Want to Build Your Home in Charlotte? Here’s Some Things You Should Know
Charlotte is thriving, and for those looking to move here, there are plenty of opportunities to create a fantastic setup. When deciding to build a house in a new area, there’s more to find out than for those residents who already know the place inside out. So if you’re looking to move to Charlotte for the first time and want to build your new home here, here are a few things you should know.
ITS A GROWING CITY
Known as the Queen City, Charlotte is North Carolina’s biggest city, and it’s growing. In fact, check out our recent piece on why home builders are moving to Charlotte. Both the population and economy are on the rise here, making it a place full of business communities, a family-friendly culture, and metropolitan life. For potential home buyers, this means the city provides a great market for building your own home with plenty of home designers, builders, and real estate companies to choose from. The competition means that demand for homes is high, so find a team of experts who set the standard for high-quality builds. This will help you achieve the best build for your needs and ensure you have a really enjoyable experience throughout.
THERE ARE PLENTY OF NEIGHBORHOODS
Before you can build your new home, you need to find the right lot to build on and which neighborhood checks all of your boxes. When it comes to Charlotte, you’ll be spoiled for choice with over 200 neighborhoods to pick from. From our vibrant ‘Uptown’ in the heart of the city through to Ballantyne’s modern homes or the popular suburbs of Mint Hill and Matthews, there’s something for everyone.
CHOOSE YOUR BUILD TEAM CAREFULLY
When looking for the right team to help you with your build in Charlotte, there are specific qualities you should take into account.Find a team who will listen to your needs and find solutions to accommodate your needs, including budget, size, and features.
Look for experienced designers who can offer you both stock floor plan designs to browse through and can also custom build your home or modify the plans to fit your requirements. There should be plenty of styles to fit your taste. You can also check out their portfolio and references for social proof of their work.
A great designer will work closely with your builder, promoting open communication and collaborative working. This enhances the quality of builds by simplifying the process, minimising miscommunications and creating consistency through their experience working with each other on multiple projects.
THE PROCESS YOU CAN EXPECT
Once you’ve found your lot, secured your finances, and picked the right team, the next stage is to plan the build. This will involve working with your design and build teams to finalize all the details of the build. You can then expect plans to be drawn up, and there may other engineers and subcontractors involved, depending on the build requirements. Once everything is in place to start (including warranty agreements, contracts, surveys, and permits), a build schedule will be drawn up. From there on in, you can step back and let the experts do the work, often with a designated supervisor giving you updates and walk-throughs at set points in the build. Once the build is complete, there’ll be a quality control inspection before you’re given an orientation of your newly built dream home in Charlotte.
Seeing your vision come to life before your eyes is one of the most enjoyable parts of homebuilding. For those looking to move to Charlotte, there are huge opportunities to find an ideal lot to build on in fantastic neighborhoods for all the family. Life in the Queen City is a place for all.
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