If you’re in the market for a new home in Houston, you’ve probably noticed that there aren’t a lot of homes available on the market and what homes are for sale sell quickly. Houston is not overbuilt which means inventories are low and that makes finding the perfect home for sale more difficult. If you’ve been lucky enough to find a home in an area you like you’ve probably noticed it has multiple bids and sells very quickly. For a family looking to buy used homes in Houston, that can be a problem. The solution is to build new. It’s true that newly constructed homes sell for more than used home, but the of buying a new home outweigh the negatives. Here are just some of the reasons why.
Top 5 Reasons to Purchase a Custom Home
Location – When you build a custom home, you choose where to build it. When you purchase an inventory home you have little choice in location. You can either choose the home (and its location) or not. When you build a custom home you get to choose the location and design of the home.
Warranty – New homes come with warranties. When you buy a new home you’re usually going to get a warranty from your builder. If anything goes wrong in the first few years (depending on the warranty) your builder will fix it – free of charge. When you buy a used home you’re buying it as is. Hundred year old wiring might work just fine when you sign the contract, it might not 6 months later.
Customization – Depending on when you decide to purchase a new home, you’ll have the option to customize it. If you’re buying a completed model home you won’t be able to do much customization. Of course, most models come with all the bells and whistles so it probably isn’t necessary. If you’re buying an inventory home from the builder, one that has just begun construction, you’ll have all kinds of options for customization. Of course, you can choose to work with the designer from the beginning too.
Energy Efficiency – New homes are built to use energy more efficiently than ever before and considerably more than used home. Codes have changed over the last several decades which means builders have discovered ways to use the best materials that will give you the best results for fewer dollars. Homes are built tighter. With superior materials like windows and doors, conditioned air stays inside while the elements stay outside. In other words, homes are much less drafty than even 10 years ago.
Smart Features – Today’s new homes are easier to maintain and come with all kinds of safety features never imagined in older homes. From sprinkler systems to co2 monitoring and security cameras to refrigerators that order groceries for you, today’s newly constructed homes are safe havens compared to older homes.