Rainy Lake, Minnesota
3181 US-53
International Falls, MN 56649
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3 Things You Need to Know Before Building a New House November 28, 2018

Rainy Lake, Koochiching
3 Things You Need to Know Before Building a New House, Rainy Lake, Minnesota

Building your own house from the floor up is a dream for many Americans, but making that dream a reality involves many steps with which homeowners may be unfamiliar. Everything from the location of your land to the general contractor you hire matters a great deal. Homeowners beginning the home building process should keep these factors in mind.

What to Know Before Building a New House

1. Not All Builders Are the Same

When you’re building a home, selecting a general contractor becomes key to ensuring your home is everything you want it to be when it is finished. If customization is important to you or if you want to have a very unique home, select a builder with extensive experience in building custom homes. Additionally, a company which utilizes industry-leading technology can make sure your home is built as quickly and efficiently as possible.

2. Financing Is Different

Financing any new build will require you to apply for a construction line of credit rather than a traditional home mortgage. Your general contractor can provide you with an estimate of construction costs, including a financial breakdown to help you decide which home features you could eliminate to lower your costs if necessary. You can apply for a home mortgage after your home is built to pay off your construction debt.

3. Building Codes & Restrictions Might Affect Your Project

Before you purchase a lot of land on which to build, check with local building officials to verify your project is allowed. Some counties feature home size restrictions and land use regulations. Otherwise, you can have building permits denied after you’ve invested in land on which you can’t build your dream home.


If you want a home builder with experience and an excellent reputation, the general contractors at Up North Builders Inc. in International Falls, MN, are fully licensed and specialize in designing custom homes. They can help you build a new home quickly and efficiently, starting with a strong foundation and ending with quality roofing. A 100% customer satisfaction guarantee covers all services to ensure you love every aspect of your new home in International Falls, Littlefork, the Rainy Lake area, and around Lake Kabetogama. Call (218) 285-3635 or visit them online to schedule a free consultation today.

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