Keep financial surprises out of the home building process

May 21, 2013

Piggy BankHiring a contractor to design and build a custom home can be a nerve-racking experience for many reasons. But one of the biggest concerns we hear from people who are considering building their dream home is cost. And it should be. Designing and building a custom home is no light undertaking. It’s a big investment that many of us spend years planning and saving for. And when we finally have the means to achieve this dream, we want to know how much it’s going to cost. That’s just common sense.

Why many home builders don’t respect your budget

Assessing the cost of building a custom home is not an easy process, especially since there are so many variables involved. As a result, many home builders, treat their clients’ budgets like general guidelines instead of hard-and-fast rules. Why? Because it’s more convenient for them. You’ll generally get one of two types of pricing models from this kind of builder: an allowance based method or a time and material based method. Instead of giving you a fixed price upfront, you get a estimate that can continually change as the build is underway. Both these types of pricing models are designed to offer greater security to the home builder. But the home buyer? Not so much.

Your budget should be a top priority.

At Estes Builders, we choose to take a different approach. We know you’re not made of money. Your dream of building a custom home comes with a very real budget, and we respect that wholeheartedly. That’s why we’ve strived for more than 20 years in custom home design and construction to define a concrete budgeting process that you’d be hard-pressed to find elsewhere. Unlike other home builders who use cost models that keep you guessing through the entire construction process, Estes Builders gives you a fixed price to build your home upfront. Let me repeat that: Estes Builders gives you a fixed price to build your home upfront. And the best part? This number does not change. That’s a promise. You’ve worked hard to achieve your dream of building a custom home. You shouldn’t have to leave your hard earned money to chance. Contact Estes Builders for a free consultation, and we’ll put your budget worries to rest. Create-a-custom-home-budget Estes Builders is an award-winning design build firm that specializes in custom homes in Western Washington. We have earned more than 130 customer testimonials and a reputation as Western Washington’s most trusted custom home builder. We build custom homes in Sequim, Port Angeles, Port Townsend, Port Ludlow, Bainbridge Island, Kingston, Silverdale, Port Orchard and surrounding areas. Contact us for a FREE Project Analysis to discuss your project.]]>