Homebuilding Guide for First-Time Homebuyers

If you’re a first-time homebuyer looking to build your first house, the process might feel intimidating. But it doesn’t have to be! To help guide you on the journey of searching for and constructing your dream home, here are a few things that our building team at Dunn & Stone recommends.

Determine Financing

You’ll want to get prequalified first. The prequalification letter will help us plan around any restrictions or limitations concerning an acquisition loan and inform us about what documentation will be required during the application process. 

We’re happy to provide a list of trusted lenders should you not already have one.

Research Locations

Get to know some of the neighborhoods you would like to consider living in. This helps narrow down the home-building location process and ensures that what you’re looking for is located in one of the many North Houston communities our team builds in. 

With so many great neighborhoods to choose from, finding your sweet spot won’t be a problem! If you’re looking to build on your own land, we can help with that too!

Decide on Layout

Determine how much square footage you need or want for your home. Deciding this upfront will help focus the style and layout you’re looking for. 

Next, consider what type of home would be best suited for your family. Do you need space for kids? Would they like to fish off their back porch every day after school? How about a beautiful pool? Are walking and bike paths essential to your weekly rhythms? 

Take some time out to determine environmental elements that support the way your family lives before making any final decisions on layout and design.

Determine What Is Non-Negotiable

Put together a must-have list. This could include things like a fenced-in backyard, a walk-in pantry, a safe room, his and hers bathroom vanities, a formal dining room, etc. 

With those written down, you won’t miss any non-negotiable and absolute must-haves in your family’s future home. Looking for inspiration? Browse our gallery of recently completed homes!

Schedule A Free Consultation

Last but certainly not least, schedule a consultation with us! We’ll sit down and go over your must-have list, questions, pricing plans, and overall vision of your new construction home. 

With so many possibilities available in our layouts and floor plan designs, we’ll put together a plan to build the home of your dreams. Our design team is available to meet with you by appointment seven days a week!

When you’re ready to build, we’ll be there every step of the way. So reach out to us today to discover the Dunn & Stone difference.‍

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