When you choose to build an Asheville custom home instead of purchasing one, it’s important to think through every decision thoroughly to make sure your home will fit all of your needs. Over the years we’ve been in this industry, it’s been a pleasure to work with amazing clients building incredible and carefully planned homes. We thought we’d share some thoughts on what made these homes so successful and what you might want to avoid when you’re gearing up to build!
A Restriction in Deed
Have you carefully reviewed your deed restrictions? This is a must-do step before choosing the location of your Asheville custom home. Deed restrictions can be strict and may greatly reduce the freedom you have with your own property. From what kind of objects you can have in your front yard and how many cars can be in your driveway, to the color of your home or whether you can build a storage shed, these restrictions limit your options considerably. Before purchasing your new home’s lot, dig into the deed restrictions carefully and make sure they don’t infringe on the life you’d like to lead.
Location, Location, Location!
It all starts here. It can be tempting to get excited about a plot of land without truly thinking it through, but we caution against that. First, you want to think about how the location you’d like to buy will affect your daily life. What is your commute to work like from that spot? Are there grocery stores nearby that you like to frequent? Is the neighborhood already packed or completely remote? A big consideration should also be noise level. Are you located near a fire station or hospital? If so, think about how your day-to-day will be affected by frequent sirens. Is the plot by a busy street? You’ll need to truly consider the spot before committing. We recommend visiting at different times of the day and doing research about the land and its surrounding areas.
Dream Budget vs. Realty
There’s a lot the internet can tell you about the cost of building a custom home, but it’s better to sit down with the professionals and hammer out the details before you get your heart set on a specific number. While you may be able to guestimate how much certain aspects of your custom home may cost, there’s a lot more that goes into the build and design of this type of project than you may expect. At Brock Builders, we are lucky to be owned by a former accountant and we work hard to design realistic budgets that match your dream home with quality. Skip the guessing and start a conversation to make sure you’re fully prepared for the project!
And While We’re Talking Budget…
We know it’s important for you to feel like you’re getting a quality Asheville custom home that meets your budget. But if that means selecting a home builder that offers to do the work for less, you may want to stop and think things through. It’s great to find a deal but when it comes to your home, you want to think about the long term. Make sure you’re choosing an experienced home builder that won’t cut corners to deliver your house while staying on budget. It’s worth investing in the right choice rather than spending years regretting your home builder selection and possibly needing more work done later on to correct mistakes.
At Brock Builders, we have honed our skills for both unmatched custom home building and a rigorous adherence to our client’s budget. We love helping clients avoid every one of these mistakes by guiding them through the process of building an Asheville custom home! Are you ready to begin? We’d love to hear from you!