If you’re planning to buy your dream home, you can either hunt with a real estate agent among a variety of pre-existing homes, choose an existing new construction or work with a trusted Alabama home builder, like Lowder New Homes, to design your home with the features you want. While any of these options might work for you, there are a number of advantages to working with a custom home builder — someone who can guide you through the process of building a home tailored to your needs.
Designed To Your Specifications
House hunting in many ways can be akin to the “needle in a haystack” approach to finding the perfect home. You might find what you need and want, but chances are you’ll have to make modifications to make it the home perfect for you. With a custom home builder, you can make all the decisions about your wants and needs even before breaking ground, so the home is built exactly to your specifications. By the time the home is finished, it’s already exactly what you were looking for.
Special Design Options
Do you need a special space designed in your home that others might not want or need? Do you need a music studio, or perhaps want a theater room? These features may or may not be available in an existing home, but your builder can work these options into a new home construction much more easily so the home works for your specific needs.
Buying your home directly from the builder offers a number of economic advantages as well. A good builder will help you make informed choices about your home building budget, advising you on which options make your home either more expensive or more affordable. In this way, your money will stretch further because you aren’t wasting it on features you don’t need and won’t use. In addition, building a home in the south offers its own advantages because of lowered costs compared to the rest of the country, making your dollars go even further. Finally, building a new construction home in Alabama helps the local economy because it puts more people to work.
Bottom line — by working with a builder, you can put your budget toward the features and extras that matter most to you and your family, all without breaking the bank.
Low Maintenance Means Long-Term Savings
Existing or older homes, even those in good condition, generally involve a fair amount of maintenance and repair costs. One of the best advantages of selecting a custom home builder is that you are starting with all-new paint, flooring, siding, appliances, etc., which means it will be awhile before these maintenance costs kick in. In addition, you’ll enjoy the benefit of a new home warranty, which will cover any defects with appliances, materials or workmanship. This adds up to better value and long-term savings for you.
Choosing the Right Alabama Home Builder
Of course, not all builders are the same, so choosing the right builder for your new construction home is a key to your success. It’s important to know what to look for in an Alabama home builder, such as proven experience and credentials — but it’s also important to know what the builder offers, such as energy efficient options, flexible floorplans, financial incentives, etc. Click here for 5 important questions to ask a builder before signing a contract.
These are just a few of the advantages of working with a custom home builder, as opposed to hunting for an existing home. To learn more about your options with new home construction, call Lowder New Homes today at 334-270-6789.