If you have looked for your new home and cannot find it, perhaps building a new home is a consideration.
You will get all the amenities you want and locate it in just the right spot for your needs. But how do you go about a new home mortgage if there is nothing there to begin with?
Time to dream
One of the advantages of building a new home is that you can shoot for the stars and then scale back from there.
Find an architect and use some out-of-pocket money to get started.
When you go for your new home mortgage, you can simply build that cost back into the loan.
What you are trying to do here is have a fairly realistic idea of what the new home mortgage will likely be.
As you go about the design process, think a bit about what is going into the home so you can use those features as selling points for the new home mortgage.
Will the new home take advantage of tax credits, will it use “off the grid” technologies like solar or are all the mechanicals the most efficient.
Each of these ideas will boost the innate value of the home meaning it may resell more easily.
Remember, the bank wants it to sell when you are ready, so its money comes back easily.