Building a Home from the Ground, Up
You’ve probably thought about it at least once: building a home. It sounds both intimidating and exciting, doesn’t it? I’ve represented many home buyers and contractors in my 10-year career and have this secret to tell you: building is great option for most and much less daunting than people think!
Older products– from homes to cars to electronics– cost more to maintain the older they are. And if you buy used, you are not always sure how the previous owner has treated it. When you build, you know exactly what has been done to your house and property and you are able to react accordingly. In the long-term, that means lower costs for you over the span of your ownership.
A new house usually means that it’s chockablock with sparkling appliances, systems, and other products! It’s always exciting to walk into your new kitchen and see a brand-new dishwasher, refrigerator, and oven– not to mention that all of these items are under warranty. This safety net has set many homeowner’s minds at ease– especially in the first year of owning their new home.
It’s a fact of homebuying: most older houses are not energy efficient or very environmentally friendly. To save you money and to reduce your home’s impact on the environment, you might find yourself retrofitting windows, reworking your air-filtration system, or replacing your heating system. However, when you build, you can work with your contractor to ensure that your home is energy and water efficient and uses materials and methods that are sustainable.
Many people believe that moving directly into a new house without changing a thing can’t be done. After all, no matter how in love you are with your new home, there’s bound to be something you want to change. The paint color? A rattling door knob? An upgrade to the flooring? However, when you build a house from the ground, up, you make every decision– right down to the backsplash in the kitchen and the carpeting in the basement. When you build, you get to really live in your house the minute you move in.
Let’s face it: most people build houses not because they need to, but because they want to. They want to create their own unique dream house– the place their children will grow up in and they’ll grow old in. Building a home ensures that you will have that experience– the excitement of living and creating memories in a home that has only ever held one family: yours.
Ready to make the next step towards building your own house? Give me a call to discuss some of your concerns or any questions you may have! Let’s dream together!