If you have never built a new home, the prospect of building can seem daunting and full of many unknowns. But before you begin thinking about floor plans, framing and grading, consider the definition of the verb to build. One of its primary meanings, according to the Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary is “to develop according to a systematic plan, by a definite process.” At Radtke Homes we have been through that “definite process” more than 60 times in the past 8 years. We have developed systematic plans for every aspect involved in building a home. Review the initial decision steps involved. They will help you see that the big picture is not so daunting after all.
Decide what kind of new home you want to buy
Do you want to move into a new home this month? Or are you looking to build a home based on your specific needs? For the former, you'll be interested in seeing our list of new residences built by Radtke Homes. These homes offer you all the benefits of living in a new home, but the initial design and building process have already been determined for you. Please visit our Homes for Sale.
Decide on a builder
If you are looking to build a home select a builder who specializes in the type of home you want to buy. Make sure they have experience in the location you want to build, and that they have a history of building quality homes. Other important questions to consider are: When are they available to begin your project? Do they offer a comprehensive warranty? Are they financially stable? Take the time to check their references and talk to past customers.
Select a lot
When choosing a lot take into consideration the location, school district and acreage. Another important decision is whether or not to purchase a lot within a community. Communities (or developments) may include clubhouses, pools, golf courses, sports activity centers and other amenities, so you'll want to be sure to get information on the entire community, as well as the proximity of the available lots to these amenities. Typically, lots located close to such attractions as golf courses, clubhouses or lakes maintain a higher re-sale value. Our sales associates can help guide you in the selection of a lot that fits your lifestyle needs.