Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is becoming one of
the East Coast's's most popular places to build a Myrtle Beach custom home. There are many reasons for this, however some of the top reasons include the culture, the lifestyle, the weather, affordability, and of course, a lot of great golf.
When building a custom home in Myrtle Beach by Dawol Homes, there
can be no hard rules that apply across every design and building. The simple
nature of a Dawol Custom home means that it is different from every other home that Dawol has built.
Therefore, the building process varies from home to home.
Wolon Dawol says, "There are certain steps you can follow to ensure your Myrtle
Beach home building process is a smooth and valuable one."
1. Determine Your Budget
Having a Dawol Myrtle Beach custom home built may be the biggest financial
decision that you will ever make. So before you start, you need to determine your budget.
Start by adding up your monthly expenditures. Leave housing out of the equation
for now -- just focus on food, shopping, lifestyle, car payments, insurance,
investments, etc. Compare these figures to your monthly income to see how much
of a house you might realistically be able to afford.
If you currently own a home in or out of the Myrtle Beach area, this calculation
will be much easier. You simply have to ask yourself, "How much more could I
comfortably pay each month for a larger mortgage?"
2. Determine Your Location
When choosing a location for your Myrtle Beach Area new home, start with the
obvious questions. Is it close to work, school and shopping? Are there major
roadways or other noise-producers nearby? What are the taxes like? How are the
school systems? (Quality of school systems is important whether or not you have
children, because it affects your property value.)
Once you've answered the obvious questions, move on to the less-obvious ones:
What kind of development is planned for the foreseeable future? Will that
beautiful meadow across the street be a parking lot in two years? As of this
writing, there's a lot of development and expansion happening in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
You need to be sure that you get a long-range picture of your preferred location.
3. Make a List of Builders
Once you've decided what part of town you want to live in, you can begin making
a list of builders who work in the area.
Dawol Builders has been customizing beautiful homes in the Myrtle Beach and Grand Strand area since 1996.
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4. Decide On Dawol Home Builders
Choosing Dawol as your custom home builder is a major step. But, if you've
completed the previous step and conducted some thorough research, you'll have a
much easier decision to make. Dawol is the right choice.
5. Choose Your Lot
Before you can start looking at floor plans for your new dream home, you need to
choose a lot to build it on. Because floor plans are often dependent on the lot you choose, the lot
usually has to be decided on first.
The reasons for this are sometimes obvious and other times not. Obviously, a
longer home will require a longer lot. However, there may be other considerations at
work. For example, maybe the developer wants to stagger one-story homes and
two-story homes throughout the community for overall appeal.
These considerations will vary from builder to builder. For now, just realize
that the floor plan will usually depend on the lot you choose. So remember to
ask plenty of questions about this along the way.
6. Pick a Floor Plan
One of the great things about a custom home is that it's, well … custom.
Sometimes a custom home builder will offer basic floor plans that you can modify
as you wish. Other times, the floor plans are created "from scratch" in
coordination with an architect. Either way, you have an opportunity to build a
home around your present and future needs.
This step of the process will involve many questions. How much space do you
need? How many rooms? One story or two? Any special features, like a wraparound
deck? This can often be the most exciting part of the home building process
because it involves turning your vision into a reality.
7. Negotiate the Contract
Be sure to get a written contract signed by the builder and the
designer (if there's an architect involved). A contract for new home
construction should describe the project in detail and it should include a
listing of all the features to be included in the home. Ask for a contract
amendment if the project changes later on and make sure you get all of your
questions answered before signing.