If you are planning to build a
new home, you should take full advantage of the opportunity to design a
custom-built home that takes into account your needs and includes all the
amenities you want in your home. If you want a kitchen for the "gourmet
cook" in you--you can have it! If you want the master suite at the opposite
end of the house from the kids, it's no problem.
This may be the biggest project of your lifetime,
so be certain to select a team of professionals to work with you. Your home team
should consist of a real estate salesperson, an architect, a builder, and a
lender. Your "Dream Team" will work with you to assure that all the
legal requirements are met and that there are no "surprises" in your
Interview each member of your team and get
references so that you have the best professionals for the job. You will be
working closely with these professionals for over a year, so you want to be sure
that your team will be able to work well together.