Choosing your dream home is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make. Most people generally have a good idea about the type of home they are looking to purchase, but some people will just search within their budget range until they find the one that feels right. Instead of spending countless hours searching for a home that fits your needs, you should consider buying a custom built home instead. This guide goes over the benefits of choosing a custom home rather than a home that already exists.
One of the biggest advantages of buying a brand new home is the lack of maintenance that comes with older homes. It's hard to find an existing home that doesn't need some type of repairs. These repairs can add on to the already enormous mortgage cost that you are paying for the house. Even cosmetic repairs like painting can start to add up quickly. The last thing you want to do after paying so much for a home is put more money into it to get it to a livable state. Brand new homes come ready for you and your family to move in with zero repairs needed.
Of course, the best part of the custom home option is the ''custom" part. You can design the home to meet every single criteria on your list. If you're not sure what you want, you can work with modular home companies. They have dozens of models that you can choose from. Once you select the model, you can customize all the materials used on floors, cabinets, countertops, and more. Each piece of the house will reflect your own uniqueness and style. Even the outside of the house can be designed to fit your needs, using your personal choices for roofing and siding. Add decks to the home to give it a more homey feel.
Another advantage to selecting a custom built home is that they typically come with a warranty from the manufacturer. The number of years for the warranty will be based on the company you are using, but most will cover the first several years that you own the home. The warranty will cover any repairs required or any defects that are found after construction. Older homes rarely have an existing warranty that is attached to them, so repairs come out of pocket as mentioned above. The warranty alone can save you thousands of dollars should something happen to your home.Share
29 November 2017
When I was in college, I lived in an old house just south of the university campus with five other girls. When we came back from Christmas break, the heater was broken. The beginning of January was the coldest time of the year, and because it was the weekend, the heating company couldn't come fix it for a few days. My roommates and I pulled our mattresses into the front room and slept all together to keep warm. Two weeks later, our heater broke again! That time we ended up getting a completely new furnace. Needless to say, we got to be good friends with the heating contractor that month, and it was a good experience that led to the creation of this blog.