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Beginner Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Custom-Built Home

Designing and building your custom home can be an exciting yet challenging time. You don’t want to make it harder on yourself by committing one of these mistakes. When you partner with Paul Gray Homes, you can rest assured we have the experience needed to work through the important details and navigate the home-building process to ensure you get the home of your dreams.

Budget Issues

You may have a set budget in mind for what you can afford to spend to build your home. Make sure you take a comprehensive look at all the costs before setting a maximum amount or you may find yourself over budget quickly. Things like property taxes, insurance, and maintenance fees should all be included. Materials upgrades and design details can also add up and throw your budget out of wack.

Future Needs

A home that only works for your needs for 3-5 years doesn’t do you much good further down the road. Will your family expand at some point? Do you want to go up and down 2 flights of stairs as you get older? These decisions apply to the overall layout of your home and to your design choices as well. You want to combine form and function without comprising either. Invest in quality materials that stand up to the test of time.

Wrong Neighborhood

The lot you build on is part of your overall cost, and it’s not something you’ll want to cut corners on. A great lot in a great location instantly adds value to your home. Consider your homesite carefully for size and location within your community. Make sure you thoroughly check out the neighborhood that you’ll be living in for traffic, schools, and amenities.

Decision Making

We know there are a lot of decisions to make throughout the course of designing and building your custom home. Second-guessing yourself can only cause stress and delays. You can count on our team to put your doubts to rest and provide expert opinions to make it as easy as possible for you. You’ll also want to avoid the mistake of not making timely selections to avoid any delays in the schedule.

Our experienced team will listen to what you want in your home and create the perfect luxury custom home for you! Contact us to learn more about building your dream home. Call Paul Gray Homes today at 316-990-0000!