The point of building a brand new home is to give yourself the life and comfort that you can’t get from a rental. However, there are practical factors that you would need to consider if you intend to build your long-term residence from the ground up. Here are a few of the basic pointers.
Upkeep – When you build a big new home, you would need a big budget to construct and maintain it. Determine your present and future sources of income. Does your current job assure you that you can pay the bills and still maintain your current lifestyle? Do you intend to rise in the ranks so can repay whatever loans you made in completing your house? If it’s a hard no, please reconsider your options.
Family Size – Keep in mind that your intention is to have your future family live with you in your new house. How big a family do you want? Does your blueprint allow you to design your rooms for more children through the years? Remember, just because you want a big family, it doesn’t automatically mean you need a big house.
Neighbourhood – Think about how convenient your new location will be. What schools, workplaces and recreational spots are there within the vicinity? What kind of neighbourhood will you have and how comfortable are you with adjusting to the local holidays, customs, and quirks? Seek what is best for the future of your home, your future family and yourself. You’re moving in for you, not for anyone else.
Legacy – What you build will not be easy to change once the place has been set. Eventually, you will be leaving this home to your partner or children. Make sure that once you are no longer with your family, they will remember you well with a home that’s easy to update, modify and maintain.
In the end, your future family is your biggest investment and not the house. Besides, you need to be able to enjoy living in your house for it to be called a home.