If you’re like many people, you’re thrilled about the prospect of building a custom home. It’s exciting!

But are you really ready to buy a custom home in Middle Tennessee?


What You Need to Know Before You Build a Custom Home

Before you build a custom home, you need to ask yourself:

  • What’s my budget?
  • Where will I put this home?
  • What does my dream home look like?
  • How quickly do I want this home completed?

The great news is that you retain quite a bit of control when you’re building a custom home—so it’s important that you sit down with your builder and discuss your options to make sure you’re all on the same page.

How Do You Know if You’ve Chosen the Right Builder?

The worst time to find out that you’ve chosen the wrong builder is after the project is started, so it’s always a good idea to interview builders before you settle on one.

The right builder will:

  • Put your needs first
  • Show you all of your options without steering you away from what you really want
  • Explain the budget, timeframe and other variables to your satisfaction

Determining Your Budget for Your Custom Home

When you’re building a custom home, you have many opportunities to upgrade, change or rule out several components. You don’t have to use your entire budget, and if you’ve chosen the right builder, they’ll let you know if you’re pushing the envelope on finances during the planning phases.

Finding the Right Neighborhood

As with any other home purchase, location is important. Carbine & Associates builds in several communities as well as outside of subdivisions throughout Middle Tennessee.

Planning Your Dream Home

If you’re like most people, you already have a good idea about what your dream home looks like. Discuss your plans with your builder so you’re all on the same page. When you’re working with an established, experienced builder, you can usually rely on them to understand the ideas you’re putting forth and ask questions for clarification along the way.

What’s Your Timeline?

As you probably already know, building a quality custom home takes time. You’ll need to discuss the timeframe with your builder to make sure your expectations are reasonable. While you can’t rush quality craftsmanship, you need to know that experienced builders will be more efficient and customer-service oriented than newer builders might be.

Are You Building a Custom Home in Nashville or the Surrounding Areas?

If you’d like to build a home in or around Nashville, we’d love to talk about your plans. We’ve been creating some of the Nashville area’s most beautiful homes for more than 30 years, and we can build your dream home from the ground up.


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