New Build Series: Plan Some More

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series New Home Build Series
Adjustments To Your Subdivision Home

This is a bit of a shopping list of random smaller stuff that is worth considering for your build. There’s no real order here, just a big list of things that might save you headaches, or money, later.

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New Home Build: Upgrades

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series New Home Build Series
Be Picky About Your Upgrades

Our philosophy on upgrades was to add the things that are nearly impossible to change later on. Builder upgrades tend to be a lot more expensive than paying contractors after the fact, so wise choices at this stage could easily save you tens of thousands of dollars.

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New Home Build: Live In Your Plan

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series New Home Build Series
Live In Your Floor Plan . . .

We followed some advice given to us by a realtor friend. Post up the couple of floor plans you’re considering where you live now, and at the end of every day, discuss how you would have lived in the new house. Do it for two weeks. Try to imagine the day you just lived in different weather, times of year, perhaps with a larger family. If you do this for two weeks you will likely eliminate a number of floor plans you thought were quite good. Plus you will likely end up making some changes to the winning plan to better fit your lifestyle.

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Location, Location, Location

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series New Home Build Series
Location, Location, Location!

That’s a cliche. But it’s so true. Picking a location is not just about what town or what street, it’s also about what side of the street, how close to the corner, and a whole lot of other little details that make a big difference to your quality of life.

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