Building a house can be a daunting process. At Avtec, we want your experience to be the best it can be. Here are five things to consider when building a new home.


These days, homeowners want enough space to be comfortable but are now choosing only features they will really use. When building a new home, consider how you will use different rooms and what their purpose is. Do you need a modest kitchen or a family size one? Does the home need child safety features? Understanding the functionality will help eliminate floor plans and designs that won’t work for you and your family.

Know your must-haves

Know the location and neighborhood where you’d like to live. You can always add amenities to a home, but you won’t be able to change the location. Research the exterior and interior types of finishes so you can narrow down your search. Some additional must-haves you might want to include in your final design include energy-saving features that will help decrease expenses.

Picking the right size and floorplan

Just starting a family or planning one in the future, it is important to know how much space you will potentially need. Don’t assume every floor plan will work for your family.

When choosing a floor plan, you should choose a plan based on your design style and how the home flows. Knowing your priorities and how you will decorate helps to make an informed decision. One of the best ways to experience the floor plan of a home before you buy it is to walk through a model home.

Conveying your needs and dreams to the builder

Before you begin the building process, decide on what communication method will work best for you and your builder. Do you want your primary communication to be face-to-face, through the phone, or does email work best for you? Base your decision on what makes you feel the most comfortable. Discuss a status update schedule that makes you feel like an active participant in the building process. If there are issues that are important to you or give you concern, speak up. Don’t assume someone understands what you want.

Guard your credit during the build time

With Avtec Homes, an end loan is the most common financing. This type of loan allows you to wait until your home is built before you close. It is vital to make sure you fully qualify for your loan before construction starts, and again right before you close on your home. It is very important to guard your credit during the build time. If your financial situation worsens during the construction process for any reason, you may not be able to qualify for your mortgage at the end of the build process.