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Tips to Make Good Decisions When Building a New Home

January 2, 2023
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Use these tips to make the best decisions concerning your new home build!

Building a new home does not have to be stressful, but some people who have built a custom home can attest to its pressures. Indeed, one of the most popular questions people have is how challenging it is to build a new construction home. With proper guidance, it is very possible to make sound, prudent decisions when building a new home; following this advice can give you a helping hand.


The first step is to plan as much as possible before you begin the home-building process. Research and decide as much as you can what you are looking for in a new house. These choices include not only the house design but also the location, the geography, and the house position. Identifying a home site to build on can be the challenging part of building a new home.  Ameri-Star Homes land staff is constantly identifying building lot opportunities. Additionally, proper guidance is provided to ensure the lot fits your goals, budget and works ideally with your intended house design. 

Have a Contingency Fund

You never know if you will need to change the design part-way through the construction phase. You might need to pay for extra features, or you might do away with other things and save costs. Even if you have a set budget for the project, it adds peace of mind to save extra funds as a buffer. Part of this process is identifying the right financing vehicle to build your home.  Ameri-Star Homes has a number of lenders who are experts in new construction lending and provide sound guidance. For instance, you can lock your permanent rate for a full year in advance and even avoid selling your current residence before you start building.

Research All Expected Costs

There is more to the home’s cost than the mortgage and construction cost. Research all expenses you will have to pay initially as you live in the house. Once you have gathered the total predicted amount, you can plan accordingly and not run into any surprises. Ameri-Star Homes evaluates the cost of your lot acquisition, cost to improve your lot as well as the cost to build your chosen house type. All of this is done to achieve your targeted budget.

Find a Builder You Can Trust

A builder you can trust and with whom you can communicate well is the builder for you. You do not want to have to fire a builder halfway through the project. You also want to communicate well so that the result meets your expectations. Your home builder should have your best interest at heart and communicate clearly. Look to a builder like Ameri-Star Homes with a solid reputation and three decades of track record in the home building industry. 

Work with a Custom Home Builder

Working with a custom home builder like Ameri-Star Homes can make the entire process easier. We will work with you to find your ideal location, minimize your costs, and design your home according to your specifications. You can choose between many appealing floor plans and adjust them as you will.

Enjoy the Process

Ultimately, even though the home construction process is not instantaneous and can come with challenges, it is a project that should make a person thrilled as their new home comes to life. Enjoy the process, and you can stay calm when building a new home.

Let Ameri-Star Homes Build Your New Custom Home!

Ameri-Star Homes was built on the idea that a home is not complete until the homeowner is 100% satisfied. That’s right, completely satisfied homeowners. Whether you want a home built on one of our home sites or on your own land, count on the same high quality from Ameri-Star. We have set out to exceed all your expectations of integrity, affordability, and customer satisfaction. Build lasting memories for years to come with Ameri-Star Homes. 

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