If you’re looking to build a home in North Texas, you likely have many questions about what you need to know and what you need to consider to make this a successful decision.
Home building can be challenging, as many decisions must be made. Everything from the location and your specific needs to investment goals and regulations must be considered.
Maybe you have put a lot of thought into your build. Perhaps you’re just starting to think through all of the details. Regardless of where you are in the process, it’s essential to consider a few critical parts of home building for optimal outcomes. The better prepared you are, the better your custom home builder can implement your plan and make your dream home a reality.
To help you think through this decision, Maykus Homes put together some thoughts on things to consider when building a home. Read on to learn more about what you must consider when building a house.
Is This Long Term?
Are you a long-term or a short-term home builder? Most home builders plan to put down roots where they’re building, but not always. At the very least, it’s essential to at least think about whether or not you’re planning to stay put.
Most of our clients place a strong emphasis on the immediate neighborhood they’ll be building in. The main factors they typically consider include local schools, access to amenities and entertainment, and the community in general.
However, every builder is unique, and there may be additional requirements to consider. Is close access to a gym important to you? Will access to a dog park or trail increase your satisfaction with the area? Consider what you need from your forever home, and then bake these assumptions into your home building process. You don’t want to put all that effort into building a home in an area when another neighborhood might better fit your needs.
What Does Investment Look Like?
Building a custom home in North Texas or beyond isn’t just a question of creating an enjoyable domicile. It’s also often an investment opportunity. Our home builders will consider this when building your home.
A little extra research into the resale value of a home and the expected future increase often goes a long way. It is worth pointing out that reselling a home is never a done deal and that the odds of a successful sale increase with time. Your odds of recouping your investment increase with time and rising housing costs, so typically, the longer you wait to sell, the better. This is related to the earlier question of longevity. Will you be a short-term investor or a longer-term investor? That may impact your decisions regarding materials used and speed of build. Be sure to consult with your financial advisor when considering any investment.
Layout of the Home
The actual layout of the home is the fun part of building a new home! We see many creative builds and designs and are always so impressed by the creativity our clients bring to their dream homes. As home builders in North Texas, we’ve seen these design elements as common focal points of the design process.
- Lighting: How will window placement impact your use of the home? How does this vary with seasonality and time of day?
- Floorplan: What type of floorplan do you need? How high should the ceilings be?
- Outside Use: Will you include a screened in-porch? A mudroom? Would a patio suit your outdoor needs?
Stay up to date on relevant regulations within your area. If you’re considering building structures like a gazebo, a woodshed, or another additional structure, just know that there might be HOA and local regulations to be aware of.
You don’t need to be an expert on local regulations, but you should partner with an architect for more information about your area’s local ordinances. The better you understand what is and isn’t legal within your neighborhood, the better you can tweak your design accordingly.
Environmental Impact and Energy Use
Environmental impact and energy use are often key research areas for our builders. The stereotype many recent arrivals have of Texas when they move into the state is that Texas will have extremely hot summers and moderate winters. This isn’t necessarily wrong, but parts of North Texas, in particular, are vulnerable to occasional ice storms and cold snaps in the winter, which can be a rude awakening for a homeowner unprepared for a sudden winter storm.
Any home built in North Texas needs to be designed to be energy efficient in both the baking heat of a Texas summer and the cold bite of a Texas winter ice storm.
The correct materials and appliances can make or break your home’s energy usage, save money on energy bills, and lower your environmental impact. Be sure to ask your home builder for recommendations and insight into their energy-use process when building a home. A little extra effort can dramatically improve your home’s energy efficiency and save you a small fortune in energy and water bills over the lifetime of your new home.
Contact Maykus Homes
Are you interested in building your dream home in North Texas? Contact Maykus Homes to make your dream a reality.
- A family-owned home builder in North Texas with decades of experience.
- Constantly working to maximize utilities for every homeowner and landowner.
- Continually working to use only the safest and most cost-effective materials.
- Building quality homes in some of DFW’s top neighborhoods.
Ready to build your dream home with confidence? Contact Maykus Homes today to discuss how to make this dream a reality.