If you’re thinking that this seems solely like a cosmetic advantage, that’s where you’re wrong. There is extensive potential for financial savings as well as overall comfort and happiness in the home when building custom.
Although the chances of finding your ‘perfect’ home which is already built and on the market aren’t implausible, they do remain unlikely. Building your own custom home saves you the hassle and financial burden of considering renovations. Renovating can be a tricky process, but when you build custom you save yourself the hassle of finding matching materials, finding reputable contractors, the time out of the home while construction is being done, the list goes on. These things add up quickly.
When you build custom, this also allows you to have a full customization of more than cosmetic agendas. For example, if you prefer certain rooms to remain quieter than usual- such as an office or bedroom- your builder is able to make that happen. Every inch of your new home, visible or not, will be a reflection of you and your family. Personalization is at the heart of everything we do at Truland Homes. We can start with your vision and help you perfect it, or we can guide you with examples of our vision and help you make it your own.
When a buyer is interested in purchasing an existing home, the looming uncertainty of the condition of the foundation, structural integrity, quality of materials which were originally used etc. remains. These uncertainties and potential risks can be avoided all together when the buyer is involved in the the building process. Although it may cost more upfront, by using high quality materials from the beginning the initial costs will be dramatically offset by long term maintenance costs. Additionally, the appliances used will be brand new and still under warranty. Replacing appliances in a pre existing home is another example of how this process certainly can add up quickly.
Another advantage to a custom house is that your home comes with a complete assurance that your home is being built in accordance to the most up to date safety codes.
Often times, it becomes incredibly difficult to retrofit pre existing houses to be more energy efficient. The average work done to update the energy efficiency of an old home frequently yields less than desireable in energy savings annually. Even these mild amendments to existing homes cost the buyer well into the thousands of dollars for a job. Now, factor in the number of these it would take to see even a 30-40 percent yield on energy savings, and the cost of buying a pre-built home starts to really add up.
One more thing to keep in mind is that there is a Federal Residential Energy Efficiency Tax Credit to offset annual expenses. This tax credit allows for up to 30% of certain green building materials to be deducted from your annual taxes. Being green could in fact save you some green!
All in all, there are many variables at play, both pros and cons, on both sides of the home buying/building experience. Just remember, building a custom home not only can be done for a remarkably comparable price, but it allows you to create your dream home!
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If you would like to speak with us more about building your custom home, please contact us. All of us here at Truland Homes are eager to get your one step closer to living in your dream home!