New Homes are Fascinating
Ever wonder from where your wonderful home has come? Think you’ve got an ideal of the process of choosing land for the home for you and your family? Some of us work in real estate, and understand the delicate processes involved, but for those of us who do not work in real estate, and have no idea where our new homes originate, here’s a crash course! Some homes, don’t forget, are actually assembled in one location, and taken to the exact place that the person who purchased the home lives, but most are built on the land, and someone moves in when the homes are completed, and ready to love a family back!
Planning the Area
When you drive by an area, and see a plot of land that could be big enough to hold a home, you’re probably looking at a place where a home will eventually be built. A home-worthy plot of land can certainly be purchased by anyone that has the type of necessary capital needed to create a home, but it is normally the case that a real estate developer has their eye on the land, and is preparing to build a gorgeous new property. A developer may choose a single-family home, or build an apartment complex, and make a dream come true for someone. Once someone has the property in their possession, an architect and an engineer are called, and the fun begins!
Planning the Home
Whatever your home, someone had to plan the way it would look, the details that went into the placement of the bathrooms and living rooms, and how far apart the bedrooms would be. Planning homes is something that many architects love about their work: part creativity, part geometry, the business of designing buildings and neighborhoods is a job that will always be hiring. Once the plans for the new home are finished, they make their way into the hands of an engineer, who will work directly with the construction crew to get the home built. Some people love to drive by, watching a home going up, and imagining the finished product. Construction crews work from morning to the afternoon, sometimes in light rain, to build the home that will bring joy to so many people. Once the home is finished, walls are painted, carpets are installed, and the home is staged for sale.
Finding a Family and Handing Off the Keys
Depending on the city, it could take a number of weeks before the home leaves the market to be loved by a deserving family. Someone has to consider the commute to work and/or school, how many children they have, or are planning to have, whether or not they’re interested in hosting family for the holidays, or during a transitional stage…the list of consideration goes on and on, and this is before bidding! Once the home is in escrow, though, the sale closes, and someone has the keys to a great new home, and a string of smiling faces to thank!