walla walla washington real estate

Feb 26, 2018

Updated Apr 20, 2018

Building a new home gives buyers the option to make selections and customize the property to meet their needs. Most people would love to build a new rather than buying a used one, bit there are often budgetary constraints. The following are some Washington home building money saving ideas that may help.

1. Limit Lot Related Expenses

Find a lot that requires minimal preparation. Working on flat lots will normally cost less. The expense to to excavate trees, bring in soil and other such preparation tasks may accumulate to a large sum and may push out the completion date.

2. Refer to Pre-designed Floor Plans

Starting with existing plans may save on design expenses. Floor plans may be found on the Internet or through your builder. You can use an architect to make any needed changes.

3. Avoid Change Orders After Production Begins

Be sure to evaluate and select features early on. Changes during the construction can be expensive and can extend the time estimated to complete your home. Additions can also make the project more cumbersome for all people involved.

4. Pay Attention to Primary Features and Planning

When reviewing upgrades, identify those that are easier to install during construction rather than later. Try to think into the future. For instance, central vacuum and surround sound are easiest to start during the construction process since walls are readily accessible. Cosmetic changes are easiest to postpone.

5. Product Selection

You will have a wide range of options when it comes to cabinetry, counter tops, floors, etc. Evaluate the cost differences between the choices. Certain materials are less costly to purchase than others depending on the season and region. Commonly locally produced items are a more economical choice. Additionally, look into whether your builder benefits from discounted pricing from certain companies.

Other Washington Home Building Money Saving Ideas

Staying within budget on new homes involves getting off to a positive start and being conscientious throughout the complete build cycle. Good planning and minimizing change orders can be a big help. Your home builder is also a good resource for Washington home building money saving ideas.

Blaine Bickelhaupt, DB, Licensed in WA & ID
Blaine Bickelhaupt
DB, Licensed in WA & ID
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