When you decide to build a custom home, you aren’t just building the home of your dreams—you’re also making a huge financial investment. It’s for this reason that many homeowners try to err on the side of caution when purchasing or building a home as you want the property to gain value, not lose it. The home market can be a tricky space to navigate but with a few basics in mind, you can be certain that you’re doing all you can to make your custom home retain value and keep your investment intact.
Quality Floor Plans
While colors and technology are always subject to trends, having a home with a good layout never goes out of style. Open spaces that encourage functionality have been in high demand for the past decade and it’s likely that those kinds of homes will continue to dominate markets. Even if you don’t opt for an open floor plan, be sure that each room serves an obvious purpose as you don’t want to leave buyers wondering what a certain area of the home is even meant for.
Location and Neighborhood
Where you choose to built your home can have a huge impact on its value in years to come. Many homeowners are drawn to building their custom home due to the advantage of being able to choose the location, which is a fantastic reason to have your home built, but nonetheless you may want to keep future buyers in mind. Beautiful physical surroundings and accessibility to cities or even just grocery stores are important aspects of picking out a great physical location.
Finishes and Features
The average homeowner stays in their home for around 13 years and a lot can change in that time. However, quality name brands can retain their worth much better than a product no one has heard of. That’s why choosing well-known makers for your cabinets, appliances, and so on can all be large factors in determining whether or not your home retains value. If you have children or pets, be sure to invest in the kinds of building materials that can live up to wear and tear and will still look great years after you’ve moved out.
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 financing options and how we can help you build a home within your budget.
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