The planning stages of building a new home as you probably already know needs a lot of thought putting into it. There are so many details concerning the layout and design of the home, the costs and never-ending visions of what your new place is going to look like when you are done. But there are some steps to consider before you ever reach the actual construction stage.
The Location - Think about the location, assuming you haven't already purchased the property to build on. If you have young children, or are planning a family, check that the schools in the area are up to your standards. Check out the local crime rates and other statistics so that you are certain you want to live in this area and to help ensure you have a valuable property with lots of equity down the line.