Building a Home is less daunting of a task than many think. A home is usually the biggest investment one will make in their life. Hours of time and energy are spent trying to find the perfect layout with the perfect amenities to match the “Must Have” list. It can be a vigorous and frustrating process depending on the market. Our question is: Why waste your time looking for that almost perfect home when you can design exactly the home you want?
Here are 5 reasons why you building a home is better than buying.
You will get exactly what you want.
*Why settle for someone else’s choices when you can select your favorite cabinets, countertops, appliances, carpets and flooring? While you’re at it, you can choose gorgeous bath and kitchen fixtures, lighting and other options that you love. Your new home will reflect your style, not someone else’s taste.
*Want a master bedroom on the first floor? It’s yours. With massive his and her’s walk-in closets? Done! Want high ceilings and a luxurious, resort-style master bath? Perhaps you’d like a sitting room with a fireplace in your owner’s suite or French doors that open to your private patio or the pool? It’s easy, when you build your master suite your way.
A new home is more efficient, especially with the new energy codes.
*The greening of new homes is an important value added that most existing homes don’t have. Many markets now require certain energy-efficient features in new construction, such as a higher grade of insulation and Energy Star windows and doors, that aren’t found in older homes. For people who build rather than buy, their homes will be ahead of the green curve — and that will fetch a better price when it comes time to sell. Demand for green homes is soaring, with more than 80 percent of home buyers across ethnic groups indicating they want energy-efficient features, according to a study last year by the National Home Builders Association.
*Typically, homes built today have roughly 700 more square feet of livable space when compared to homes built 20 years ago. This means more windows, more closet space, larger kitchens, and more. When you combine this with lower maintenance, new energy efficiencies, and upgraded safety features; you get a home that not only offers you more, but a home that truly works for you.
It can be better for the environment and your health.
*Today’s new homes are far more energy efficient than homes built just five years ago. Versus homes built ten or 20 years ago, it’s game over, advantage new.Why settle for drafty, energy-wasting single-pane windows in a used home? Many new homes offer double or even triple-pane windows. Special window coatings and inert gases between the layers of glass are often available, saving you even more energy and money in both heating and cooling season.
*Today’s new homes meet stringent energy standards and codes not in place in the past. They combine high-performance energy efficiency with state-of-the-art ventilation and air filtration. The result is year-round, draft-free comfort and higher indoor air quality.
Easier to recoup your investment.
*Homeownership has proven to be one of the most dependable investments in today’s economy
*Homes built today are likely to command higher values than existing homes, primarily because improved building standards have led to better-quality housing products
*A new home is more appealing than an older home to a buyer beau it will require fewer repairs and less maintenance which can save both time and money. In addition, you’ll have a warranty with a new home where older homes will only have them if its been updated recently.
Emotional connection to living in a new home that you created.
*A used home was someone else’s dream, not yours. It reflects their choices and family memories. You may learn to love avocado-green appliances (and you may be willing to scrub stained countertops or grease-encrusted ovens and cooktops) but more and more people prefer that never lived-in feel.