When you decide to build a custom home, you are not just building the home of your dreams, you are making a serious financial investment too. For this reason, a lot of homeowners try to stay on the side of caution when buying or building a new home as you want the property to gain value, not lose any of it. The home market can be a bit tricky to navigate, but with a couple of basic tips in mind, you can be very confident that you are doing everything you can to make your custom home retain value as the years pass, all while keeping your investment intact. Read on to learn more!
Top-Notch Floor Plans for Your Custom Home
While colors and technology are always subjects for trends, having a custom home with a solid layout will never go out of style. Open spaces that encourage functionality have been in very high demand for the last decade, and those types of homes will likely continue to dominate the market. Even if you do not opt for an open floor plan, make sure that each room serves a real purpose as you do not want to leave buyers wondering what a specific area of your home is meant for.
Neighborhood and Location
Where you pick to build your home can have a serious impact on its value in the years to come. A lot of different homeowners are drawn to the idea of making their home due to the advantage of being able to pick the location, which is a great reason to have your home built. Nonetheless, you might want to keep future buyers in mind too. Beautiful physical surroundings and accessibility to other cities or even something like proximity to grocery stores are key aspects of picking out a prime physical lot or location.
Features and Finishes
The average homeowner will stay inside their home for around 13 years or so, and a lot can change during that time period. However, quality name brands can retain a lot of their worth a lot better than a product that nobody has ever heard of. That is why picking a well-known maker for your cabinets, appliances, and so on can all be significant factors in determining whether or not your home will retain value. If you have any pets or kids, make sure to invest in the types of building materials that can live up to wear and tear.
Robin Ford can help you to build the custom home of your dreams!
With over 30 years of award-winning custom home building experience, Robin Ford and his team of expert craftsmen have earned a stellar reputation for their commitment to quality. Click here to learn more about our financing options and how we can help you find a home within your budget.
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