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The Advantages of Building a Custom Home

Whether you’ve been saving to build your dream house for several years or you’ve recently found yourself frustrated with the existing homes on the market, there are several advantages to building a house that can make your life much easier in the long-run.

1.) CUSTOMIZATION: When it comes to shopping for a home the conventional way, house hunters wind up visiting dozens of listings in an effort to find a location that best meets their needs; however, one of the greatest benefits of building a house is that it presents the opportunity for complete customization.  From selecting the perfect piece of land to choosing all of the materials and special features, building to suit gives you the ability to truly monitor your budget by picking-and-choosing specific upgrades and amenities.

2.) AFFORDABILITY: While the idea of custom building a home may cause many people to see dollar signs, the truth of the matter is that it can often be cheaper than buying an existing house.  Sure, some people find themselves having a difficult time sticking to a budget during the building process, but by working with a builder who respects your financial limits, it’s entirely possible to create your dream home at a reasonable price.

With this, it’s also important to remember that affordability is about more than upfront costs—it’s also about the amount of money you’ll have to put into yearly home maintenance repairs or future renovations.  With a new home, you’ll also have new wiring, plumbing, roofing, and mechanicals, which means the price of general upkeep will be cheaper.

3.) ENERGY EFFICIENCY: Along with saving money on future maintenance costs, a custom built home gives you the opportunity to select the latest energy saving appliances and building code standards.  With the inclusion of various energy and environmentally efficient features, you get to see the savings roll in every month in the form of lower utility bills.

4.) PROTECT YOUR INVESTMENT: Research shows that new homes appreciate in value much more than older homes, so while you may not be thinking of moving anytime in the near future—if at all—it’s important to remember that life changes can happen.  Sure, it would be nice to make a real estate transaction without thinking about shifts in the market or changes in your personal life, but a smart homebuyer knows that paying attention resale value is always a wise idea.  At the end of the day, you automatically increase your home’s worth by building new.

Plain and simple, the decision to construct a new home is not something that should be made without a bit of prior understanding of what it will entail.  Naturally, it will take a bit longer than buying an existing property, but if you’re willing to wait so that your needs and wants are met, building a home can create something you’ve only ever dreamed about.

If you’d like to learn more about how to get the process started, please feel free to contact me.  I’d love to have the opportunity to help you along the way.

Mirko Attolini | CRES Builders Corp. | www.CRESBuilders.com | 770-983-4698