How to finally make the decision to build your house from the ground up.
At some point in your working life, there comes a time when you want to buy a house that you can call your own. Now although the type of house depends on a bunch of factors, mainly how much money you have for a down payment and how much you can afford to spend monthly, you still want to have a custom home built from scratch.
I mean this is essentially the dream, to build your own custom home from scratch, and still have money left over to live on. Sure we can go crazy and build a home that will make the neighbors green with envy. However, we want a home that is both luxurious and one that doesn’t break the bank.
This would be our 3rd home, and we wanted to make sure that we had a builder create the exact home to our specifications. This meant that we had to scour the country side to find the perfect builder that would develop the exact home we wanted.
Now this search for a home builder that would meet our needs, was not an easy task. We began by searching for the local builders in our area to get a feel for the types of homes they built and also see if they were in our price range.
The next step, was to contact all of the builders that meet our criteria and schedule a meeting. We narrowed our list of potential builders to 4. So the first step was to set up a meeting with them to determine if we were all on the same page.
I mean, building our dream home was not a small undertaking, and one that we did not want to take lightly.
Our first meeting with builder number 1, went very fast, as their customer service was horrible and we left their office after 10 minutes.
The 2nd builder on our list, was very professional and very high-end. At first they appeared to come off as somewhat high and mighty, looking down at us as we only wanted a 2500 sq ft house with minimal granite and fixtures.
These guys were only interested in building $600,000 plus houses that would exceed 3,000 sq ft. So this was a major turn off for us, so we scratched them off our list and moved onto builder number 3.
This builder in Edmond Oklahoma by the name of The Roberts Group, was in a league all their own.
From the moment that we placed a call with them to schedule a meeting, we felt very comfortable with the superintendents and the sales people were never pushy.
In addition, we felt like they were going out of their way to make sure that we felt a sense of pride in everything that they do, and that they work with all types of income brackets. Wow what a breath of fresh air this was.
So after our initial meeting, we decide to go drive out and look at some of the model homes where we could get a sense of what our completed home would like like. These homes were absolutely beautiful both on the inside and out. The craftsmanship was super high quality and as soon as we walked into the home, all the outside noise was silent.
These homes built by The Roberts Group are very well constructed and you can feel that as soon as you tour the house. Well we knew that this was the builder for us, so our nest step in the process was to speak with their architect and see what types of designs they had in mind.
Since we already had our blueprints from our personal architect, we asked their architect if he could just use our existing plans. Of course, was his answer. They were able to take our plans and modify certain areas to fit our new concept and the results were awesome.