One of the most important caveats of building a custom home is having the lot on which to build. Before you can design the layout or pick the features and finishes that will make it the home of your dreams, you will need to find the right piece of land in the right location. If you’ve found or already own the perfect property, building a home on your own land can be exciting and rewarding, but it might also feel overwhelming.
Start By Hiring A Custom Homebuilder
Whether you already own land or you’re still working on buying your lot, the process of building a home can feel daunting. With so much to consider, the best way to ensure a smooth building process is to work with a custom homebuilder who can guide you from the ground up.
Hiring a homebuilder can save you time, money, and stress as they can help you determine the best use of your land. Custom homebuilders have the experience needed to manage the build from planning and construction through to the finishing touches of design, giving you the peace of mind that your home is built to the highest standards of quality.
At NoCO Custom Homes, we have helped our clients build their dream home regardless of where they start. Some clients come to us needing to find an available lot on which to build, while others come with land they already own and love needing a builder who can make the most of their lot.
If you would like to build a home on your land, NoCO Custom Homes offers years of experience and knowledge along with honesty and integrity. We understand the complexities of building a custom home in Northern Colorado and have invested countless hours of work and diligence to provide our clients with service and workmanship that they can depend on.
For more information, please contact us to schedule a time during which we can go through the process in detail, but here is some basic information to look over before building a home on your lot.
Inspecting Your Lot
Having a piece of land doesn’t guarantee a lot that you can successfully build a home on. There are many variables that must be evaluated to determine if a piece of property is buildable such as jurisdictional regulations and zoning. Other factors that must be looked into include soil, geography, accessibility for utilities, excavation, and placement of the house on the land, among many others.
Before we sign a final contract or break ground, we do our due diligence working closely with our civil engineer and architect to ensure that your land is suitable to build on. Our homes are built to last and if we don’t feel your land will successfully sustain construction, we will be open and honest about the limitations or costs that could come from building on your land.
Customizing Your Home Design
After careful assessment of your land and assurance that it is suitable for construction, we can get to work on finalizing your home’s design starting with architecture and floor plan and progressing towards features and finishes. If you are choosing to build a home on your own land, you may already have a vision of how you want the home positioned in order to make the most of any unique characteristics such as views or natural features of the property. Whether you have design plans in hand or you’d like to explore one of our completely customizable floor plans, our team at NoCO Custom Homes will work alongside you to make your dream a reality. From the overall construction through to the finishing touches, our goal is to build a home that will make the most of your land and exceed your expectations for life in your custom home. Every element of your home design is chosen carefully and executed with quality to give you a home that adds value and beauty to any property.
Financing Your Construction
Regardless if you are making payments on the land or not, there is a lot to take into account in order to estimate the budget for a custom home build and then secure the financing for it. Estimating the cost of your build requires a significant amount of meticulous planning. Everything from architecture and civil engineering to lumber and materials must be carefully calculated to provide you with an accurate number to take to the bank. Construction of custom homes most often is financed by a construction loan that is later refinanced into a mortgage loan after the house is complete.
At NoCO Custom Homes, we start with a conceptual design of your home that serves as a guide as we gather quotes for materials and from contractors to establish a projected budget. Years of experience have provided us with a good understanding of how financing works, but we have also developed trusted relationships with lenders and bank contacts in order to provide you with as much support as possible in this aspect of your build.
Ensuring Quality Every Step Of The Way
By working with NoCO Custom Homes, you can feel confident that every aspect of your home build will be handled with the highest quality of service. From acquiring permits and scheduling inspections to framing and insulation, through to decorative finishes and a one-year builder warranty after completion, our team is committed to giving you a positive and enjoyable home building experience. We guide you through every part of the process while working hard to make sure that everything is done to the highest standards.