Why Build Instead Of Buy?
Why is it better to build instead of buy? Why put yourself through the headaches? Let’s face it, there are headaches any way you go about home ownership. Generally speaking, a home is the single largest investment that a person makes in his/her lifetime. And whether you buy/build depends on many factors, and each has its advantages and disadvantages. Here’s why we’re fans of building over buying…
New houses don’t come with the years of leaking pipes, bathtub (or worse!) overflows, or any other “wet” situations that can lead to mold issues. In addition, the new HVAC systems will be cleaned out and you won’t have any sort of build-up in your duct work. And, because of stiffer safety regulations, you won’t need to worry about asbestos on your pipes or in your siding, lead paint on the walls, or other health issues that can come with existing and/or older houses.
New homes often have a more open floor plan that supports large groups. Older homes sometimes feature design choices that don’t make sense for entertaining purposes (think of having to walk through a bedroom to get to a bathroom).
Because the energy codes get updated more than most houses do, new construction will generally have better HVAC systems, insulation, and air filtration systems.
Another efficiency perk is that new construction homes can incorporate up-to-date technology, such as smart home features for your thermostat, home security, and more.
More Return On Your Investment Quickly
Because newer houses are, in fact, newer (duh!), there generally isn’t a need for new appliances, roofs, repairs and maintenance. And most newly-built homes qualify for home warranties also, to help cut down on these costs, too.
With building your own home, you have so much more freedom over the location, the layout, and almost every aspect of your home.
There’s something very satisfying about getting to the end of a major project, such as building your own home, and realizing that YOU DID THIS. You created a home. From scratch.
You Get Exactly What You Want
For most homebuilders, this factor alone is why they choose building over buying. It’s that whole “new home smell.” No one else has ever lived there, slept under that roof. No other pets have tracked in mud from outside. And this new home is yours - it matches your style and personality. It’s you.
Are you ready to start planning your new home? Interested in learning more about the Homestead Homes program? Contact us today.