If your home is where your heart is, then you want to be sure to be careful when building, and watch your home, contractors, subs, etc. carefully. The end result of your home is going to be a big deal, so you want to be sure to know what to watch for, and look out for. Consider the following:
Research your community
You are going to love your home, but you also need to love where it is built. With home building, location is everything. So, watch to make sure you do not get taken advantage of, and that no one convinces you to build somewhere that is not ideal. Make sure that the community you are moving into is one that suits your lifestyle. Check out the neighbors, will you be able to handle living near them for several years? Can you have pets? Does the community have the cultural activities you enjoy? Is it affordable? You may want to live there, but if you can't afford the monthly dues, mortgage, etc. that comes with living in that community, it is best to avoid it.
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