It makes more sense in today’s world to love where you live and to build a place you and your family can enjoy for generations.
Top Five Reasons You Should Custom Build Your Home
In today’s world, it’s nearly impossible to find the perfect home as most homes are getting bought up quicker than the market can keep up with. If you’re lucky enough to find something move-in ready, you’ll likely pay a pretty penny for it, and will probably be missing something from your “must-have” list.
If you’re in the market for a new home, here is a list of why we think it’s smarter to build than to buy:
Create a list of your must-haves for your dream home. Do you prefer a first-floor primary suite? Do you need a two-car garage? Do you need a minimum of three bathrooms? When searching for a home, you often have to make sacrifices at the mercy of the housing market. Sure, you may be ok settling for two bathrooms, but what if you didn’t have to? When you decide to build your home, you are choosing to put your wants and needs first.
With jobs shifting to more remote work and people spending more time at home in general, many individuals are finding that they can choose exactly where they want to live. Rather than only being able to vacation in places like picturesque northern Michigan, building a home instead gives you the flexibility to spend as much time there as you want. It makes more sense in today’s world to love where you live and to build a place you and your family can enjoy for generations.
Are you environmentally-conscious? Did you know that older homes often cost you way more in energy costs in the long-term than a new home? When you build new, you can decide to install energy-efficient features such as windows, heated flooring, solar panels and more. Sure, you can add these features to a preexisting home but the overall structure of the home may be inefficient.
When you buy a home, there are often issues that need to be addressed right away. A leaky roof, an outdated HVAC system or old plumbing may need to be replaced before you can even move in. These costly repairs will add up quickly, especially in the beginning. Fixer-uppers can cost you roughly 10% of the home’s value in repair costs. That’s not even including updates to your flooring or your kitchen. Save yourself the surprise hassle by building a brand-new home.
As technology continues to advance at an exponential rate, the housing market must do the same. Sure, you may not need a refrigerator you can talk to or a voice-activated lighting system, but you want to make sure you’re getting the modern amenities you need. Modern heating and cooling systems allow climate control from the touch of a button on your phone, no matter where you are. Sprinkler systems can also be accessed through an app on your phone now. A new home opens opportunities you may not have known even existed.