Knowing that you’ve outgrown your current home is one thing. But how do you know what to do about the situation? Should you build or purchase a new home? Or perhaps you should purchase a lot and have a pre-fabricated house setup on the land?
While there are pros and cons to each, in the long run, building a custom home is often the best option. Here are reasons why you should consider building your new home.
Costs to Build Your Own Home
Many people are surprised to find that building your own house is a very cost efficient option. Professional home builders know where to look for savings. You’ll also be able to reap the benefits of the relationship your builder has with vendors and suppliers.
The number of ways you save money will amaze you. For example, even saving only a dollar or two on cabinet pulls and handles needed throughout the house adds up to significant savings.
Here are some reasons why building a new home is an economical option:
- The amount of building materials homebuilders need often nets a generous discount from material suppliers. The savings quickly add up.
- You’ll discuss the entire cost and the budget you’re comfortable with upfront. You don’t need to have any concern about hidden fees or unexpected closing costs.
- The home can be designed and built to be as energy efficient as possible, saving you thousands on utility bills while you’re living in the house.
Also, unlike pre-fabricated houses which depreciate as time passes, your custom built house will appreciate, making it a sound investment.
Minimal Maintenance in New Homes
While you may find an older home with an initial purchase cost lower than the estimated cost of building your own home, older homes will require a great deal of maintenance. Repairs and upgrades in older homes add up. A new home that requires little maintenance will save you thousands in the long run.
Build Your Own Home to Mirror Your Unique Personality
The biggest complaint people who purchase pre-fabricated or existing homes have is that the home doesn’t suit their personality or lifestyle. Their pre-fabricated home is just like every other in the neighborhood. Their older home is missing the modern design they crave.
If you desire something unique to you, building a new home is the answer. Building your own home allows you to create something that mirrors your personality and lifestyle.
It starts with the layout and floorplan. Professional home builders have a knack for designing a floorplan that suits the way your family lives. They will ask you about what you want most out of your home. Do you want to be able to entertain? Then your builder will design a layout that flows effortlessly from the kitchen to the dining room. Whatever your needs are, your custom home can be built around that.
Then, the actual design of your home. From the big details, like your customized floorplan, to the minor details, like your doorknobs. You’ll be able to handpick every aspect of your home, so it reflects your personal style.
This attention to detail is not something you’ll get with a prefab home.
Build Your New Home for Your Future
There is a reason you’re in the market for a new home. Before you make any decisions, it’s a good idea to sit down and make a list of your must-haves and nice-to-haves. What does your next home absolutely have to include?
When you do this, you shouldn’t focus only on your current needs. Also consider your plans for the future. For example, if you’re planning on having more children in the future, you’ll want a home with adequate bedrooms. Things to consider before deciding if you want to build your own home include:
- How much land you need and what you want to use that land for.
- How much your family will grow in the next few years.
- What amenities you need to have close at hand.
- What special features the home needs in order for you to be happy and comfortable.
Once you know what your current and future requirements are, you’re ready to meet with custom home builders who will work closely with you to create your dream home.
Build Only What You Need and Want
When you decide to build your own home, you eliminate the chance that you will pay for features you don’t need or want. By not having to pay for things you don’t require, you can put more of your budget toward the features you actually want.
If you want fewer bedrooms but more storage areas, that’s no problem. The same is true if you want uniquely shaped rooms, odd extensions, or extra large windows. Building your own home is the best way to ensure your next home isn’t just a home – it’s your dream home.
Once your home builder knows what you do and do not want, they’ll take those elements and lay them out in a functional floorplan.
Make Sure the Home Suits the Land
Each piece of land presents unique challenges. Deciding to build your own home ensures the house is designed and built in a way that complements the land it sits on. You want a home that can withstand anything the weather throws its way.
At Costa Homebuilders, our Build On Your Lot Specialists examine your lot and help you create a design that will withstand fierce winds, floods, shifting soil, and more. We’ll also help you decide the best location on your newly purchased lot is the safest spot for construction.
Decreased Cost of Living
Building your home is also the best way to ensure it is as environmentally friendly as possible. Your home will be built with all the latest, so that it is efficient. This reduces your operating costs and overall cost of living.
Handpick Your Builder
One advantage to building your home that you will not get with any other option: the ability to handpick the builder. This is your opportunity to interview home builders and find one who not only meshes with your style, but who you can also trust.
Choosing your own builder gives you confidence that your home will be everything you ever wanted. Not only that, but the right builder will do it on time and on budget.
In addition to making sure the builder you choose is licensed, insured, and prepared to provide you with a list of references, you want to make sure it’s someone who understands and respects your ideas. Also, be sure they have done projects in the past that are similar to the one you want to build. Find a builder you connect with, who you believe will do what it takes to make your dream home happen.
The ideal builder will:
- Provide you with an estimate and promptly inform you of any changes that could impact the overall cost
- Help you understand your budget, and prioritize your wants and needs to fit within that budget
- Design a custom floorplan based on your lifestyle
- Provide you with a detailed timeline of your project, so you always know what to expect
- Stay in communication with you throughout the entire project
- Be transparent about what aspects of the project they’re qualified to handle and which will need to be contracted to someone else
Contact us to set up an appointment with a specialist who will guide you through the process as you build your new home. We stand beside our customer from the very start of the project and keep the process stress free all the way to its conclusion.
Contact us today and start preparing to build your dream home!