The home-building process looks a little different for every family. However, some basic steps will always apply when building homes on your land, whether it’s modular or a traditional home.
First of all, you’ll need to think about who you want building homes on your land. You should look for a professional and competent home builder with lots of experience navigating the home-building process. The home-building process will continue to change, so now is a great time to look into modular homes.
A good way to find your potential home builder is by talking to trusted friends and family. See if they have any recommendations for builders to work with (or avoid!) Then, you should do your research online. See what the reviews say – both positive and negative. Make sure you are hiring someone who is familiar with the process, willing and able to walk you through everything, and will complete the job correctly and within your budget.
Think carefully about what your ideal location is before building homes on your land. Are you looking to stay near work or make sure your kids attend a certain school? Maybe you want to be close to family or friends, or maybe you’d prefer being off the grid. You’ll want to think about how much space you want – both for your home and for the land as a whole. You’ll also have to consider zoning, permitting, and foundation choices.
Before you can start building homes on your land, you’ll need to think about what you want your ideal space to look like. How do you envision using the property in the future? Will you have lots of guests over and need room to entertain? Are you planning to work from home so you need office space? Once you answer these questions, you’ll be ready to build the home that’s perfect for you.