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Home Building Advantages
Paragon C&D Builders / Vallone Real Estate
Wednesday, February 24, 2010 • Posted February 23, 2010 10:00 PM

Buying a home can be one of the most aggravating, yet exciting experiences in your life. Looking for a home that you can call your own can take a long time. If you don't want the headache of searching the MLS system for weeks or months, there are several home building advantages over buying existing homes. Let's take a look at why you might want to build a home as opposed to just buying an existing home.

Advantages of building a home:

When you build your own home you can build it according to your needs and wants. From the cabinetry to the kind of toilets you put in, everything is your decision. The end product is a compilation of you.

Everything in the house is brand new. Some people have a really hard time moving into a home where appliances and such have been used by people they don't know. When you build a home that isn't the case; you walk with brand new everything.

When you build a home everything is up to date. Many homes that are affordable for first time home buyers or even second and third time home buyers are older and need updating. Building a home pretty much guarantees you the latest in design factors.

New homes are generally built in areas of expansion and not decline. When you buy a home it's a hit and miss game. The area you live in could drastically decline and thus the value of your home could also. That generally won't happen in new areas where new homes are being built, and if you do see a decline it won't be as drastic as other areas.

Some people are really into having an active role in the design and construction of their home. For some it is very satisfying to start from scratch and see the finished product. You won't find that kind of satisfaction in buying a home unless you plan to demolish it and re-build. You might get a glimpse with remodeling but you never experience the start to finish satisfaction of a big project.

Now that you have a better idea of what the home building advantages are over buying existing homes let's take a look at your building choices.

Buying a new home that has already been built or is currently under construction. These are called "spec" homes. You have almost all the same advantages of building a brand new home except the "start to finish" satisfaction.

Building in a subdivision of new homes where you have several different choices of home plan options. Although you don't have the option of custom building your house, you do have some options to different floor plans. These have become quite popular.

Building a house from an established plan on your own lot. Some people will buy the lot but now want the hassle of coming up with their own floor plan. There are several different places you can find already made floor plans if you want to build. There are places online, books, and several magazine companies that will sell their floor plans to you.

Custom building your home. When we say custom built, that's exactly what we mean. You draw the floor plans, you find the lot, and you make all the decisions from start to finish. It can be a big headache while you do it, but very satisfying as you see it all come together.

As you can see there are so many advantages to home building over buying an existing home. If you have the capital to do it and it's something you've always wanted then take the plunge and build that dream home.

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For all your real estate and building needs or questions, call Debbie at 713-818-6658 or 830-833-4249 / debbie@vallone

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