After weeks or months of searching for the perfect home, you still can’t find one! This one has too little natural light. That one is too small. This one needs a lot of T.L.C. Creating a home that’s completely unique and all your own seems out of reach for many people due to what they often incorrectly perceive to be a large price tag. However, building your dream home from scratch can cut your home-buying stress in half and may prove more cost effective than you think.
It’s Everything You Wanted
In addition to the pride that comes from building your own home and providing for your family, the building process teaches you useful skills about homes and construction systems with which you may be currently unfamiliar. Learning about your electrical or plumbing systems while the house is being built can help you in the future should you encounter any problems in your home. You also walk away with a greater appreciation for the hard work that goes into its construction.
Perhaps the most attractive benefit to building your own home is its customizable nature. Working directly with the architect and designer of your next home, you’ll have the freedom to choose everything about the house – from its square footage to the number of bedrooms to the finishes in the kitchen. On average, new homes offer more than 700 square feet more space compared to homes built as little as 20 years ago. Everything is built with your needs in mind.
It’s Lighter On Your Wallet
Believe it or not, your new home will be less expensive in the long run than purchasing a pre-built home. In a cookie cutter house, you may face roofing, plumbing, electrical or heating and cooling problems that could set you back thousands and displace you. If your home is old enough asbestos and lead may be concerns, or the foundation may begin crumbling. Regardless of the issues, thousands of dollars can add up fast and drain your account much more quickly than a self-built home with all new fixtures and components. With a house built from scratch, you know exactly what you’re getting and you know it’ll be new.
Keep in mind utility costs. It’s hard to incorporate comprehensive cutting-edge energy efficiency upgrades into an existing home, especially if it’s older. If you’re building your own home, however, you can ensure all the insulation, windows and appliances are the latest and best in terms of energy savings, which offer substantial savings on utility costs over the years.
Tax incentives and technology advancements have increasingly made alternative heating and cooling sources more affordable. This has made it possible for the majority of the homes in the Arbor Glen community, located in Victor, New York, to be finished with highly efficient geothermal systems. Homeowners with geothermal systems can enjoy energy savings of up to $2,000 to $2,500 a year in Upstate NY. Whether geothermal or high-efficiency furnaces, the lower utility costs and comfort of new homes are unparalleled.
Purchasing a home is typically an individual or couple’s largest expenditure. With a custom-built home you can decide which features are most important to you and allocate your budget accordingly. This helps to make sure your money goes as far as possible the first time, rather than spending money on features the previous owner prioritized and then possibly more to remodel these features after the fact. Having a home tailored to your needs will save money in the long run.
Make Your Dream Come True From the Ground Up
Building your dream home doesn’t have to be a fantasy. With all the benefits of a custom home, you can enjoy a house built with your best interests and needs in mind. To learn more about building your own home, contact Woodstone Custom Homes, Inc. online or call (585) 586-0953.