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Things To Consider When Purchasing a Pennsylvania Custom Home

by Kuhrich on Monday, February 25, 2013

When it comes to buying custom homes Pennsylvania has some of the best. The key, however, to shopping for a custom home in Pennsylvania or any other state is to be prepared. Anyone can purchase a home, but doing so without at least considering a few things can lead to an unhappy homeowner somewhere down the road. So, when buying your Pennsylvania custom home, consider some of the following things.

What neighborhood is your custom home being built in? Will there be a homeowners association present in the neighborhood? A homeowners association serves to keep things in order within a particular community; however, they can also be quite limiting. For instance, some associations will dictate the style of your home or what kind of fencing may be used. While these may seem like trivial issues, following someone else’s rules in regards to how you live on your own property can become cumbersome.
Another thing to consider is the kind of amenities that come with your custom home package. Obviously, there are certain amenities that are standard. These will automatically come with the home. But, what kinds of upgrades are available that might suit your life style better? If you find that there are certain upgrades you prefer to the standard version then maybe upgrading is the best option for you.
Two of the most important rooms to think about amenity upgrades are the bathroom and the kitchen. These are the rooms with the most appliances and water fixtures. While it may not be necessary to have the best of everything, it is necessary to think about which upgrades might be useful in the future. Consider how living with the upgrade will better your life style and if you will be okay about your decision down the line if you choose to forego the upgrade.
These are just a few of the things to think about when looking at custom homes. Pennsylvania is an excellent state to live in, but shopping around a bit before buying is a wise idea. Make sure you settle in a neighborhood that suits you and your family, that you are getting the best deal for your price, and that you are happy with the way your new home is built.

+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