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3 Costly Mistakes when Planning to Build a House

Published on:

3/31/21

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Carrie Barker

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Has anyone ever told you, ‘It’s inevitable you’ll go over budget when building … everyone does.’ Yeah, I’ve heard that too, but it’s not true! The #truth is that *most* people DO go significantly over budget because they fall into the trap of 3 common mistakes when planning to build a house.

Just knowing these 3 mistakes (and avoiding them!) can change the entire trajectory of your home build. Rather than getting to the end of your build and regretting major design decisions or feeling financially strapped because your mortgage is WAY higher than you wanted, you can get to the end of your build and feel HAPPY with all of your design decisions …  and your wallet will thank you too since you were able to stick within (or very close to) budget!

3 Mistakes You'll Want to Avoid When Building a House

3 MISTAKES TO AVOID WHEN PLANNING TO BUILD A HOUSE

Mistake #1: Believing it’s inevitable that you’ll go over budget when building a custom home

This belief actually holds a lot of people back. If you assume that you’ll go over budget because everyone tells you they did, then it’s hard to believe there’s another way … a way that allows you to build within budget (or at least really close to budget).

Mistake #2: Not taking the time to adequately and thoroughly plan BEFORE you start building

The biggest mistake people make when building a home is thinking they can make design decisions along the way and tweak their budget along the way. People think they can focus on just one little piece of their home build at a time AFTER they’ve started building. This approach to building a home doesn’t work, my friend.

Mistake #3: Not looking at the big picture of your home build

A lot of people compartmentalize the different aspects of building. People think they can focus on one little piece of their home build at a time without having a full picture of what they want their home build experience to be like. In reality, all of these components are interwoven together to create the big picture of your home build experience. 

You might also enjoy HOW TO BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME WITHOUT BREAKING THE BANK.

THE 3 SIMPLE KEYS TO BUILD WITHIN BUDGET

You now know the 3 common mistakes when planning to build a house. I assume you’re feeling excited about *avoiding* these mistakes and are ready to dive a little deeper. 

Well, you’re in luck because I’ve recorded a *FREE* on-demand video training that not only dives deeper into these 3 mistakes but it will also teach you the ‘3 Keys to Build Your Dream Home Within Budget … without sacrificing your must-haves … no matter how big or small your budget’.

And since I know that you’re a planner and a go-getter, you can also download and dig into my *FREE* Custom Home Build Prep Guide. 

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