Building a new home from the ground up is an exciting undertaking. But before you can start on your dream home, you’ll have to find a place to build it. Your budget will be one of the biggest deciding factors in what area you should shopping.
From Aventura and the Beach to Kendall and Cutler Bay, we’re seeing an increased demand for new construction across the board. But there are a few factors you need to consider when looking where to build new.
Are you looking at up-and-coming neighborhoods to try and get in before they become extremely popular? You’ll be warned by well-intentioned Realtors that investing that kind of money into a neighborhood that isn’t established could make it hard to sell down the road. Visionaries are only dubbed so well after the opportunity presents itself.
Are you looking at the neighborhood’s location or aesthetic? It’s easy to fall in love with the Gables’ location and aesthetic, but it’s more common than you’d think for buyers to buy a plot of land because the location is perfect and then get bogged down in permitting because their proposed home would change the aesthetic of the neighborhood.
At the end of the day, a lot needs to go into your neighborhood search – looking at commutes, schools, flood zones and the permitting process for new construction all need to be at the forefront of the process in addition to price.
The last thing you want to do when building the perfect home is make any concessions that impact your design goals – which is why we’d recommend someone look at the Grove or Pinecrest instead of the Gables if they don’t absolutely love the Gables aesthetic.
But this means it’s a good idea to engage an Architect before you buy the land – talk to them about how you want to live in your space, how you want your home to look and feel. They can make sure that what you want is buildable where you want to buy.
At Debowsky Design Group, we’ve worked with many of the best Realtors in South Florida and gone on countless house hunts to help our clients find the right land for their home and avoid, well, avoidable issues. If you are looking to build in Miami and want an expert opinion, contact us to set up a consultation. We’d be happy to talk neighborhoods and work with your Realtor to find the perfect spot for the perfect home.