Considering Building a House? Top 5 Benefits of Building vs Buying

The question of whether you should be building a new home, or look to buy an existing one, takes careful consideration for those looking for a new place to live. While buying an existing home is still a common choice, custom-built homes are gaining in popularity.

Outlined below are the top 5 benefits of building:

  1. No Competition

Existing homes pop onto the market, and POOF – before your real estate agent can schedule a showing, an offer has been accepted. Sound familiar? The average amount of time an existing home is on the market is 32 days, according to the National Association of Realtors. Competition is fierce with this quick of a timeline, causing the homeowner frustration from the get-go. When building a home, the competition is significantly reduced.

  1. Customized to Fit your Needs

Older homes may have charming characteristics, but they also come with dated appliances and materials. When building a new home, you avoid costly and neverending renovations. Choose the floor plan best suited to fit your family’s needs, straight from the start. Customizing floor plans is easy when dealing with drawings, allowing you to make your mark and let your creative style shine through. Choosing all of the finishes, from the faucets to the doorknobs, down to the paint and trim colors will truly make the space your own.

If you found a home plan with the perfect floor plan, but the exterior just isn’t quite what you were looking for, Architectural Designs has you covered! You can modify an exterior design (and the interior) to just about anything you can dream up or were inspired by. Check out our post on modifying the exterior of a home plan here

  1. Up-to-date Technology and Materials

When you are building a new home, it allows you to incorporate all of the latest and greatest technologies, as well as utilize the most energy efficient materials. Smart home features are becoming more popular, and provide you the ability to control the lighting, temperature, and security system remotely, or from a central device. Other benefits include energy efficiency and insights into home management.

  1. No Maintenance Issues

For the first few years, you are less likely to deal with maintenance issues, like heating and cooling system failures, or a leaky roof. Many homebuilders will provide a limited warranty should issues arise within the first year.

  1. Privacy

Your home is your sanctuary. Choosing the right land and location for your custom home project allows you to determine the preferred level of privacy. If you’re looking to mix and mingle with neighbors on the regular, a backyard that connects with others might best suit your needs. However, if retreating to a serene space, with little interaction with neighbors, is the goal, finding a plot of land which backs up to open space may fit the bill. You can also achieve privacy by choosing a U-shaped, or curved, home plan that creates a private courtyard in the center of the design.  

Are you ready to build?  With the vast array of custom home plans and styles offered by Architectural Designs, you are sure to find the home designed just for your family.

Not sure where to start? Check out our series on building a custom home here. Still stuck, or just want to talk to a human? Contact one of our helpful staff members at Architectural Designs!