When looking into getting a new home, everyone around you seems to have an opinion. They may encourage you to purchase a starter home or build your own for complete customization, or have opinions on whether or not you should purchase your home outright or acquire a loan. The reality is, building a custom home, while an amazing option for many people, isn’t right for everyone. It’s important to arm yourself with the facts, rather than the myths that often come with custom home building, and make the decision for yourself whether or not you should build a custom home or buy one.
Determining the Necessities
If you’ve got the wiggle room to be picky, there’s no reason you shouldn’t come up with a list of deal breakers. Buying an already built home in the right location may mean you have to compromise features. Your floor plan may not be ideal, you might not have the pantry space needed, or you might have to put in a lot of work to get the home where you really want. Determining what your deal breakers are can make the process much more efficient, as you may come to quickly realize that homes in the location you’re looking at lack the features you need, or you might realize that your needs aren’t all that specific after all.
While some things aren’t necessarily a deal breaker, it’s always nice to have the possibility of additional, luxury features. This may include a home office, guest rooms, a fireplace, or a hot tub. While some of these addons may linger on your dream list, deciding what kind of home you want does allow for the possibility of adding these features. If looking for an already built home, it might be difficult to find one that includes all of your dream spaces and features. Building your own home cuts down on those limitations and blows open a whole world of possibilities.
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