Building A Moderate Priced House
You never want to overbuild for the area that you live
in. There's a good chance that you won't get a good return on your
investment and your house might look out of place in the community. If
you're going to be building a home in a moderately priced area, you're
going to want to stick to these guidelines below.
The area that your house is going to be built in, should determine the design of it. If everyone of the houses that you look at in the area, have brick or rock exteriors, it wouldn't be a bad idea to find out why and design your home accordingly. Sometimes different methods of constructions work better in certain areas where it snows or is wet often.
You're going to need to give some serious consideration to the size of your house also. If most of the homes in the area are between 1200 ft.² and 3000 ft.², it wouldn't be a bad idea to keep the size of your home within these boundaries.
Now what about the garage, if everyone has a two-car garage, it wouldn't be a bad idea to keep this in mind while planning your home. However, if you are planning on building a larger garage, because you need a work space area or have additional cars that you would like to park in it, this could work to your advantage when you do decide to sell the home. It seems like more and more people want larger garages and this could make the difference between someone purchasing your home or someone else's.
Try to keep the exterior of the house and the roofing, similar to those houses around you, unless you really want your house to stand out and be different. The exterior of your home is very important, especially within a community that is trying to achieve a certain look for those who live in it.
This might not solve all of your problems, but it should provide you with a good start, for planning and building a moderately priced home in your community.