5 Great Reasons to Build a Custom Home
- Completely Custom
The first and most favored reason for building a custom home is that the buyer has valued input in each and every phase of the building process. This certainly allows the builder and buyer alike to specifically tailor the home to the client’s needs, wants and desires.
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.
- Precisely what you want, and nothing you don’t!
When you choose to build a custom home not only do you get the home of your dreams, but you also avoid having unused or unnecessary space. While this may not seem like a big deal, in the long run it truly is. With unused space in your home, year after year you will be paying tax on that square footage area. Although initially it may not seem like a lot, it will add up quickly! The initial and annual added cost to a space which will go unused in one of the most powerful examples of why buying a pre existing home may not be the best bang for your buck.
- Low Maintenance
Another recognizable advantage to building a new home is just that…it is new. Every material used, building methods and style, appliances etc. are contemporary and cutting edge. These things are good for more than just bragging rights, there are some pretty exceptional advantages involved.
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.
- Energy Efficient
National energy standards have changed dramatically even over the past couple of years. When you build a new home, you are ensuring that your house is built with consideration and materials which will save you money each and every month.
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!
- Tax Deductions
Speaking of tax deductions, did you know that building a home allows you to write off a substantial amount on your taxes? These financial benefits include the ability to deduct interest, points and property taxes paid while the home was being built. Buyers building a new home are eligible for the first time homeowner tax deduction (with certain stipulations).
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!