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Reasons for Building a Custom Home

by Kuhrich on Monday, March 11, 2013

The prospect of finding and buying a new house is very exciting for most families. Maybe you are newly married or engaged and are itching to find that dream home in which to start a family. Maybe you are looking to move out of that “starter home” because Baby Number 2 is on the way. Maybe you’ve just retired or sent the last kid away to college and it’s time for yourself and The Hubby to downsize. In any case, why spend your time house hunting when you can always just build the house of your dreams with the help of custom home builders? The following are just several reasons why a custom home, built from scratch with your dreams and needs in mind is the best way to go about buying a new house.

* It does not have to be expensive to build a house from scratch.

At first glance, you might think that only very affluent families can afford to hire a custom builder for an alternative home experience. This is not true. Buying land in a development or a custom home community can cost no more than buying an already-built house. In most places, if you are interested in becoming a home owner you have to shell out upwards from $200000 to meet that goal. Well, many properties don’t cost more than just over $200000 themselves, so why not oversee your dream home while it is erected from scratch?

* Building an alternative home is more financially sound in the long run.

You might say that a fixer-upper is all you need. You might gladly close on a quaint little home that looks perfect on the exterior but has many flaws that need fixing before you can safely move in. If you are going to spend tens of thousands of dollars to remodel a kitchen, a bathroom or to fix a leaky roof, why not invest just a little more money to build a home that fits your unique style and individual needs? Roofing jobs and remodeling can be extremely expensive in today’s economy, so why patch up a home that can’t completely conform to your specific wishes?

* A custom builder alternative home can be more energy efficient.

If you care about the environment, you will want your home to be as green as possible. No, painting your exterior green is not going to cut it. Green living, or living with the good of the environment in mind is in style right now, and you can customize your home to live up to the standards. Your water system, wiring and even your floors can be customized to impact the environment minimally. You can’t always do that with older homes.

If you have a dream house in mind, don’t settle for a stand-in. Don’t forego the specifics because they can’t be found in a generic home. Build your alternative home with yourself and your family in mind. After all, if you are the one who will live there, you should be in love with it and it should suit your needs to the tee. Look into building your custom homes. Your dreams are closer to reality than you might think.

+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