This summer and fall is the perfect time for starting a custom home building project. If you are thinking about a new community for your family to call home, here’s how to get underway.
Find the Perfect Spot
If you don’t already own land for custom home building, you’ll want to visit a few communities where property is available. As you look around, consider these questions:
- Is this community the right location for you and your family?
- How will moving here affect your daily commute?
- What amenities does the community offer? Do they fit your family’s lifestyle and activities?
- What school district is the community in?
- Are there restrictions that will affect the design of your future home?
- Are you close enough to the places you like to go or things you like to do?
We recommend securing your lot before spending time sketching out ideas for floor plans. Your specific lot’s topography and characteristics will affect the home’s design, so once you’ve chosen a community, consider the available lots:
- Are they the size you prefer?
- What will the neighborhood look like when it’s built-out?
- Will you be able to have a view?
- Is there room for outdoor living spaces and the size home you prefer?
- Do the lots have the privacy or connectedness you want?
The Right Time for Custom Home Building
With property reserved or purchased, your custom home building project can be set in motion. A project like this typically requires a year from when you start the design to project completion. During this time, you’ll create a home that truly captures your dreams and lifestyle. Your inspiration will come to life as the plans are drawn up, and you get to choose all the little touches that make a custom home one of a kind.
By starting this summer and fall, you can take advantage of:
- Favorable mortgage rates that are at historical lows
- A good market to sell if you own a home currently
- Good weather in the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area