Are you looking for a new home but just can’t seem to find the right one? Are you frustrated going to showing after showing of the same floor plan that just won’t work for your family? It may be time to look into other options, like building a new custom home.
We get it, buying a new custom home can seem overwhelming. But it may be the perfect fit for you and your family’s needs. Here are five ways you can know if you’re ready to buy a new custom home.
If you feel settled.
If you feel like you know the city and/or area you want to live in — at least for the next several years — it is probably the right time to buy a custom home. Having a permanent residence can also help provide stability, and the mostly fixed costs of home ownership are more predictable than renting. Of course, there’s no way to know if you’re going to be somewhere forever. And when you’re ready to move, we have some advice for selling your home.
If you have unique needs.
What you need to fit your family will look different from anyone else’s. Being able to accommodate those specific needs is the beauty of building a custom home. Building also allows you to future proof your home for how your family requirements will grow and change over time. You get to choose the floor plan, the features and the appliances that best fit your needs, not figure out how to make your life fit into a space.
If the financials make sense.
Many people think that building a custom home is more expensive than buying one that’s already built, but that is not always the case. You may be able to find a lot of land and then find a builder that can build for the same price or even lower than what a new home mortgage would cost. Building is often more flexible with mortgage options. Many of our clients, for example, utilize our turnkey construction offering to simplify the building process.
If you’re ready for better energy efficiency.
Especially if you live in a location where high energy costs are the norm, you’ll be looking for ways to save wherever possible. One of the biggest perks of a custom-built home is better energy efficiency. Not only are the windows, doors, insulation and everything else that protects your home from the outdoors new and the latest technology; but you’ll also be able to choose whether to add options for energy independence such as solar panels. By building your own home, you can choose how green or energy efficient every single aspect will be.
If you need the latest technology.
As the world we grow in becomes more and more connected, you may find yourself requiring more and more connectivity from your home. If your job or your lifestyle necessitates your home to have technological upgrades, it’s far more challenging to retrofit an existing home than it is to have those technological options built right in. Out of the gate, you’ll be able to incorporate integrated home technology such as multi-room audio systems, smart appliances and home automation.
Ready to purchase your own custom home? Check out these questions to ask yourself before you start building.