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How to Build a Custom Home in South Tampa

If you’re wondering how to build a custom home, then you’re gearing up for the most exhilarating chapter of your life. Stepping into a home that was specifically designed for your family is like stepping into a dream.

Sure, you can find a house out there on the market that closely resembles your HGTV fantasies, but what if you could tailor-cut your own home?

It’s the most important investment you’ll ever make and the place where your family will create a lifetime of memories. Let’s take a few moments to give you an overview of how to build your own home and allow you to see how rewarding it can be.  

Choose a Homesite

First things first. You have to decide where to build your beauty! Choosing the right lot comes with (almost) as many decisions as what type of hardwood flooring to put down.

You’ll want to consider the amount of acreage you desire, the position of the property, and the topography of the lot.

Is it on a hill? That may not be ideal. Is it even and flat? Or, can it be made so with a little bit of work? Finding the land of the setting sun is your first – and most crucial – step. 

Hire a Builder

Next up, it’s time to hire a builder who can pluck the home of your dreams right out of your mind and place it on that lovely plot of land. You’ll want to make sure you hire someone with excellent reviews. Look for a builder with vast experience, cutting-edge technology, and a hands-on approach.

You’ll also want to know your builder will be readily available to you throughout the entire process. Another consideration is their portfolio of work. Is their style in line with your vision? Are the homes they build within your budget? 

Find Your Floorplan

Roll up your sleeves and rub your palms together. This is the fun part. Once you’ve found a builder that you have a great rapport with, it’s time to talk floorplans. Whether they’re building on your lot or one of their lots, they’ll have some options available to you. 

Come to the table with a basic idea of what you need. Consider your desired square footage and the number of bedrooms and baths. Do you want your home to be one story or two?

What other must-haves do you dream about at night? Perhaps a wine cellar or a completed basement? These are all great starting points that’ll help your builder pull up the right floorplan. 

Secure Your Finances

Once you’re ready to commit to your builder and sign on the dotted line, the last big hurdle will be your finances. Do your research to see which financial institution will offer you the best interest rates and long-term financing.

You can also ask your builder who their clients typically work with. After this, it’s time to start packing up your old home and making way for your castle on a (not too steep) hill. 

How to Build a Custom Home Today

If you’re still wondering how to build a custom home, we have the answer. Call us! Here at New Legacy Homes, we’ve created a new legacy of excellence, innovation, and quality. With top of the line technology, including energy star efficiency, we can take all your talks around the dining room table and bring them to fruition. 

We’ve built over 9,000 homes, primarily in the Tampa Bay area, priced anywhere from the $200,000s to the millions. Our vision is what allows us to gift wrap people’s dreams and deliver them within a competitive timeline. We hope we’ll be hearing from you soon! Until then, keep dreaming big.