Building Your Own Home: What’s The Appeal?

You need a new home, and you’re wondering whether to build one or buy one. Here’s what’s great about building your own home instead of buying a generic one.

Searching for a new home can be such a nightmare.

You see one you like but it needs too many repairs. Another one is appealing, but it’s in the wrong neighborhood.

Then you finally find one that checks off most of the boxes, but someone outbids you and you lose it. 

Have you considered building your own home? 

The Advantages to Building Your Own Home

Why settle for checking off most the boxes when you can check them all?

Building a house allows you to do just that. There are so many benefits of going the building versus buying route:

1. Get It Your Way

Everyone has their own unique style. Looking at existing homes verifies this. 

It’s nearly impossible to find an existing home that has everything you would choose. But when you build your own home, you get to customize all the details of your home.

No more weird wallpaper, ugly sinks or even strange nooks that make no sense.

When building a house, you get to have a say in everything from the layout, flooring, and lighting, all the way down to paint colors, cabinets, even doorknobs. 

2. Fewer Repairs at the Onset

When you buy an existing home, you’re taking some chances.

For example, the third or fourth big rain causes the roof to leak. Or the furnace decides to crash at the most inconvenient time. 

Maybe that old knob and tube wiring in the attic keeps you up at night worrying about a potential fire.

These are all big-ticket fixes. But with a newly built home, everything is new and up to code. That means you’re far less likely to have to deal with such repairs in those first few years.

3. Healthier for You and the Earth

The charm of an old home can be easily negated by the presence of toxic materials. It was once acceptable to use asbestos and lead paint in construction. And then there’s the mold that’s taken residence in older homes.

You don’t need to worry about those with a new build. 

Plus, while you’re caring for your own health, you can make your new home healthier for the earth by choosing eco-friendly materials, Energy Star rated appliances and more efficient plumbing and electrical fixtures. 

You can even install, sleeve and/or wire for future technology upgrades like solar and automation. 

4. Better Resale Value

Sometimes life throws you a curveball and you need to up and move elsewhere.

Just know that if that happens, you’ll get a solid return on investment by building a new home. Because most house hunters find a new home more appealing than an older one.

So you’ll likely have more significant profits with the resale of your new home than you would trying to sell an older home.

Ready to Build?

There are clear advantages to building your own home. 

Of course, you want to be sure to work with experienced builders who will be attentive to your wants and needs. 

So contact us today. We’ll help make your dream home a reality.