In response to our last blog post, The Top Five Causes of Budget Blowout, here we look at our top five tips to avoid budget blowout during your build.
1. Plan carefully
You may be keen to get started, but you’ll save time in the long run by spending more time on planning in the early stages and avoiding costly mistakes, once the build has started.
2. Accurate & detailed documentation is important
Choose a new home builder who is committed to providing comprehensive documentation that specifically outlines all aspects of your build. This will result in more accurate costings, less room for error and an overall better home building experience.
3. Dream within your means
Have a very clear picture of what you want and what you can realistically afford. It’s easy to get carried away when building your new home, but never lose sight of your budget.
4. Avoid delays at all costs
Once your build has begun, don’t be tempted to delay your build by making changes, unless it’s absolutely necessary. Delays are expensive and a leading cause of budget blowout when building a new home.
5. Don’t make changes during construction
Making constant variations during your build is, hands down, a sure fire way to blow your budget. It’s hard not to get emotional about your new home, and it’s a challenge to think of everything before you start building, but it pays to plan carefully and stick to the plans you signed off. That’s why it’s so important to explore the wide selection of home designs available and visit display homes in your local area to help you choose a home design that you’ll love and for many years to come.
Hallmark Homes can help you avoid budget blowout with our 10-step build process. Our team is ready to help you with any other queries you may have regarding your new home, from visiting a display home to choosing the right inclusions. If you have any questions about our home designs or house and land packages, please contact us today.