Building a house may be the easiest decision to make. We are spending more time in our homes than ever, which is one reason many homeowners have decided to have their custom homes built to fit their specific needs. According to Housing First Minnesota, in 2020, demand for new houses surged. During 2020 metro-area builders pulled permits to build 6,439 single-family dwellings, nearly 5% more than the previous year.
Post World War II, with access to transportation and the advent of the shopping mall, people began to leave cities like St. Paul and Minneapolis for suburbs like Richfield, St. Louis Park, Bloomington, and Roseville. There, they found more modern homes, attracting young families. Now you can see people that live as far as Blaine and Ham Lake.
These factors often lead to suburbanites commuting to the big city.
Now, with many people aware of the effects commuting has on our environment, people are choosing to return to the Twin Cities to live and work. They are also discovering the rich cultural diversity the city environment has to offer.
When you are looking to build, there are different things to think about from a builder’s point of view. Something that potential new build buyers might not think about include:
When choosing where to build, all of the above can become positive or negative depending on time, cost, and more. This is why hiring a professional can take the headache out of managing all of the paperwork, planning, and logistics of building a home.
Kohaven can build in the city, in the suburbs, or in a rural community of your choice. We have licensed realtors. We can build on a lot you already own or help you purchase one. We can also help you through the design process or work with the plans you may already have drawn up.