It’s better to just buy a constructed house than start from scratch. You will be saved from so many headaches as I have heard from homeowners. Of course, having your own house build fro the start gives you the freedom on how it will look and the material that will be used. You have the say if you want a Murray Feiss lighting on your living room or what kind of tiles will be used in the bathroom. Based on readings and tales form other house owners, house construction starts from papers. Yes, not building materials but papers. You need to get all the necessary papers before you can proceed with the building. This includes the lot plan, house plan, building permits and the likes.
Of course you need to get a trusted contractor. Just ask around for referrals or search the net for the best contractors in our place. Some charge higher than the others, just be careful and be very conscious on the materials that they plan to use. As some people told me, that one of the reason why a contractor can offer a lower price is because the quality of the materials used is low.
Another thing is you need to observe. Some contractors will assure you that you don’t have to see what’s going on but I suggest you do otherwise. It’s better to see things on their unfinished stage and see what is wrong with them than be surprised on the outcome.
Lastly, patience.. as they say Patience is a Virtue. You will encounter so many hassle in house contruction but you must always remember that it is your dream house you are building.