4 Major Benefits of Owning a Custom Built Home
When it comes to purchasing a new home, deciding to do so is the easy part. Trying to decide between purchasing a pre-owned home and a custom-built home can prove to be a little more tricky.
There are clear advantages to both options; however, the overriding factor that tends to take precedence most often is that custom-built homes typically cost more per square foot than previously owned homes. While that is generally true, many new homeowners are surprised at just how little the difference in price actually is, especially when you add in the benefits from owning a custom built house.
Below, you will find the four greatest benefits that homeowners state are the major reasons why they did not hesitate to purchase custom-built:
Benefit #1: Can be customized to meet your exact needs and wants.
Above all, the most spectacular reason why a custom-built home is a better option than a pre-owned home is because it can be built to your exact specifications.
It’s very rare to find a pre-owned home that has everything you want and need. It seems that for every amenity you receive, there is one that is missing. Which means that in order to turn a pre-owned home into your absolute dream home, there will be a handsome price that will have to be paid, in terms of both time and money.
With a custom-built home you have an almost unlimited number of options you can use to design your home to best suit your particular needs and wants. It’s like painting on a blank canvas. You get to create something from scratch, and include all of the colors, shapes, and designs you like best.
Benefit #2: Can drastically lower your repair, maintenance, and utility costs.
Every year new innovations in the plumbing, roofing, electrical, water and other home related industries are being introduced to new homes. One category each industry has in common is that they’re coming up with new ways to save homeowners more money each year – whether it be in energy efficiency, water efficiency, and the like.
You’re almost guaranteed to miss out on the latest technological advances as a pre-owned homeowner, due in part to the age of the home and the lack of technology available when the home was first constructed. While most components can be upgraded, the price for doing so is very high and in most cases will take several years of being in the home to recuperate your investment.
On the other hand, as a custom-built homeowner you have immediate access to the “best of the best” in each category – plumbing, electrical, insulation, etc. As a result, you are practically guaranteed to save money long-term as repairs and maintenance will not be needed for several years. In addition, your energy consumption will also be decreased.
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Benefit #3: No restrictions on where you may live.
Let’s imagine for a moment that you’ve found your dream home. It has everything you and your family need and want. It even has that powder room on the first floor you’ve always dreamed of having.
There’s just one problem, albeit a very big problem.
The home is located in an area you absolutely refuse to move to. It’s far away from town and family, and it’s not even located next to any local conveniences. As much as you love the home, it’s not worth sacrificing your preferred location.
With custom-built homes that problem is far less prevalent. If you can find a lot in the area you want to live in, then it is possible to have both your dream home and your dream location. That’s something a lot of pre-owned homeowners never get to experience.
Benefit #4: No remodeling or it’s accompanying stress.
If you’ve ever watched a remodeling show on one of the home and garden television networks, then you’ve seen the amount of frustration and stress that goes into a remodeling project. That stress is not exaggerated; it’s much too real.
It’s commonplace today for pre-owned homeowners to participate in some form of remodel shortly after purchasing their home. And most of them try to tackle it while living in the home. There’s nothing more frustrating and anxiety-ridden than having to listen to knocking and banging in your house for weeks on end. Not to mention, the mess and accompanying cleanup, as well.
If that’s not enough, there’s also the almost guaranteed chance that the contractor will find something else wrong during the remodel – something that must be taken care of before they can continue work. If the stress wasn’t bad enough, now you have to pull out of your savings account to take care of the extra costs involved.
It goes without saying that remodeling is a foreign word in the realm of custom-built homes. The reason being that everything is designed just the way you want before construction is even begun. While it may take a little longer for the home to be built, the lack of remodeling or repairs afterword is worth the sacrifice.
While there are definitely benefits to purchasing a pre-owned home, there are just as many benefits to purchasing a custom-built home – benefits like customization, lower costs, location, and less stress.
If you’re interested in the possibility of purchasing your own custom-built home and making it the home you’ve always dreamed of owning, then we’d like to invite you to take a look at the video below. It will give you an idea of how we can help you realize that dream.