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Positioning Your Custom Home

by Kuhrich on Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Positioning Your Custom Home for Aesthetic and Commercial Appeal

Your home is not just where you live, but it is also an investment; after all, haven’t we been told for years now that that best, safest, and most lucrative investment that an American can make is in American real estate? If you believe that, then you believe that when having your custom home built, you want it to be as appealing as possible so that if or when you decide to sell it, you will be able to do so as a premium price. One of the most important choices you can make in ensuring your home is easily sold in the future is a choice that will also impact your quality of life while living there: the position of your home on your property.

Appearance and Presentation

First and foremost, you want your home to be visible from the road or street that it is on. This isn’t a matter of vanity; this is a matter of advertising. If someone is looking to purchase a new home, they aren’t going to drive around the area trying to find the best angle to get a clear look at your home; they’ll want to be able to get as full a view as possible from the road as they are passing by. That is what will catch the homebuyer’s interest, and that is the first step on the long road to selling your home. Positing your landscape so that it creates a welcome, manicured, beautiful frame for your house is also critical to the success of your home’s future sale; create an inviting, not foreboding, appearance and you will go far!

Small Things

Smaller things will also make your home more comfortable. For example, where is the sun coming in? How many windows and doors are facing that direction? If you want to take advantage of the natural heat of the sun, then try to make sure that as much as possible can reach indoors; on the other hand, if you want to try to maintain a shadier, cooler environment in your home, then you should ensure that most of your doors and windows do not directly face the rising and/or setting sun. You might also consider where the wind and other elements will primarily be coming from, so as to protect your home against damages!

That’s just the start, but it should be enough to get you thinking: just where am I going to put that house of mine, and why?

+Ken Uhrich is lead Estimator and Purchaser at Custom Home Group, a Design/Build company, located in Lancaster County, PA. You can follow Ken on Twitter: @kuhrich Or visit his company website: www.customhomegroup.com