Isn’t it nice to see someone snuggled in a blanket, with a cup of coffee, while the wooden interior is giving off a warm feeling and oozing comfort and coziness? Sure, that’s nice, but do you know what would be even nicer? If you were the person in the blanket.
Well, what’s stopping you? You have always thought that this kind of scenery is reserved for movies and TV shows. But, that’s simply not true. People can definitely have their own beautiful log homes in real life and enjoy all the senses of warmth and relaxation that come with them. And, you know what? You can definitely be one of those people.
If you have been thinking about this a lot lately, maybe it’s time to take some actual steps towards achieving this goal. After all, sitting back and getting lost in thoughts about the perfect log house will not get you anywhere. Imagining it makes you feel wonderful, but the feeling is fleeting.
For a more permanent feeling of bliss, you need to actually do something about it. Nobody will come knocking and giving you the key to a place like this. So, don’t be lazy and get off the couch – it’s time to take some real action.
I know that you might be completely unfamiliar with the process and you are probably wishing that somebody could do everything instead of you. But, since we have established that no such thing will happen, you have to start getting serious. Don’t get discouraged if you don’t know the first thing about this. Useful information.
Everything can be learned and I will offer you a few guiding points, so that you know how to start. This way, you will get your perfect home in no time. Speaking of time, let’s stop wasting it and get to the point. Here’s what you have to do.
Find The Right Company
This is one of the most important things you need to do, and it should be among your first steps. The market is full of companies that can build you a lovely, handcrafted log house. However, the last thing you should do is rush into decision.
Remember, this is a big investment. It’s not like you are buying a new shirt, so you can throw it away if you don’t like it. Therefore, you need to find a company that has a proven track record and a lot of satisfied customers to confirm their skills.
Decide On The Plan
One you have picked the company, you need to make a detailed plan. Of course, you are not doing this alone. The contractor is there to hear you out and take all your needs and requirements into consideration, in order to get the perfect idea about what you want and how you can get that.
While developing this plan, you need to think about a couple of things. Naturally, the location of the home matters a lot. But, so does your budget, as well as the needs and wishes you and your family have about the design.
Get A Quote
After designing the perfect plan with the help of your contractor, the next step is to hear the price. The company will also give you a quote for the material required. That way, you will be able to estimate the “turn-key” cost and see if it suits you.
It’s not a bad idea to check the approximate cost of log homes online and compare that with the price you got. When you decide that it is within your budget, you might want to sign a contract with the company. Upon doing that, it is time to wait and watch the building progress.
Apply For Financing
But, wait a minute! If you are not planning to pay in cash, then there is another important step. There is no way you can get your dream home without actually paying for it. And, once again, nobody will give you the money for free.
Provided that you don’t have large amounts of cash stashed away, you will have to apply for a loan. That usually means that you will need a construction loan to cover all your costs. After your house is completed, a mortgage will replace this loan.
In addition to that, you might be eligible for a home equity line of credit. This can be a much faster and easier option. However, although it is the easier solution, you need to have equity built up in another property (read this) in order to use this option.
Whatever you decide regarding finances, one thing is for sure. When your new log home is completed, you won’t regret spending the money. No amount of cash can beat the feeling of pure happiness when you enter your own paradise.
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