People choose to move for a number of reasons: the desire to be in a particular neighborhood, the need for more space, a corporate relocation--the list could go on and on.
Regardless of why you're moving, one of the most critical decisions that you'll need to make with your home search is whether to buy a new construction home or purchase an existing property.
And, if you do choose to go the new construction route, you could take the hunt for your dream home one step further and build your own custom home.
1. The ability to completely customize your home from top to bottom.
Depending on the inventory level of homes on the market in Central Florida, it may be difficult for you to find exactly what you are looking for.
When you build a custom home, however, you don't need to make compromises. You can get exactly what you want. By sharing your vision and budget with your custom home contractor, you can select the perfect lot and build your dream home from scratch.
To help make the home building process go as smoothly as possible, read our article about the steps your custom home contractor should be taking when building your home.
2. Peace of mind with a comprehensive warranty.
A major perk to building a new home is the warranty that often comes with it. Just as if you were to purchase an existing property, there may be times when something will break in your home. If you have a warranty, however, your custom home contractor could take care of the situation for you.
3. Benefit from the latest energy efficient appliances.
New construction homes are typically built with the latest energy efficient appliances and materials available. Examples could include proper insulation, energy efficient windows, and ENERGY STAR rated appliances. These energy savings mean more money in your bank account.
Talk to your custom home contractor about ways to go green with custom home building.
4. Less maintenance.
When you build a home, you can choose to build it with state-of-the-art materials, which will result in a minimal amount of maintenance to keep your home looking its best. Opting for quality building materials will buy you several years before you need to handle outside maintenance.
5. Enhanced safety.
When you purchase an existing property, the inspection report can be quite lengthy, which naturally causes some concern for homebuyers. However, when you choose to build your own home, you can feel good about the quality and increased safety features of the building materials used in your home.
For example, we recently talked about why you should care about GFCI placement in your home. This is an important safety measure as it can help to prevent electric shock or a house fire; however, many older homes may not be up to code with GFCI requirements.
As you can see, there are many advantages that can come from building your own custom home. To learn more about the custom home building process, please contact us at Empire Custom Builders.