Why Is Spring The Perfect Time To Start Building Your New Home?
The ground is thawing. The birds are chirping. Trees and flowers are budding. This is the time of year when houses start popping up for sale all over the place. Most people know that spring is the best time to list a home for sale or go house hunting, but did you know that it is also the perfect time to start building a home yourself?
Building A Home Yourself Takes Time
Typically speaking, a new home takes six to eight months to complete. By starting in spring, especially here in the Midwest, you can take full advantage of as much warm weather as possible for the building of your new home. Also, by starting in the spring, with the right planning you may be able to bump your timeline up slightly!
Building A Home Yourself Takes Patience
We have had plenty of clients tell us that starting a building project in the spring made it much easier for them, knowing that they would be in their new homes for the following winter - and the holidays!
Building A Home Yourself Takes Money
Starting in spring means being able to use part of your tax refund to help with the initial deposit on your new home. It also means that you have most likely paid off your holiday bills and are in a good financial state to take out any necessary loans. Granted, building in the winter may save you some money with extra discounts available from contractors who may not have as many projects going at once.
Building A Home Yourself Takes Work
Who wants to be visiting a jobsite when it is cold or icy out? It is much more enjoyable to check in on your contractors and complete your tasks when the sun is shining and the air is warm.
Building A Home Yourself Takes Commitment
This is not a process that a person or family can walk away from halfway through. Building your own home is a labor of love. While it is definitely a worthwhile one, it is time-consuming and will take focus.
In addition to the commitment to the building process, you are also committing to your new neighborhood.
Building A Home Yourself Takes Planning
Knowing how to interview and choose contractors, budget, choose different decor items, choose your floor plan, work with your designer to make sure your home’s flow works well for your family… All of these decisions can be overwhelming. But with proper planning, your headaches down the road and on move-in day will be lessened.
At Homestead Homes, we have been helping people design and build their dream homes since 1995. We provide you with a road map and let you make all the decisions from there. We are currently building throughout the Midwest in Colorado, South Dakota, Nebraska, & Iowa. We would love to help you today in achieving your dream home. Contact us for more information!