Nothing is quite as exciting, complex, and costly as building a new home. It can be a bit scary, as well. It’s likely the most money you’ve ever spent, and may well be the most money you’re ever going to spend on a single purchase. The money is well spent when you consider how much of your life is going to be spent in the new home. You and your family will most likely spend the majority of your lives in your home. This should be a careful and considered decision.
When beginning the project, it is important to plan ahead. Not only are you building for your current needs, but for future needs as well. These needs may include not only your and your spouse’s idea of a perfect home, but incorporate the requirements of other family members. For example, if you have children or plan to, that may affect the layout and design you choose. Even if you don’t have children, there’s always the chance that elderly family members may need to move into the home at some point in the future. Also, consider your wishes to aging in place or planning to more to assisted living.
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Considerations for Building Your New Home
Consider the lot and the neighborhood where you want to live. Obviously, you want to find an area that not only has a great value but also will hold or increase the value. Don’t forget to study the surrounding neighborhoods as well. Is it an area that seems prosperous for local businesses? Depending on your needs and the type of area you prefer, things may change for better or worse over time. If you prefer the seclusion of a rural area, you’ll want to make sure not to build in an area where a slew of shopping centers may spring up in the near future. If you prefer the convenience of the city, you’ll want to make sure to choose a neighborhood that isn’t going to become crime ridden and lose value.
Considerations for Choosing Home Builders
Licensed professional homebuilders should be capable of consulting with you to advise on many of the important considerations for choosing the type of house to build, the ideal lot, and the characteristics of the surrounding area. An experienced contractor has addressed your concerns with previous clients and has proven methods of dealing with them. At BC West Building Company, we provide the knowledge of experience with each of our clients and every project. We have demonstrated a proven ability to foresee the solutions to all your concerns, often before you even realized there was a concern.
The Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection provides a wealth of information on choosing a homebuilder and the protections provided by law for CT consumers. Most important, be sure your contractor is registered with the state as a New Home Contractor with the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection. Connecticut state law provides certain protections to new homebuyers, but the most important way to protect yourself and your investment when taking on a home construction project is to be very well informed.
Here are links to the state website for consumer protection and their new home fact sheet.
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BC West Building Company, LLC, provides a wide range of services and we deliver each one of those services with professionalism, integrity, and over ten years of experience. As homebuilders we approach every new home building project with craftsmanship and responsible implementation. Our goal is for you to enjoy your new home with the knowledge of exquisite workmanship and attention to detail. We’ll work with yo to transform your ideas into the home you’ve always dreamed of owning. Let’s start the conversation as to why we should be home builders of choice. Give us a call today to start planning your new dream home.