7 Steps to Creating a New Home

Building a new home can often be a complex process. But, it doesn't have to be. When you're prepared and you know what to expect, you will have a better chance of getting the exact home you've envisioned and you'll even find yourself enjoying the process

Here are the seven steps to creating a new home from Southland Custom Homes, the leader in custom floorplans in GA.

Step 1: Realize and Then Set Your Goals

Before sitting down with a custom home design specialist, ask yourself the following questions:

Answering these questions will help you realize your goals so you can then set them. Once you have your goals in mind, it's time to start coming up with a plan for meeting them.

Step 2: Determine Your Budget

When it comes to establishing a workable budget for your new home project, it is important to keep in mind not only the cost of building the home but also how the cost of your house will fit in with your future plans. You need to include all of the costs associated with building your home, including the price of the land, the cost of the materials and labor, the design and engineering fees, local taxes and fees, excavation and landscaping costs, and of course, your furniture and appliances.

Step 3: Find and Buy Land Where You Want to Build

If you're having a home custom built for you, then you're going to have to purchase a piece of land to build it on. Start looking for empty lots in the part of town where you want to live. Or, look for cheap properties with older homes that can be torn down and removed. If the location is right, and the price of the home is low enough, you can swap out a portion of your excavation costs for what it will cost to remove a dilapidated building to clear the land.

Step 4: Build Your Team

To get the home you've always wanted, you're going to need to assemble a crack team of professionals, each experienced in their unique trade. You're going to need a builder, a home designer, an architect, an interior designer, a landscape architect, as well as subcontractors like electricians, plumbers, and others. When building your team, always check resources and get estimates from at least three different firms. Many builders, like Southland Custom Homes, offers a full suite of services, including in-house design firms, and this can improve communication and ultimately help save you money.

Step 5: Start Planning

In order for your project to move as smoothly as possible, you need to plan, plan, plan. This is a major endeavor you're taking on, so planning down to the tiniest detail can make a big difference in how easily everything falls into place. You're going to have to making a lot of important decisions, so be ready and you'll be able to make the important call when it's needed.

Step 6: Setbacks Will Happen. Don't Let Them Drag You Down

There has never been a custom home build in the history of man to go off without a hitch. Things happen and sometimes setbacks occur. You need to be prepared and accept the inevitable. Don't get overwhelmed. You have a team of professionals working together on your behalf, so use them to your advantage and you'll find your project will get back on track.

Step 7: Move In and Enjoy Your New Custom Home

There is nothing quite like opening up the front door of your custom new home for the first time. Everything is sparkling and new. You've worked hard, so now it's time to reap your rewards. Look back on the process and enjoy the fruits of your labor.

Contact Southland's Home Builder and Start Looking at Floorplans in GA

Southland Custom Homes is one of the leading on-your-land custom home builders in Georgia. We have everything you need to start dreaming up your new home, including our very own in-house design firm. With our expertise and your vision, we can collaborate to create a true one-of-a-kind house on the land of your choosing.

With over 100 floorplans to choose from and an array of top-of-the-line interior appointments, Southland Custom Homes provides a huge selection of plan options and custom features. Southland Custom Homes will work with new homebuyers to alter specific floorplans so that the finished project is exactly what the buyer wants. If you are looking for a trusted builder of new homes in Georgia, then Southland Custom Homes will be sure to meet and exceed all of your expectations.

Southland Custom Homes is one of the premier Georgia on-your-land builders. We have model showrooms located in Macon (3956 Bloomfield Village Drive, Macon, GA 31206), Dawsonville (837 GA 400 S, Dawsonville, GA 30534), and Marietta (265 N. Fulton PKWY, Marietta, GA 30062). Stop by today to see all that Southland has to offer!

Southland Custom Homes builds in the following locations:

Chattooga County
Crisp County
Dodge County
Emanuel County
Fannin County
Franklin County
Greene County
Habersham County
Hancock County
Harris County
Hart County
Heard County
Johnson County
Laurens County
Madison County
Marion County
Meriwether County
Murray County
Oglethorpe County
Rabun County
Schley County
Stephens County
Sumter County
Talbot County
Tift County
Towns County
Treutlen County
Troup County
Turner County
Union County
Wilcox County