New Construction - Planning and Budgeting Tips


CENTURY 21® New Construction
New Home Specialist


Helpful Advice

Common Misconceptions


When budgeting for your new home construction many people talk in prices per square foot.

Take note that often times this price per sqft does not include the garage, site improvement costs or any of the upgrades such as propane fireplaces, granite counters, wood siding, stone or brick etc.


When looking at plans on the internet web sites be sure to take into account that many of the plans have these common themes:

No front entry closet.

No basement.

2”x 4”wall construction as opposed to 2”x 6”that is used here.

Square footage given does not include bonus rooms or garages.


Some cost effective ways to dress up your home and increase the value are:

9’ceilings on the main level will add some to the cost, but may be worth a little more as it takes your home to another level.

Vaulted or tray ceilings will make your home seem that much larger as well as provide a nice look for not too much more in cost.

Large windows are really important to me in the look of a new home. With some window companies you can incorporate different grille patterns at no extra charge.  Colored windows are very much in style and tend to give a richer look to a home and can help to separate your home from all the others.

Crown moldings are very attractive and don't increase your overall cost by much.

Brick or stone add a great deal to the curb appeal of a home and there are many options available in recent years.


Talk to your New Home Specialist for more advice and ideas. He is there to make your new home experience the best it can be.



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