Choosing a Design for Your New Home

Most families want a home that suits their lifestyle needs. While homebuying may allow for easy relocation, new home construction offers ultimate comfort since all amenities that future occupants need will be included in the draft. If you are one of those who want a newly built home, here are some tips for choosing the right house plan.

 

The planning stage of a home building project may take weeks or months, especially if the design includes a number of unique amenities. During this stage, you can carefully figure out the number of bedrooms and bathrooms you want, where the kitchen should be located, whether you want a sunroom or a game room, etc. Consider both aesthetics and functionality in making your choices. Continue reading

Tips for Choosing a Floor Plan When Buying a Home

There’s nothing quite like buying your first home. Since owning a home is a large step in life, you undoubtedly want to find the best home you can right off the bat.

To that end, you’ve probably browsed several kinds of home designs by now. If yes, chances are you’ve since had your eye on different floor plans. In cases like these, how do you choose the perfect floor plan? Here are a few tips to help you out: Continue reading

Qualities of Modern-style Homes

Newly-built homes are great choices for first home buyers because these types are designed specifically for the modern man or woman. However, how can you tell if a home truly carries a modern style? Here are some clues to watch out for:

Modern homes are energy-efficient

Take a look at the roof. Do you see clay tiles or slate? While these are durable roofing materials, they are not as energy-efficient as metal roofs. Take a glimpse at the siding. Stucco and stone are attractive choices for siding, but when energy-efficiency is the game, then wood, standard aluminum, steel, or vinyl siding are the top choices. Continue reading

Tips on Buying a House and Land Package

Investing in a house and land is no easy feat. You have to be prepared and cautious with your choices to avoid costly mistakes. Here are some practical considerations when buying a house and land package:

Settle your budget and finances

As with anything, never bite off more than you can chew. Determine a budget that you’re comfortable with or an amount– including taxes and other overheads– that you can easily pay off. See if you will be eligible for government assistance, and talk to trusted lenders like banks and building societies for loans with low-interest rates. Continue reading