Pennsylvania Custom Homes Tips and Facts

February 13, 2013

The Keystone State has a lot of opportunities for homeowners interested in building a custom home. Custom homes are for people particular about their residence and how it measures up in the scheme of comfortable home ownership. When building a custom home, you have the opportunity to select lovely cabinetry, lighting, and kitchen design for a special home that is suited especially for you. Everyone is different and has different styles and personal tastes, therefore, dream homes will vary from person to person. Custom Home Group’s available models and custom-built homes are lovely and the locations of neighborhoods and individual lots have property for every taste.

Home Facts in Pennsylvania

As the fifth-most populous state, Pennsylvania has an approximate population of over 12,800,000 and over 70% of the population was born in the state. The state features over 5,611,995 total housing units with 4,937,771 households. Approximately three-quarters of the total households are single-family homes and the homeownership rate hovers just below 70%. From these numbers, it’s clear to see that Pennsylvania is a state where most residents choose to stay and a nice chunk of visitors decide to relocate. Plus, there are plenty of opportunities for homeowners! Building a custom home is a unique opportunity for a personalized path towards homeownership. 

Facts About Custom Homes

Aside from the fact that a custom home is personalized to your taste, they also tend to energy efficient and built for decades of use. Because custom homes are new construction, they’re built with the latest technology and techniques for a long-lasting, energy efficient, and future-focused home. A home is quite an investment and holds the potential of offering owners great returns on the investment; a custom home potentially offers even more return on investment simply because it is uniquely designed and newly constructed. Custom homes vary in size because they are built according to personal, budget, and lot specifications. Custom home construction can range from large, sprawling mansions all the way down to tiny, compact homes.

Tips for Custom Homes

Once you’ve decided Pennsylvania is where you want to be and a custom home is the right choice for you, the next step is finding the right custom home builder as a partner. You want to make sure you work with a builder with an established reputation and one that will work with you from start to finish to ensure you get the home of your dreams. Asking around, reading reviews, and digging into a builder’s portfolio is a good start and will give you a good idea about the builder’s local reputation.

From there, schedule an introductory meeting with the builder to check out their office, meet their team, and ask some questions. Another good thing to look for is a custom home builder with a defined design/build process. It’s also often beneficial to work with a builder who takes care of the entire process from design to complete construction in-house. It’s also a good idea to get a pre-approval for a home build loan as it can help bypass a lot of potential headaches early on.

With these Pennsylvania custom homes tips and facts in hand, you’re starting the journey towards your own custom home on the right foot. Contact Custom Home Group at 717-284-4090 to get on the path to your dream home!