“I live in Springfield, Missouri. I have two lots on 6.9 acres. One lot is wooded and the other one is not wooded.
I drew myself a plan of a house using punch home software. I will be ready to build within a couple of years from now.
I plan on drilling a well in the near future. In proximity to my land I have power line and a natural gas line.
I understand I have to secure building loan, but before that what should I prepare?
Should I go ahead and find an architect to give my house plan and ask him to draw the detailed building plan or should I wait?
I would appreciate your advice – Joseph”
You will need final plans before securing your loan. As you point out, you can take your scheme to a local architect or home designer and ask them to draft a final set of plans. Alternatively, you can search the internet for a set of pre-drawn home plans that meets your requirements.
There are lots of good sites out there. Originalhome.com is my website and offers a selection of traditional designs you can customize online.
Good luck with your project,
David Moore, AIA