Within my most recent news posts, I started to share some top tips on how to decide what kind of home you want to build. And within that story I promised I would continue to share additional idea on how to get started to build a home. So here are more tips from our architecture firm in Lake Tahoe, Truckee, and North Lake Tahoe, CA.
What is your budget? Depending on where you have purchased your property, the costs per square foot will vary – a lot! Check with your real estate agent for comps on home building prices. With the recent pandemic, we have seen a tremendous rise in interest in building a home in Nevada (Carson City in particular). Construction costs are increasing with the demand.
Who will finance the project? If you need to secure a loan you certainly need to research a lender before the shovel goes into the ground. Be sure to shop around and when you have made your decision, be sure to have your lender offer a pre-approval so you can get started sooner than later.
What is your timing? Mirroring my last statement, as the world discovers the benefits that come with living in Nevada, and/or the High Sierra, our general contractors have not been this busy in a long time. The sooner you can work with an architectural firm like ours that services Nevada and California, the better.
How familiar is your home designer to your home’s environment? Just because you have a final drawing does not mean you are done. Within our firm that designs mountain and golf course homes in Lake Tahoe, we offer a list of additional services that come with the pleasure of living in a resort area. Those services include:
- Site Planning
- Space Planning
How familiar is your architect to local building regulations? When one has selected to build or remodel a home within the High Sierra and its surrounding counties, there is a lot more to the building process that meets the eye. For over 30 years,our Borelli Architecture team has remained on-top of the environmental and county regulations. Within our services, we also offer professional assistance with the following projects:
- Permit Processing Assistance
- TRPA Feasibility Studies
- Contractor Selection and Bidding Assistance
- Construction Administration Services
Will you need an interior designer to help you design the inside of your home? Our team offers the professional assistance of Kelly Borelli Interiors located in Incline Village, NV on Lake Tahoe’s North Shore. Kelly Borelli Interiors has been providing exceptional design services for resort homes and commercial clients in for over 20 years. From practical design for the Lake Tahoe Lifestyle to the most contemporary California seaside estate, Kelly works with each of her clients in conjunction with our own design team, to discover that perfect, personal touch that each client should expect and every home deserves.
In closing, if you have any questions whatsoever about how to get started, please feel free to reach out to us at any time. We look forward to helping you design your dream home.
Jim and Kelly Borelli
Lake Tahoe / Truckee
775 831 3060