Before you and your family can move into your new ranch style custom home, it has to be built. Although you might be anxious to start construction, it is important to carefully plan the building of your home. Here are some of the most common mistakes made during new construction that you should factor into your planning.  Trying to Build It Alone Unless you have professional experience with building a house, it is ideal to rely on professionals to help build your home. Even though you could possibly save money on the project by doing it yourself, you could encounter problems that are difficult for people outside of contracting to tackle.  For instance, you could end up stuck with materials that are far more expensive than they normally would be if a contractor purchased them.  Making Changes to the Plans Once your home’s plans have been finalized, it is important that you stick to them unless there is a major reason for an adjustment. When you need to make a change, no matter how minute it is, it could cause problems to other facets of your home.  For instance, if you want to move the sink in a bathroom to the other side of the room, alternative plans will need to be considered that include the changes to the electrical and plumbing work. There is also the possibility that the change could impact the rooms that are bordering the bathroom.  Forgetting the Resale Value Even though you might feel like your ranch style home is your forever home, it might not be. At some point, you might want to sell. It is because of this, you need to remember the resale value of your home.  Although you have the right to customize your home, you have to remember that some customizations might not play well to the real estate market. As a result, you could end up losing the interest of potential buyers or have to make costly renovations to make it sellable.  Failing to Get Everything in Writing During the course of building your home, you will work with a variety of people, including contractors and home improvement retailers. To ensure everything goes off without a hitch, make sure you get all agreements in writing.  By having everything in writing, you can avoid confusion about what was promised and what was actually delivered. You also have written proof of the agreements if you have to take legal action to resolve issues.  There are many other mistakes that you should be careful to avoid while building your home. Work closely with your contractor to find out what your focus should be during the...