You’ve decided to build your own custom home. You and your spouse are excited, and you hit the ground running. Picking up some color swatches at your local construction store, you start imagining what the kitchen, dining room, and bathrooms will look like. You’ve always wanted a functional garage, where you can store your belongings and use them without digging through a mountain of things. Although all of this sounds ecstatic—and it is once you move into your new home—you need to find a plot of land to build your house on before any of these dreams are possible.
In this post, Outlook Construction will share X tips on how to choose the best neighborhood for your new home. There are several factors to the perfect community, and we want to help you find it. If you already have a piece of land in mind, great! Give us a call to get started. Otherwise, continue reading this post to learn more.
You may not want to hear this up front, but we’re dedicated to remaining candid with you. It can takes weeks, months, and, in some cases, years to find the perfect piece of land in the best neighborhood for your family. You may find yourself needing more patience than you initially thought needed. However, if you can remain persistent, we’re positive you can find what you’re looking for. Here are some tips:
Many first-time custom home owners get caught up in the excitement that is designing one’s new home. They find the almost-perfect piece of land that’s a little too far of a commute, but the view is breathtaking. What they don’t think about—or they push it aside—is that the two-hour commute one way gets old after six months. Remember to consider every component of your life and how it would translate in this new home. Want a multi-story home? You’ll be ascending and descending stairs for the next thirty years.
When it comes to the community research, do your due diligence. You don’t want to assume anything when it comes to the future of your family. Have you heard that a specific neighborhood has a low crime rate? Go prove it with statistics and talking to more than one or two people in the neighborhood. You can research online or call the local police department for information. Furthermore, make sure your ideal neighborhood is not near any proposed road construction projects like highways or throughways.
Where are the kids’ schools? How far is the grocery store? What’s the commute like to a major town or city? All of this will play a role in your life in your new custom home. Make sure and consider all of these points and more when deciding where to build your new house.
It can be overwhelming to start your new custom home from scratch, but that’s the fun of it. You get to design and build exactly what you want. When you choose Outlook Construction, you get two decades of experience in custom home building. Give us a call today to get started on your new Pocono home!