Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The Top Tips That Lead To Self Build Success


Are you thinking about building a house instead of buying one? Good call because building a home is truly the only way to secure your dream property. There is a problem, though, and it isn’t tiny. Constructing a house from scratch is a challenging task. In fact, it’s one of the hardest and most bothersome jobs on the planet. Of course, you need it to go as smoothly as possible to avoid a heart attack, and the good news is that is possible. All you have to do is follow a couple of helpful tips and everything should be A-okay. Now, where are you going to find said advice?

Don’t Dismiss Land

Do you want to know the most infuriating part of building a house? It’s driving past a piece of land you thought wasn’t good enough only to see a magnificent building on the horizon. It means you were wrong and someone else took a chance and came up trumps. But, the only reason they were right was that they didn’t let the land appeal get in the way. Yes, finding a perfect plot may not be easy if the house and land design aspect isn’t your forte. However, some people can point you in the right direction as long as you are willing to open your mind.

Build A Budget As Big As The House

Sorry to burst your bubble, but your current budget probably isn’t going to be enough. Sure, that sounds a little facetious now, yet everything will become clear in the future. The reality is that self-builds eat up money as if it grows on trees. Technically, it does, but that is beside the point! The point is that cash isn’t easy to come across, and that can put the project in jeopardy if you don’t have the resources. After all, your team won’t work for free. As a result, try and save as much money as possible even if you feel like you have plenty.

Get Relevant Permits

Just because you buy a plot of land doesn’t mean that you can build a home. Yep, this is true even if you own the land because the local authority or your neighbours may object. So, it’s essential that you check whether a permit is likely to be granted before signing. Otherwise, the investment could blow up in your face unless you like owning land with zero potential. Even though you can never be sure, the people in charge should be able to give you a clear indication.

Never Pay Upfront

As a rule, people get paid in arrears. What does this mean? It means you do not get paid for work in advance. Usually, it takes a week or a month before you see a paycheck and the contractors should be the same. As soon as you pay them upfront, you lose all leverage. Plus, it’s a sign that they are taking advantage or aren’t trustworthy. So, anyone that says they need the money now is either testing you or lying.

Either way, the answer should be an emphatic no!

xxo
Kim

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