A.D. Cantelmo Property Management
Our Business is Property Management in Orange County California
Building the home of your dreams
may be the way to go
When you break ground on your home,
the feeling you have at that moment is really indescribable. I still remember
the day I broke ground on the first home I built and the excitement I felt then,
I still can feel to this day. That being said, there are days during the
process of building, that are days you don’t want to remember.
I was reading this morning an
interesting article by Dusty Rogers on Homes.com. In this article she talks
about how you need to celebrate the ground breaking of a new home and how a
home builder in Wisconsin, helps the family celebrate the ground breaking of
the new home by getting them to be a little hands on, safely of course.
I really liked the article, and I
agree 100% that a celebration should take place and then be prepared to have
some ups and downs as the process continues.
I am surprised that more people who
can afford to build their own home don’t lean towards that instead of
purchasing a home and spending a fortune turning it into the home they want.
Now you will never have the perfect
home, even when you start from scratch. Ask any custom home builder and they
will tell you how often they have to change things, because the owner see’s something
they want to add to the home, or they don’t like something that was originally
put on the plans.
Building your own home, will give
you the satisfaction of creating something that is exclusively yours and that
no one else has lived in but you and that is truly a great feeling. The real difficult
part of building a custom home is the process of creating the home on paper and
going through the approval process. For a home owner who has no experience,
even if they hire a professional contractor, the process can be onerous and
before you start, you need to realize the amount of time it will take you to
from start to finish.
Remember, when you do hire that contractor,
that they understand you want to walk into the front door and have everything
completed. We call it “Turn Key”. I have talked to so many people who have
hired a contractor, and when the process was over, there were things left for
the home owner to finish. Sometimes it’s the home owners fault. They try and
save some money, so they tell they contractor that they, the home owner will
finish some of the small stuff. Let me make this clear, it’s the small stuff
that is the hardest thing to finish. Let the contractor do it all and you will
be a very happy new home owner.
A.D. Cantelmo Property
Management Specializes in Property Management in Orange County