A home is one of the largest investments a person makes. Most buyers spend a significant amount of time and energy searching for or designing their “perfect home” before signing any contracts. Key factors typically include location, price, additional costs and the condition of the property. Homebuyers will sometimes also compile a wish list with their specific needs, divided into “wants” and “needs.”
What’s better—buying an established home or a building a house? When it’s time to start looking, this is the first decision homebuyers need to make. Both methods offer significant financial and social advantages; however, the “better” method is dependent on the priorities of the buyer.
When you build a house from the ground up, all aspects can be customized to your precise specifications. Does your dream home have a large, open first floor? You can do that. Are you dreaming of a big kitchen with plenty of storage? That’s possible. Building your own home gives you the power to design a house that is specific to your family and your own unique needs.
Building a house can allow you to use updated technologies for energy efficiency. Better windows, insulation options, etc., contribute to the long-term benefits of building a new home. Energy efficiency is standard in most newly built homes but there is always the option to do more by incorporating energy-saving technologies like solar panels, for instance.
One of the main benefits of building vs. buying and existing house, is choosing the location of your new home. Whether you are dreaming of a golf course community or a secluded, natural retreat, you get to pick exactly where you want your home will be built.
Buying a home could include unforeseen repairs or updates that need to be made immediately. When you build a house, you will not have the deferred maintenance that a resale or existing home could have. In addition, all Homewood homes come with a 35-year limited structural warranty.
While building a house has many benefits, not everyone wants to wait before moving into their dream home. At Homewood Homes, we have a number of newly built inventory homes available for purchase immediately. Visit our website or contact a sales representative using the form below.
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