One of the questions that we often get as a REALTOR is “What is the difference between buying an existing home and building a new custom home?” Most people make the assumption that having a home built that is a) new and b) custom designed to be exactly what their family needs…is too complicated and out of the question. While there are differences and there are things that you need to prepare for with a new home, it is a viable option for many people and it is often less complicated (with a little planning and guidance) than you think!
Here are some ADVANTAGES of new home construction:
- You can pick your location. Take for example the new homes being built at Rivers Edge in Roanoke. Rivers Edge is a new community being built right now. There are not many homes already in the area and it is a popular area to build. So the best approach if you want to live here is to work through a custom home builder and build a home that fits your needs.
- You can pick your lot. Lot selection is important. What kind of view do you want? How much driveway space do you want so that your kids have room to play on it? How much yard (or flower garden space) do you want? These are considerations that often get over looked or at least take second place behind the home when you are buying an existing home, but you can plan them precisely with a custom built new home.
- You can pick your floor plan. This is where it gets fun. You home is where your life happens. Having a custom home is like having a custom tailored suit or a designer dress. It FITS. You can add little details and have the home built with amenities to make your life easier.
So I am interested in Building a Custom New Home or I at least want to know more. Where do I start?
Great! We are happy to help you get started and look at the options. We can help you find the right location (like the one we mention above in Rivers Edge or elsewhere in the Roanoke Valley). We can help you find the right builder. And we can assist you with getting everything in place to make it a great experience! Give us a call today!