Building a new custom home is exciting. In doing so, you may be bringing to life an idea that you’ve had in your head for many years. But in some cases, issues can come up that could make the home building process more frustrating than fun. One such instance is when construction is delayed.
There can be any number of reasons why the building of your new home may be delayed – some that are in the builder’s control, and some that are not. Just some delay-causing incidents may include inclement weather (particularly during Florida’s hurricane season), as well as back-ordered supplies, or even a hold up in the permitting process. Unfortunately, regardless of who (or what) is at fault, these delays can still cost you both in terms of time and money.
So, how can you protect yourself against such delays – especially if you have already sold your current home and have a closing date set with the buyer?
One of the best ways to do so is to build in some “buffer” time right from the start. Even the best laid plans can incur a glitch. But, by having a “Plan B” in place, you will oftentimes be able to ride out these changes without suffering a massive setback.
Working with a reputable and experienced builder in the area can also help you to better ensure that your home project will be completed on time, and that protection is built directly into the contract if various delays should occur.
Are you considering making your dream home a reality? If so, give us a call. We specialize in creating new custom homes in Orlando and the surrounding Central Florida area. Talk to us, and we’ll provide you with more details about cost, time, and building options.