3 Things to Know When Building a Home

So, you’ve made the decision to build your new home from the ground up. How exciting! There are many benefits to purchasing a new construction home, such as having the ability to customize your finishes, integrate more technology, and obtain a new home warranty! That being said, there are a few things to keep in mind when building your new home. 

Consider Your Lifestyle When Choosing a Floorplan 

With so many floorplans to choose from, it can seem overwhelming! Carefully consider how this home will fit your needs, both now and in the future. Do you host a lot of large gatherings? You might need a larger kitchen, living room or backyard. Do you work from home? You might need a private, dedicated office space. Are you planning on expanding your family? This will help determine the overall size you’ll need your new home to be.  

Pro Tip: Don’t forget to account for your storage needs! Carefully consider any closet spaces, garages and other built-ins you may need. 

Understand Your Timelines Will Be Longer 

As you can imagine, when building a home from the ground up, the timeline for moving in will be much longer than if you were to choose an existing home. Luckily, an experienced homebuilder will be able to execute your home’s construction in the most timely manner possible. Once the lot has been secured and the design has been finalized, you could be ready to move into your new home in as little as six months!   

If you want the benefits of a new construction home but hope to move in sooner, a quick move-in home could be a perfect option! 

 Location, Location, Location 

There’s a reason people always say “location, location, location!” – it is crucial when choosing your next home, new-build or existing. There are many factors to consider when deciding where to build your new home, such as your lifestyle, safety, nearby schools, proximity to work, as well as the location’s value and growth potential! It’s a lot to consider but your home’s location will ultimately have a huge impact. 

Building your new home is an exciting process, but it’s important to find a team you can trust! At Pulte Mortgage, new construction lending our specialty. Our innovative technology and streamlined processes allow us to work hand-in-hand with your PulteGroup homebuilder to closely coordinate the financing with the construction of your home. Nobody knows your homebuilder’s process better than we do.  

To learn more about our process, visit our website!