Without a doubt, one of the hardest decisions to make when seeking out a new home is choosing a new custom built home or a resale home. On the surface, it might seem like an easy decision. Newly-made custom built homes come with everything that you want if you can support and afford it. You get to create what you want, with all of the updated amenities and state of the art appliances. There are a couple of challenges, and buying a resale home might give you more flexibility, but you might have to make some sacrifices too. Here are a few things to consider as you weigh your options for a resale or custom built home.
A Custom Built Home is Designed for Your Family Needs and Personality
Purchasing a resale home almost certainly requires you settling for something less than your dream house. You have to deal with the floor plan, regardless of its limitations for your new home’s vision. You’re also buying the lights, flooring, and cabinetry that someone else picked, which might not reflect your style. When you buy a custom built home, you are choosing the design of your home to your specifications, realizing your exact dream home wishes. This includes everything from materials finishes, and features that fit your lifestyle perfectly.
Floor Plans For You
Resale homes usually have dated floorplans that were designed forever ago. With a custom built home, you can create a home for today’s lifestyle with your builder. Open layouts and concepts, tall ceilings, large kitchen islands, spacious master closets, spa bathrooms, and more. The choice is all up to you and your family.
Custom Home Warranties
A warranty covers a brand new custom built home. This will allow you to buy it with confidence. If something breaks during your warranty period, the builder will cover all costs. With a resale home, you might not even know about defects or issues until after you’ve bought the home. If needed repairs surface after your closing, you’re all alone for the bill. Replacing items like the air conditioner, roof, or water heater can result in thousands of dollars in unplanned costs. This issue is non-existent with a custom built home.
Robin Ford can help you to build the custom built 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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