So you’re looking to make a move, but not sure if you should make the difficult decision to buy an existing home or build from the ground up. Whether you buy or build, there will always be a laundry list of pros and cons to consider.
When you buy an existing home, you don’t have to deal with construction or buying land, but you are investing in a property that could require a significant amount of maintenance and repairs. The benefits of building a new home far outweigh the perceived challenges. Here are just a few reasons why designing and building a custom home may be for you:
1. Your Home, Your Everything
The possibilities are virtually endless when you design and build a custom home. Not only do you get to build your home in the neighborhood, or on the plot land of your choice, you also get to customize every square inch of your home with the colors, fixtures and materials you like best. When you build a custom home, you can rest assured that every dollar you spend is going towards only the things you love. You won’t be paying for that extra hallway that doesn’t make sense or the countertops you don’t like.
The chances of finding an existing home that has all the features you desire AND matches your style are extremely slim. Most likely, if you buy, you’ll end up doing any number of renovations to make the home yours. Renovations can be complicated, costly, and can take a significant amount of time, potentially making them more trouble than they’re worth.
2. A Floor Plan That Meets Your Needs
Floor plans and home layouts have changed dramatically over the years. Today, homes are more easily accessible with larger rooms and open spaces. When you buy an existing home, you may end up with space you don’t need or not enough functional space to fit your lifestyle.
The design and build of a custom home allows you to choose a floor plan that makes the most sense for you and your family.
3. Energy Efficient
People think green and they immediately think expensive. It’s possible that energy efficient products in a new home may increase the cost of your home upfront, but they will ultimately make your home work smarter for you; helping save money year after year on utility and maintenance bills over the life of your home.
At Authentic Custom Homes, we are committed to building homes that utilize energy-efficient, environmentally sustainable materials and technologies. As a Green Certified Builder, we construct homes that exceed Energy Star and are verified by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).
4. Low Maintenance
Obvious or not, one of the biggest benefits to building a new home is that it’s new. From the appliances to the materials, everything that goes into an Authentic Custom Homes is the latest and greatest. You can rest easy knowing the materials selected are of the highest quality. There is also little to no uncertainty surrounding the state of the structure or foundation. Building a home can give you peace of mind knowing your home was built safe and up to code. Additionally, new appliances will be under warranty so there will be no immediate need to spend money replacing the refrigerator, oven or washer and dryer.
5. Financial Advantages
One of the most common misconceptions is that building a custom home is significantly more expensive than buying. While there may be some truth to that, homeowners who build can take advantage of a number of financial benefits including tax deductions and higher resale values. In addition, building an energy efficient home with new technology can save money on monthly costs and repairs.
There are a tremendous number of benefits to designing and building a custom home. Finding a designer and builder you can trust is the first step. At Authentic Custom Homes, you will experience professional, quality service from our knowledgeable staff. If you’re ready to build a one-of-a-kind home in the Texas Hill Country, contact us today.