Building Your Dream Home

Posted by Shawn Kriewaldt. on Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 at 11:06am.

You’re in the market for a home...

but you can’t seem to find that flawless style and structure that fits you. Your taste is specific and you don’t want to deal with creaky floors, dust, ghosts, and all of the other things that old homes bring to the table. You want energy efficiency, the newest home technology, and pristine perfection. You’re most likely planning to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on this and it’s probably not intended to be short-term, so it’s alright to be picky.

 

A great resource for brand new construction that we were recently introduced to is New Home Source which features several premier home builders in the area and over 100 builders sitewide. This user-friendly website really simplifies the process of searching for a new home by offering photos of home models (or if there is no model, computer generated designs), comparisons between the different builders in your area, easy to print reports of your home search, a cart where you can save your favorite searches, etc. 

 My favorite feature, though, is the search bar which offers tons of customizable filters. Ready to move now? Easy. Just check the “completed” home status box and begin your search.

 

If you’re more patient or particular, or you simply don’t have all of your moving boxes in a stack, you can search for homes currently under construction and/or plans for homes that don’t even have a 2X4 in place yet. 

For those of you with a family or intentions of starting one, you can search for new construction by school district. If you watched Shawn’s recent video blog you know that school districts are an extremely important factor in the home buying process. Not only is it smart to send your children to a school that you’re comfortable with, but you should also remember that school districts will likely affect the future value of your home.

There are plenty of other tools you can personalize on the New Home Source website, but I won’t ruin the surprise; go, play around with the search options, and check out all of the new homes that could potentially be yours

 

If you're one of the many who are thinking:

This all sounds great but a newly built home isn’t for me, feel free to wander around the Madison Neighborhoods or Dane County Market websites for some homes with a bit more character and spunk.

 

See you next week on “All Things Dane County”!

-K

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