Understand the basics of the home building process – Part 1

Step 1: Home Building Basics


Building a new home is the largest investment most people will make in their lifetime, so it is important to get it right the first time. The understandable question that we’re asked time and time again is: “What does it cost to build a house?”

As you’ve guessed, it’s not an easy question to answer. But we’ll teach you how.

This Guide

This guide will take you step-by-step through the complex process of learning what goes into designing and building your dream home, the impact that the lot will have on the design, understanding primary building cost, and making sure that you and your builder are on the same page so that your home construction is on time and on budget.

Knowledge Relieves Anxiety

As you go through each step along the journey to your new, custom-built home, you will need to hire several experts from several disciplines, who will have to work together to ensure that your new home comes together as a whole.

By learning what to expect well in advance, you’ll be able to develop a budget that will cover all contingencies and ensure a relatively stress-free time period while you wait for the day when you can move into your new house and start making it your home.


BWthe-tumalo-under-construction-100Everyone has a dream of what they want their home to look like – the number of rooms, the view, the amenities. And they know the setting in which they’d like the home to be placed. The setting is the land on which the home will be built – corner lot in a housing development, close to a lake, with a territorial view, on a slope, etc.  The complexity of the setting, and the climate in the region where the home is being built affects the cost of the build.

You may have had a piece of property for years, just waiting for the time when you’re ready to build it. Or you may have purchased a property with structures already on it which you’ll remove so your builder can start anew…or you are looking for an empty lot to build on.

Each instance will have a different impact on how your home will be designed and built, and, again, its ultimate cost.

Choosing Your Builder

After all your preparation comes perhaps the most important part of the process – the putting together of the home itself – the crafting of it, you might say – using quality materials and following all building codes, by an experienced and knowledgeable home builder.

Following the instructions in our ebook: A Guide to Hiring a Custom Home Builder will help you choose the right builder for your project.

Our goal is to ensure that you have all the information necessary so you can make informed decisions about every step of the process of building your dream home.

Part 2 -Understand the basics of the home building process

What Fees and Expenses Are Typically Associated?

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