Frequently Asked Questions
I want to build a new home. What are the next steps?
Before embarking on your next big project, you have a few things to consider:
- Your budget
- Choosing a lot
- Picking a house layout
- Finding a contractor
Once you know your budget and where you want to build, you can work with a professional home builder to hammer out the other details. A home builder can also help you select a lot, design your home, and build out your team if you need architects or excavators. They can also help you obtain building permits and finalize your project plan, so contacting a home builder is a great place to start.
How long does it take to build a new home?
Building a new home can take anywhere from 6 months to 2 years. It varies on the size of the job, who’s involved, and any planning and permit obtainment that needs to get done.
Generally, for a custom home, you should err on the side of caution. Expect it to take two years—one for planning, one for construction—so you don’t rush it.
Should I build a new home or renovate my current home?
That will depend on your needs, wants, and budget. Sometimes, all you need is a remodeled kitchen and a new home addition to make your house feel like a dream home. But other times, you may have loftier aspirations (and a loftier budget) that necessitate a home built from the ground up.
You should consider building a new home after consulting a contractor to see if it’s within your budget. If your current home is old or in ruin, it may not be worth renovating.
Can I visit the construction site during construction?
Yes! Before visiting, please book an appointment so your builder can escort you safely. The construction site is a work zone and can be dangerous, so we strongly advise you to follow the builder’s safety instructions.
Do you help with site selection?
Yes! Barlowe Brothers Const LLC is happy to help with site selection to ensure our clients get the right plot of land to suit their needs. With our years in the industry, we offer helpful advice and guidance so you can feel confident in your purchase.
Should I buy land before or after I speak with my home builder?
We always recommend buying land after you speak with a home builder to ensure it’s ready for development. But if you’ve already purchased land, don’t worry: a builder can still certainly help you develop it.
What do I need to know about my blueprints?
Your blueprints are what will get you a detailed, accurate estimate for the construction of your new home. At Barlowe Brothers Const LLC, we provide thorough blueprint consultations, so you know how to read them and understand the design of your home.
How can I find a home builder near me?
You’ve found us—and that’s a great start. You can use the Internet to find local home builders, then narrow your search based on reviews and reputation. As a local home builder, we always recommend our clients start by booking a consultation to get a sense of our building process and how we manage the job. That way, they’ll know what to expect at every stage of the project.
If you’re looking for a local home builder, don’t hesitate to get in touch to discuss your project with us. Contact us to book a no-obligation consultation to see what we can do for you.
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