There are many reasons to build a home rather than moving into an existing structure. As you consider your next home, here’s a great article we found discussing the benefits of building your dream home.
The major advantage in building a custom home is that you get a completed home that ideally meets your needs, both in terms of function and quality.Today most spec homes are built using “builder’s grade” products in order to minimize cost and maximize profits for both the builder and real estate agent. As a result, the new homeowner frequently winds up purchasing a home that has products installed, e.g. appliances and cabinets, that have short life expectancies. In addition, with a spec home its pretty much what-you-see-is-what-you-get (wysiwyg), both in terms of layout and room sizes. Even if you sign a purchase and sales agreement for a to-be-built new home in a new housing development you frequently are limited in house styles, layouts and features.
When building a custom home, on the other hand, you can choose the floor layout and room sizes. In addition, you have the freedom of lot selection, home style, cabinet and flooring selections, window and door choices, siding material and color, lighting, etc. The list goes on. Virtually every feature and product of the home design is for you to decide upon.