My wife and I found a great lot for a good price in the school district we want to be in. Up until this point we’ve only ever bought “used” homes but as we think about what remodeling projects we want to do combined with the location we really want to be in the thought of building came up. Points to consider are:
-We both work so we would likely need to use a home building company for a “one stop solution”.
-Credit is great and we will have a good chunk for upfront/money down
- We are not in a giant hurry.. a year long timeline is no problem
What can we expect through this process? A few of the templates we’ve seen on builders sites have the right amount of square footage and are in our budget but we have a different layout in mind. Are they going to push hard for us to use one of their templates? Is the cost much higher for a custom layout even if the square footage is the same as their template?
Also, none of the templates include a basement. How much extra does that typically cost?