets.