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5 Steps To Building Your Dream Home

Building a new home may be something you’ve dreamed of for a long time, and maybe even something you thought was far out of reach. Many people are pleasantly surprised however, that building your dream home is more affordable and easier than what you may have initially thought.

So, if you want to make your dream home a reality when it comes to building and not quite sure where to start – no problem. Our team at Gallery Homes put together these must-follow 5 steps to get you the home you’ve always wanted.

1. Set Some Goals

Even though this step includes all of the following steps we’re about to mention, it just emphasizes its importance. For each step, have goals in mind – what you want to make sure you hit on, along with some plan B’s in place. We recommend creating a list. For example with finances – are you there yet? Or do you still need to work on your finances? Either way, writing your goals down to achieve each step will help you get that much closer to the end goal… living in your dream home!

These goals in place and written down will help you feel successful – especially when each step gets crossed off the finished list. It will also help you organize your thoughts. You’ll find that you’ll get questions throughout the home building process that you never even thought of, or you’ll need to select some alternative options than what you were originally planning on. With knowing your big and small picture goals – you’ll have more ease in making decisions effectively and efficiently.

Also, think about what you envision in your new home – it helps to think in terms of your lifestyle and knowing your needs versus your wants. It’s easy to get distracted along the home building journey, so create a list and stick to it as best as possible.

2. Figure Out Your Finances

Before you even start building, it’s important to make sure that it’s something you can afford. While it’s good to dream big, it’s important to stay within a reasonable budget so that you don’t feel like you’re drowning in mortgage debt, you still have money set aside for the future… and perhaps some for decorating and furnishing your beautiful new home!

3. Determine a Location

If the home you’re planning to build will be your forever home, it’s essential that you decide where it is you want to put down permanent roots. The great thing about working with an established home builder, is that they can help you select a great lot for your home and lend their expertise on recommendations.

Also, definitely check out any of your builder’s communities – often they have some fantastic benefits and amenities!

4. Choose a Builder

The construction team that you choose will play a big role in your life over the entirety of the home-building process. As such, you’ll want to pick a builder who understands exactly what you’re looking for in a dream home.

Be sure to check credentials, read reviews and have a list of important questions you want answered, before making your final decision so that you can be sure you’ve made the right choice.

5. Be Flexible, But Not Too Flexible

Unfortunately, even after you’ve put in the work planning your project, there are likely things that will come up that you’ll have to deal with. There are times when you’ll need to be flexible and times when you’ll need to stand your ground. Know what changes you can live with, and what you can’t – after all this is your investment. However, a great builder will work with you and have your best interest in mind.

Don’t Settle For Less, Build With The Best

If you’re looking to build a beautiful home in Volusia County, consider Gallery Homes of Deland. We have completed more than 500 new-builds for satisfied homeowners and strongly believe that trust is the cornerstone of every home we build.

Schedule a free, no obligation consultation with our home building experts – contact us online or call our team directly at  (386) 738-7000 today!