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Building A Home In The Location That You Want

March 1, 2024
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How to Build a Home in the Location That You Want

Finding the perfect home can be a massive challenge, but finding the perfect location too? That can seem nearly impossible… You might find a beautiful house that checks off everything on your list, but it's in the wrong neighborhood. Or, you finally find that perfect neighborhood, only to realize the houses don't quite meet your expectations. So what do you do? 

Build Rite Construction will help you build your dream home in any Southwest Michigan location you like! No more compromising on location or settling for a home that doesn't quite fit your needs. With Build Rite Construction, you can have both. Here's how to build a home on your lot with the best custom home builder in Michigan.


The process of creating your dream home starts by locating land in Southwest Michigan. You have a few choices:

  • Search through listings on your own.
  • Collaborate with a real estate agent.
  • Or utilize the expertise of the Build Rite Construction team.

Partnering with us means teaming up with someone who comprehends every aspect of finding suitable land and constructing on your chosen lot. Going alone or working with a typical agent could leave you unaware of the intricacies of land suitability and the building process. However, we can either suggest lots to you or inspect your selected site to evaluate its potential.

We will also assist you in setting up utilities, zoning considerations, and other crucial construction aspects.

Your dream home in your dream location awaits, but it's crucial to navigate these initial steps with insight and strategy.

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Crafting your dream home starts with a smart budget strategy. First, understand your financial landscape – know your credit score, income, and any existing commitments. This clarity helps you gauge what you can comfortably afford. 

Then, think about your building approach. 

Deciding whether to hire a professional builder, work with contractors, or take on the role of a builder yourself will all have different impacts on your budget.

Choosing the perfect plot goes beyond just aesthetics; it's important to consider factors like zoning and utility access to ensure it's suitable for building. Overlooking these elements can lead to unexpected costs that quickly add up.

It's essential to prioritize your must-haves over nice-to-haves, finding a balance between your dream features and your financial limitations.

Build Rite Construction in Benton Harbor, Michigan is available to assist you in navigating these crucial decisions, ensuring that your dream home not only aligns with your vision but also fits within your budget constraints.


Whether you're juggling lease terms or planning to sell your current home, your timeline matters. 

Custom homes can take 9–18 months to build, and can take longer due to permits, intricate details, and the design process. The design process can take 3–6 months, depending on the size of the home and the level of customization. The timeline can also vary depending on factors such as engineering, permit acquisition, site development, and mother nature.

Finding that perfect plot is the first piece of the puzzle, and that's a process that could range from a swift week to a six-month quest. Negotiating and closing on your land might take another 1-2 months, considering due diligence and buildability assessments.

Once you've locked in your property, we dive into land prep and design choices. Contract discussions, amenity selections, and permit applications form the next stage.

While timelines vary, especially with city permit processes ranging from 3 weeks to over 3 months, we keep things moving quickly.

The actual construction, weather permitting, is a sprint of efficiency! Most homes are up within 7-8 months, ensuring your dream home is a reality in no time. 


Selecting Build Rite Construction means partnering with a team that's not just building houses, but crafting homes. With 15 years as a family-operated home builder in Michigan, we've developed an approach that's all about you – from finding land to the first design sketch and the final nail… We stand firm behind our work with consistent warranties and stellar customer service.

If you're interested in building a new home we're here to help you make that dream a reality. Contact us today to start the process of building your custom home in the location you've always wanted!

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