The Benefits of Building Over Buying
Did you know Americans have built almost 7 million new homes in the past decade?
If you’re in the market for a house, have you considered building a custom home of your own? It may seem easier (or cheaper) to buy an existing house, but that’s not always true. In fact, it’s probably more affordable than you think!
Curious to learn more? In this post, we’ll examine 4 benefits of building a new home from the ground up. Read on!
1. Customized Look
The most obvious benefit of building a custom home is you can design it to suit your unique style and taste.
Your builder may have a series of sample floor plans to choose from, but you have complete control over the details. From the type of wood on the fireplace mantel to the type of tile on the kitchen floor, you can create a home that’s 100% “yours.”
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We custom build each home “one at a time,” you can be assured that you will receive personalized attention throughout the process.
2. Adapted to Your Needs and Lifestyle
We all have different circumstances, so why buy a home that was built for someone else’s needs?
A couple with no children have very different needs than a family with three kids and an elderly mother-in-law. A two-story home might be preferable for some families, while others would be happier (or safer) in a single-story home.
Do you want a large garage to store sporting gear? Would you prefer a spacious game room or home gym instead of two small bedrooms? Do you need wider hallways and doorways to accommodate a walker or wheelchair?
When you choose to build a new home, you can adapt it to whatever best suits your family.
3. New Energy-Efficient Appliances and Technology
If you buy an existing home, you’re getting appliances and an HVAC system that are years (or even decades) old. You could be in for an unpleasant surprise when your utility bills start coming in!
On the other hand, building a new home means you can install the latest energy-efficient technology. With new kitchen appliances and a modern heating and cooling system, you could potentially save over $1,000 a year.
Better yet, you can include smart home technology in the building process to create a home that’s ultra-modern, convenient, and safe.
4. No Need to Renovate or Remodel
A final benefit of building your own home is you’ll save the hassle of renovation or repair work. Even if you find an existing home you love, there’s sure to be things that need updating or replacing.
You may find that the heating system is less than efficient or the bathroom sink has a major leak. Or you may find that the kitchen isn’t large enough or you needed that extra bedroom after all.
Would you rather spend your weekends fixing up an old house or spending time with your family in a new, perfectly functioning home?
Building a Custom Home: Ready to Get Started?
As you can see, there are many benefits to building a custom home.
You can customize its appearance and any features you need to suit your lifestyle. By installing energy-efficient appliances and technology, you’ll actually save money in the long run.
And because everything is new, there’s no need for expensive or inconvenient renovation work. Your new home is guaranteed to be move-in ready!
Are you thinking of building a home in Georgia or South Carolina? Contact us today and let’s talk about your vision.