Building a new home can feel like a daunting process, especially if you have never done it before. However, when the homebuilding process is broken down into individual steps, it seems like a much more realistic venture. Visualizing the process one step at a time makes the first step feel more like a normal stride and less like a giant leap.
The longer the homebuilding process takes, the more the costs can add up. This is one reason it is so important to know what to expect before jumping in with both feet. Understanding the typical timeline before starting makes it possible to plan ahead. The more preparation you can do in advance, the more efficient and cost-effective the process will be.
It’s also important to understand your responsibilities as a homeowner throughout the process. Although the construction crew does all the physical heavy lifting, you must take an active role in the process in order for it to be successful. You as the homeowner are an integral part of the team, and the job includes making decisions in a timely manner and managing certain aspects of the project.