Building A Custom Home
Could anything be better? Design and build your own custom home in Larkspur Colorado with every room, every color and every finish exactly the way you want. It’s possible and it’s rewarding. But it takes time and attention to detail worthy of a military campaign. An experienced and considerate home builder and architect can counsel and guide you through the process. We have relationships with several excellent local builders and architects who can turn your dream into a reality. We suggest you interview a number of Larkspur builders to determine the type and quality of homes they specialize in, how involved they want you to be once the project gets under way and the commitments they’ll agree to, deadlines and costs. Be sure to ask for references and talk to the builders’ past clients about their experiences.
Building your own home begins with your selection of the builder. The builder and architect will transfer your dreams to paper, from basic design to engineered blueprints. They will also help you tailor your home design to fit your lot. A good home builder will insist on a very clear understanding about who has what responsibilities every step of the way and will provide detailed blueprints, specifications, allowances and a contract to build for your approval. We work closely with numerous local builders who know what it really takes to build a custom home in Douglas County. If we can assist you in finding a tried and trusted builder in Larkspur, please don’t hesitate to Contact Ben Wolfe.
The general rule of thumb is that you should spend 20% to 25% of the total cost of the project on your land. The old model of buying your land, then getting a construction loan to finance building your home and then getting a permanent mortgage to pay off the construction loan is only one alternative to financing your project. “Construction-to-perm” loans are available through local lenders. Again, we can provide names of experienced lenders for you to call.
Would you like to know what our Douglas County Colorado clients are saying about us? Please visit the Client Testimonials area of our website.