Some people struggle with decision of whether to build a new custom home or search for what’s already on the market. Here are a few tips for figuring out if it’s time for you to build your own custom home.
You know what you want
Finding exactly what you want on the real estate market can be difficult, and you may end up making concessions when it comes to your next home. With custom building, you can choose the exact features, layout, appliances, and style, to fit your needs. Old homes may have some historic charm, but they can also come with unpleasant surprises in the form of maintenance costs and other hidden problems an inspector might miss.
You know your budget
It’s not enough to want a new home, you also have to be prepared to pay for it. Contrary to what some people think, building a new custom home can be done at a comparable price to purchasing an existing home and completing all of your desired updates and renovations. But it’s important to know your budget and understand what type of custom home you can afford. While you may pay little more than you would for an existing home, the control you get when building a custom home can make new custom home building an excellent choice!
You like new
Maybe you don’t want to inherit a home’s problems from its previous owner. Maybe you aren’t happy with any existing neighborhoods you’ve looked into. Or, maybe you just like the idea of building in a new location and creating a brand new home to live in. Building a new home means less maintenance, no surprises from previous owners, and a fresh start! Whatever your reasons may be, building a custom home can enhance your home buying experience and leave you satisfied with your new home for years to come!