So you’re looking to move, and perhaps you’ve thought about building your new house. Building a new house might be a greater investment of your time and money, upfront, but there are many benefits to building new that you should consider. Here are five of the reasons that building a new home trumps buying your next home:
1. YOU HAVE UNIQUE NEEDS
Tolstoy may have said that all happy families are the same, but happy and unhappy families alike have unique needs when it comes to their living space, and your family is no exception. Building your own custom home allows you to accommodate for those needs, without investing in extensive renovations. If your household includes an elderly parent or grandparent, or someone with limited mobility, your custom home can include a ground floor bedroom, accessible bath, wider hallways, or even a single floor layout – things you’re unlikely to find in a home on the market. Even if your family’s home needs are less radical, that extra bedroom, home gym, or home office could make all the difference in how much you enjoy your new home.
2. NEW HOMES ARE MORE ENERGY EFFICIENT
If you want to save money on heating and cooling costs, and maybe help out the environment while you’re at it, a new home is the way to go. New building materials have better sealing and insulating power and are far more durable than the materials that were used to build older homes, keeping your cold air inside in the summer and warm air inside in the winter.
3. YOU DON’T HAVE TO COMPROMISE
When purchasing a house, you likely have to make some tough compromises – a perfect home in an imperfect neighborhood or on a lot that’s too big or too small, or the perfect land, but a house you don’t love – but building your own home gives you the power to have it all. You get to put the exact home that you want, on the land that you want, without having to settle for less pace than you need or a design that doesn’t suit.
4. ADDED VALUE WHEN SELLING
If you ever do decide to move (perhaps when the kids grow up and move away), you’ll have created value by building on your property. An attractive, well-built home will be worth more than you paid for it, when looking to sell.
5. YOU’RE THE ORIGINAL OWNER
Just like with a car, being the original owner of a home has a lot of benefits. You know the home’s age and entire history, and there won’t be any surprise damages that you didn’t know about the purchase, which can be costly repair. Additionally, maintenance cost on a new home are significantly less than those of an older home, and you’ll spend less time doing upkeep.
To save time, money, and avoid compromising on the things that will make your new house your dream home, building new is the way to go. If you’re considering building or designing a new home, contact us today for information on how we can help design and build the home of your dreams.