How to Manage Building a Home in Florida From Out of State

The allure of South Florida is hard to beat. There’s just a certain allure about the sunshine, the beaches, the tax-free living… yep, that’s right. There’s no state income tax in Florida. There’s no inheritance tax or estate tax either. For those living out of state or out of the country, putting down new roots in the Sunshine State can be good for these and a whole host of other reasons.

If you’re considering moving to Florida, now is the opportune time to build your dream luxury home and settle into all that South Florida has to offer, but how do you do it from afar?

Tips for Building a Luxury Home From Out of State

  • Hire local – While we think it’s always important to hire a local contractor, it’s even more imperative when you, yourself, are not living there. Local contractors are familiar with the unique rules and regulations of building in Miami and also have established relationships with skilled vendors. In an economy where labor for construction is tight, having the right connections matters all the more.
  • Partner with an owner’s representativeOwner’s reps do as the name suggests – they represent you, the project owner. Frequently, you may hear about owner’s reps in relation to commercial construction projects, but they’re invaluable in luxury residential build too. They serve as your on-the-ground eyes, ears, and voice of the project, but more than that, they are experts in construction and can help successfully guide your project to the finish line on time and on budget.
  • Prioritize communication – Before hiring an owner’s rep or general contractor for your Florida luxury home build, be sure to have a thorough understanding of their communication style. You want a team who communicates often about the project so you can stay up-to-speed and involved in all aspects of construction, despite living out of state.

Our team of experts at Seacoast Construction offers everything from owner’s representation to serving as your custom luxury residential contractor. If you have questions about the construction scene in South Florida, we’re here to help. To learn more about navigating a residential project in South Florida or how we can represent you in your build, please get in touch with our team today.

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