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Essential Steps for Building a Home in Alabama

Purchasing a house is an exciting experience, especially if you are the first owner to ever call that address home. Modern features and floorplans cause many buyers to shop exclusively in the brand new market. If you are looking to build a house in Montgomery, Mobile, or elsewhere in Alabama, follow these essential steps for a successful experience.

Choosing a Lot

Location is key when buying any home, so be sure you love where your new house will sit. The neighborhood and nearby amenities, including shopping and dining are all factors that will affect the value and livability of your home. Lots in Huntsville and other vicinities can be found in a wide price range and choosing one that fits your overall budget is the first step toward success.

Deciding on a Contractor

If the lot you fell in love with is owned by a corporate builder, the choice of who will construct your new residence has already been made. If, however, you need to shop around for a contractor who can make your dreams a reality, look for someone with good communication, clear pricing, and positive reviews.

Securing Financing

Once you've chosen a builder, you will need to secure financing. Be sure to get at least two construction loan estimates to compare. Some builders work with lenders to offer better rates.

Choosing Features

With all the paperwork in place, it's time to choose the layout, fixtures and features that will make you love your new home. Spend plenty of time planning, as these details can help make your home both beautiful and comfortable.



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