Moving can be nerve-racking, especially when the home you envision in your mind is almost impossible to find. That’s why it’s worth considering using a home builder rather than just buying an existing home. Here are some of the benefits:
- You Get Exactly What You Pay For
There’s less chance for unexpected checks being written to fix something later. By working with a reputable builder and having an agreeable contract in place, your house is less likely to go over budget or take longer than you expected to finish. When building, to avoid surprise price growths, use a lump-sum contract instead of a cost-plus contract- that way you have a fixed cost set that will put extra costs on the builder rather than your checkbook. An existing home might have hidden problems like termites in the basement, cracks in the foundation, ormold in the cabinets of the kitchen. The scariest part is that you don’t find out about these flaws until after you’ve purchased the used property. Building your home can help you avoid those headaches.
- Better for Earth’s and Your Health
A newly built home might be literally better for you and the environment. A new home is less likely to have toxic concerns that an older home might have- no mold, lead paint, etc. A new home can be healthier for the environment too! Energy star rated appliances, toilets that use less water, and other features help you to have a greener home that’ll be sustainable in the long run. Newer homes also have the option to be upgraded further to have features like solar panels so you can become the greenest house on the block.
- You Actually Get What You Want
When buying an existing home, you’ll probably have to compromise between getting the backyard pool versus the extra half bath. But with using a home builder, you won’t have to choose between your top priorities! You can build the exact number of rooms, bathrooms, and other certain features you need and want. Not to mention you’ll also have a safer home since you will have a new HVAC system, better insulation, and air filtration. The only down side would be the extensive time in advance you’d have to start planning since building your own home takes more time than just purchasing an existing home. Most would say it’s worth the extra time. The rumor that “building a home is more expensive than buying an existing home” is not true unless a client makes it so.
- More Privacy and Lot Choice
Building your own home comes with the choice of where you want to live, of course! Yes, chances are when building your own home you can’t be in the heart of a city, but if you’re looking for some privacy then building a new house could be right for you. You could build your forever home in the suburbs right near your job or on top of the mountain you’ve dreamt living on your whole life. Buying an existing home can sometimes conflict with your dream location. You might find the perfect house but it’s not close to your work or it’s too far from your family. When building your home, you get to pick your own lot so that the sun comes in through the right windows in the morning and you can find a place that is close enough to both your children’s school and the subway so you can get to work on time.
- Your Home Becomes Part of the Family
There’s a certain pride that comes from taking the ideas that started in your mind and your Pinterest feed and making them come to life on a property. The home means more to you and it feels even more so yours because of the fact that no other footsteps (or paw prints) were left by previous homeowners. Your exclusivestyle shine throughout the home when you add that built-in gazeebo to the backyard, or thoseextra shelves built into the walls for your massive book collection, or a custom nook that your pets can enjoy sitting in while you’re cooking. Basically, this home was your creation and has become an extension of yourself.
If you’re looking for new homes for sale in Huntsville Alabama, look no further. You can get all of these benefits and more at Legacy Chapel Homes. Contact us today!