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How to make good decisions when buying newly constructed homes

As you move through the building of your new home, you’ll have many decisions to make.

This can feel overwhelming for some people, and others love every second of it. Be prepared by knowing your personality and knowing some of the decisions that will be up to you.

How to make the best choices for you – a good practice is to categorize these decisions based on when the builders need to see the information. This way, you have deadlines established for your various choices. It can help you to stay organized as you research your options and determine what the best choice for you is.

What will you have to choose potentially?

The choices you make will depend on your preferences and what your builder allows. Your new construction builder type will play a part in which of these decisions you have to make and what parameters.

  • Lot/Land
  • Homeplan Choice and Elevations
  • Plan Modification upgrades/downgrades
  • Final Plan Modification Approval
  • Exterior Paint
  • Exterior Accents (stone, brick, etc.)
  • Exterior Siding and Design Elements
  • Appliances
  • Electrical
  • Wiring – Standard and Media
  • Plumbing and Fixtures
  • Cabinet Finishes
  • Wood Floor Stain
  • Cabinet Hardware
  • Tile
  • Interior Paint
  • Lighting
  • Carpet
  • Landscaping

Overall it can be hard to make all of the choices. You can narrow your choices by establishing a house design brief so your home looks consistent and aligns with your decor preferences. Are you going for a more farmhouse or modern look and feel? Depending on which, you will narrow what you select. Also, think about the cleaning requirements for some of your choices. It can be so frustrating if you love the look of a light fixture but realize down the road it is tough to clean. Take this into account in your decision-making. Overall, please make a list of what is important to you and stick to it! You will be so happy you did, and your builder will appreciate you too.

When you are ready to get started on the home building process we’ll be happy to answer your questions and get you started on the right path. Call 307-635-0303 or sign up online to schedule an appointment with one of our Cheyenne realtors!

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