If you’re having a hard time deciding whether to buy or build your own home, you’re not alone. We want to help you with that decision. At Unique Home Building, we know homes. From renovation to building from scratch, we are experts in our field and want to leave you with inspiration and peace of mind.
Each choice will come with its own individual benefits and challenges. With an existing home you don’t have to deal with construction and land costs or a moving timeline that may be extended, but you also inherit the previous homeowner’s problems. With a new home, the benefits are pretty obvious: customization, fewer repairs and the satisfaction of knowing your home is distinct and one of a kind.
If you’re interested in a new home, here are five reasons why building a new home is better than simply buying:
You Call the Shots. When deciding to build new, you have the freedom to customize every inch of a home to your liking, whether you want a custom master bath with an enormous tub or a chef-caliber kitchen where you can prepare gourmet meals. You get to choose the paint colors, the design, the countertops, flooring and fixtures—basically everything down to the door knobs. It’s a unique experience that every homeowner deserves to have.
Location: Building your home from scratch gives you the freedom of deciding where that should be! With an existing home, you are more limited. You might love the interior but not be so thrilled with its location on a busy street or facing an interstate. When you build a custom home, you also purchase the land where it’ll sit, which means you get to choose the community—and to a certain extent—your neighbors. It’s a definite plus, especially since location is so closely tied to resale value.
Green Choices: New builds are usually more energy efficient than older or existing homes because of new construction standards. Many newly built homes have either a 5 or 6-star energy rating. Some new home builders also use green or recycled materials. Though these materials may increase upfront construction costs, they eventually end up saving you money because your custom home will be more energy efficient. At Unique Home Building, we have what you want to create the green home you’re dreaming of!
Avoid Repairs: One of the biggest challenges with buying an existing home is that you’re also buying the previous owner’s hardships. A worn out roof, an old furnace or water heater—these are all problems that become yours once you buy. When you custom build your home, you minimize the repair costs and maintenance because everything is new. In addition, many homebuilders also offer at least a one-year warranty on certain workmanship, which is added protection just in case something stops functioning properly in your new home.
Higher Resale Value: If you’ve taken the time and effort to build a custom home, we’d hope you’d live in it forever. However, lifestyle or job changes may cause you to sell. But there’s an upside—custom homes usually have more unique selling points than existing homes in terms of energy efficiency, style and features. These things can attract great buyers who may want a unique home, but whose lifestyle isn’t suitable for the new construction process.
There are several benefits to building a custom home, but the tops ones are quality craftsmanship and service. At Unique Home Building, we specialize in quality work and service. If you are interested in creating your own unique home, contact us today for more information!