The following is intended to be a buying guide for those interested in having a home built in Charlotte. Of course, there is no way this short article can tell you everything you need to know, but I hope it will serve as a good starting point.
One thing you should bear in mind is that people go to school for many years to become architects. Respecting the expertise of your architect is very important. There is a fine line to be walked here, and not everyone can do it. On the one hand, you need the expertise that this person has. At the same time, you have the results that you desire. Finding the right compromise between these two factors is key.
Which brings us to background checking and contracts. Do make sure to look into the background of any company or individual that you have working on your home. Do make sure that they are properly licensed to do the work. Look also at the work they have done in the past to get an idea of the quality of their workmanship. And most importantly, never pay a dime until you get your agreements in writing.
As everyone knows, you should design your home around the things that you do at home. However, your activities and preferences might change over time, and so it might not be a good idea to commit too fully to one style. Bear in mind that this is likely to be your home for the rest of your life. Think about your needs as you age. Think about your family and what they require. Thinking only about the present is not likely to produce good results.
Another thing that is of utmost importance is to choose the right contractor. As with so many other purchase evaluations, a lot can be learned by simply making a few phone calls. Look for companies that are friendly, helpful, and willing to let you be the boss while at the same time being honest with you. The one I recommend for this area is Saussy Burbank, but in the end you will have to evaluate the options and make your own decision. Click here to read a little more.
You also want to consult with your building contractor and make sure that you select a lot that suits your desires. You should consider not only size but also location. Once again, this is probably where you will spend the rest of your life. Think about the area and whether or not you think you will continue to like it in the future. The Charlotte Regional Realtor Association is a good resource when looking for land to buy.
As a final note, make sure that you get qualified inspectors to check the work at various phases in order to make sure that you will remain compliant with your local laws. Otherwise, it could come back to bite you in the form of taxes and fines. I hope that this guide has been helpful, and I wish you all the best.
Theresa S. Olson
2570 Wildwood Street
Akron, OH 44305