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3 Things to Do Before Your New Home Construction Begins

When only a custom-built home will meet your needs, you can get the home of your dreams for less by choosing modular. But modular homes still require much of the same pre-build consideration and work. Here’s a quick 3-step guide to preparing for new modular home construction.

Step 1: Financing

Construction on your new modular home cannot begin until financing is solidified. So that’s the first step—securing a home loan from a reliable lender. Be sure to ask about opportunities available for first-time homebuyers and veterans. 

Having financing in place will define your budget, so you know what types of customizations you can afford.

Step 2: Create a House Plan

Creating a house plan has two parts:

  1. Outline every fixture and feature you want in your dream home. Things to consider include:
    1. Floor plan—do you want all the bedrooms on one side of the house or for common areas to create a separation between the master suite and guest/children’s bedrooms? How many bedrooms do you want? How many bathrooms?
    2. Storage needs—how much cabinet space is adequate? Do you need walk-in closets? Do you plan on using garage space for storage, utility or work?
    3. Interior comfort needs—do you want ceiling fans? What type of HVAC system will most effectively keep your home warm or cool? Do you prefer carpet or tile?
  2. Meet with your builder to understand what features and fixtures are possible and fit in your budget.

Developing a house plan first by yourselves and then with your builder is very important so that your builder knows how to customize your modular home and you have realistic expectations in light of your budget, structural issues, safety codes, etc.

Step 3: Ask for a Timeline

Although modular homes take less time to build than conventional homes because they are not subject to weather delays, not every feature needs to be decided before construction starts. However, to ensure your modular home construction stays on schedule, ask your builder when you have to have certain feature selected, including:

  • Cabinets and countertops
  • Flooring
  • Light fixtures

Of course, whenever you have questions or would like to explore more options, ask. Contact Fiesta Homes to get started customizing an affordable new home.

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