Let’s take a look at some of the biggest regrets in homebuilding and how you can avoid them.
Not Paying Enough Attention to the Neighborhood
Sometimes people get so involved in the floor plan and the décor of their new house that they overlook one of the most important aspects of home ownership: Where you live is every bit as important as the home you build. Take the time to scope out the neighborhood where you plan to build. Is it convenient?What will the neighborhood be like in 10 years? What do the other homes in the community look like? Saddlebrook Properties builds in nine beautiful communities that you can check out here. But don’t just look at online pictures. Visit any neighborhood you’re considering and get a first-hand look.
Not Building the Right Size Home
This is one of those regrets that can work both ways. Sometimes people end up building more home than they need. It’s actually more common, however, that people buy too small. One problem some homeowners run into is that they often want to add space (an office, a craft room, a media room) after some time. Unfortunately, it generally costs more to add space later than it does to build it to begin with. How do you know what size is right? That’s why it’s important to figure out how much square footage you really need before you start building.
Not Planning for the Future
It’s very easy to look exclusively at your current needs when building a new home. But if you plan to be in your home for 10 or 15 years your needs may change.Here’s a look at some information about how to choose a home to fit your long-term needs.
Ignoring Smart Upgrades
There are times when prospective homeowners are so focused on price that they overlook value. While it’s really important to set a realistic budget and hold to it, there are some upgrades that just make sense for your lifestyle.Here’s a look at five upgrades that increase the value of your new home—and can make it a much more comfortable and convenient place to live. Keep in mind that—just like adding some extra space—it’s often much more cost-effective to make these upgrades up front than it is to replace things later.
Building a new home should be something you look forward to and that you enjoy for years to come. By keeping an eye on some of the common regrets mentioned here, you can assure yourself of a home you’ll love to live in for a long, long time!