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4 Things to Know Before Building a Custom Home

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6/15/22

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Carrie Barker

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Preparing to build your dream home can be an extremely overwhelming project … especially if you’ve never done it before. There are a million and one things you need to know before building a custom home.

However, I’m going to make this easier for you and get you started by recommending four of my blog posts (shared below) that will be VERY helpful for you as you prepare to build your dream home :).

Believe me … the key to building a custom home without regrets and without blowing your budget all starts long before you ever think about breaking ground. And I’m here to help you every step of the way.

I’m obviously biased (😎) but my blog is seriously your one-stop shop for home building tips and advice … from preparing for your home build to designing your dream home (and everything in between).

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE BUILDING A CUSTOM HOME

In case we haven’t met, I’m Carrie (aka, Caroline on Design) and it’s my mission to help YOU with the big picture planning for your home build (via my blog and my Building Your Foundation Program). My goal is for you to feel equipped and empowered to make the hard decisions so that you end up with a home that you absolutely love (without design regrets and without blowing your budget). 

A great way to get you started is with this roundup of four of my most helpful blog posts that will get you started on the path to building a home that will make you (and your wallet) happy for years to come.

I’ve included snippets from each blog post as well as links to read the entire post if you want to :).

HOW TO BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME WITHOUT BREAKING THE BANK

Do you think it’s impossible to build your dream home without breaking the bank? If so, you’re wrong! (fortunately)

I’m here to tell you that you CAN build within budget! I know this because I built my own dream home without blowing the budget. And you can too.

We hear from soooo many people that it is a *given* that you’ll go over budget when building because ‘everybody does’.

The reality is that *most* people DO go over budget. But guess what … this doesn’t have to be YOUR story.

Instead of sleepless nights worrying about going over budget, how would it feel to have a solid strategy to help you build your home without breaking the bank? Pretty good, right?

Learn more in ‘How to Build Your Dream Home Without Breaking the Bank’.

BUILDING A HOME IN 2022: WHAT YOU CAN CONTROL

Are you planning on building a home in 2022? If so, I imagine you’re feeling a little freaked out by the uncertainty and volatility in the current home build market.

Believe me … you are NOT alone!

I hear this fear OFTEN from my blog readers as well as my BYF Home Build Prep Program members.

Let’s just address the elephant in the room real quick … 2022 and the past two years have been seriously CRAZY when it comes to home build pricing and manufacturing delays.

Material costs are up and down and up again (hello, lumber) and it’s very difficult to get all of your materials and finishes delivered within a ‘typical’ time frame. And, unfortunately, the longer it takes to build, the longer you have to pay interest on your construction loan. Boo!

However, there ARE aspects of building a home that you DO have control over … no matter what is going on in the home build market. Learn what these are in Building a Home in 2022: What you CAN Control.

WHY IT’S IMPORTANT TO PLAN BEFORE BUILDING YOUR HOME

Are you building your first (or next) home and you have no clue where to start? Are you afraid to make all of the design decisions you know you’ll have to make and, even worse, make costly mistakes? 

Building a home doesn’t have to be scary! You just need to have a plan in place BEFORE building your home.

The key to feeling confident as you make design decisions and not breaking the bank is going into the process with a plan. Your dream home should be hashed out before you ever break ground!

Learn ‘Why It’s Important to Plan Before Building Your Home’.

THE CRUCIAL FIRST STEP TO DESIGNING YOUR DREAM HOME

Are you excited to build your dream home but you’re also terrified that you’ll make design decisions that you might later regret? Good news … I’m sharing ‘The Crucial First Step to Designing Your Dream Home’.

Making sure to complete this first step will give you much more confidence in your ability to get to the end of your home build and feel great about your design decisions.

WANNA DIVE DEEPER?!

Believe me … by simply reading the blog posts shared above, you’ll be far ahead of *most* people when it comes to preparing to build a custom home.

However, if you want to dive a little deeper into preparing for a successful home build (without completely blowing your budget), register for my *FREE* on-demand video training: 3 Simple Keys to Build Your Dream Home Within(ish) Budget (without sacrificing your must-haves, no matter how big or small your budget)

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I designed my own custom home from the ground up, inside and out. A home that is cozy, comfy, laid out perfectly for the way my family lives, and makes us happy every single day. Oh, and did I mention I did this all without blowing the budget?! 

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