Avtec Homes wants to ensure that every customer is 100% satisfied. Some of the important decisions you will make along the way can impact your long-term satisfaction. Here’s a list of factors for your consideration.

The Five Most Important Factors to Consider When Building a New Home

Building a new home is a decision that shouldn’t be made lightly. All relevant matters should be settled before the foundation is poured. While these decisions are yours alone to make, we can help by giving you five key things to consider.


Perhaps the essential question is: “What will I do in this home?” The best homes are designed around the needs and activities of those within. Working from home twice a week? Homeschooling your children? Creating art for your Etsy store? Renters have to live with the space that is pre-designed, but a homebuyer can choose to build a home that works just for them. There are also plenty of design options and high-tech modifications, like “smart home technology.” Avtec Homes can provide you with a list of the most popular options for the way you want to live.[1]

Knowing Your Must-Haves

If you have a list of features that you want your home to include, be aware that you might not be able to have all of them. Limitations in your budget, regional construction methods, product availability and practical application are just a few of the things that can cause you to cross items off your list.[2] Before you start your home buying search, identify the features that are most important to you. Some items may be a tradeoff or compromise: a large eat-in kitchen instead of a dining room. Or even a smaller home for a preferred neighborhood.  

Picking the Right Model

Most homes are not designed from scratch.  Because many home buyers have similar core requirements, builders like Avtec Homes have a selection of home plans that can be adapted with minor modification. Ordinarily, you’ll start by choosing a model that’s closest to the home you desire. Optional design features and minor changes can be added to your purchase agreement, to reflect your unique needs and wants. This bit of pre-planning makes the process much easier for the home builder and is gentler on your pocketbook. Avtec Homes has built model homes with many of the most popular design options, which can be viewed in person or on their well-designed website.

Conveying Your Needs

Communication is key! It all starts with a visit to the model home and a conversation with the builder’s representative. The well formed picture in your head won’t help if you fail to convey it accurately. Remember that your building company doesn’t know you personally or have a clear understanding of your lifestyle. They only know what you tell them, so don’t be shy about doing so.[3] The need for clear communication is critical before– and after– construction begins.

Budgeting for the Unexpected

No matter your plans, it’s good to leave room for financial “padding.” If you have $400,000 to spend, you should leave at least a few thousand out of the budget. That way, the extra funds will serve as a safety shield to absorb any unexpected costs.[4]

If you are ready to move to the next phase or need a little bit of help, contact Avtec Homes for more information. 


  1. https://www.homestratosphere.com/smart-home-technology-ultimate-guide/
  2. https://www.architectmagazine.com/practice/theory-vs-practice_o
  3. https://specsandcodes.typepad.com/keynotes/2012/04/communication-during-construction.html
  4. https://www.investopedia.com/articles/realestate/12/hidden-construction-costs.asp