Custom Home Building: More Bang for Your Buck

The American dream: home ownership.

For many people, having the home of their dreams is something they feel is “out of reach.” Too often, families settle for a home they “like” instead of a home they really love.

Before Buying a Home

When it comes time to purchase a home, many questions abound:

  • How long will we live here?
  • What are our needs from the home today?
  • What will our needs from the home be in 10 years?
  • Is this house located where we want it (e.g. near schools, close to shopping, etc)?

There are a number of ways to go about purchasing a home: work with a realtor, find a friend with a home for sale, A-Frame Home Architecturelease-to-buy option, peruse the classified section of a local media outlet or seek out people selling “by owner”. While all of these options will give you access to homes in your area that you can look at, none of them will truly give you the flexibility and ability to get what you really want.

When it comes time to seek out your next home, consider working with a custom home builder to get what you are truly looking for in your next home. If this sounds overwhelming to you and sounds like something you can’t tackle, think again. Many home builders throughout the country are skilled in walking you through the entire building process, from A to Z.

Why Build Your Own Home?

So why should you consider building a home and having it designed to your liking? Because this is a sure fire way to address the points outlined above. You can have your builder produce a home that provides you a viable living space, both for today and into the future. You can develop a home that helps your family live a more comfortable life. You can setup and design a home that caters to your lifestyle. Why settle for a home that simply meets your needs? Why not create your family’s memories in a home that exceeds your every expectation.

At the end of the day, a custom built home affords you a number of great luxuries:

  • The home is a true reflection of your personality
  • The home is built to suit your needs, your lifestyle and future growth of your family
  • Every detail of the home is chosen by you and your family
  • You get to build the home where you want
  • No need to remodel an existing home to get what you want
  • You control the quality of the materials used in constructing the home
  • There is no compromising

A number of families may choose to simply purchase a “spec house”, a home constructed by a builder that is sold new. While this purchase would give you a new house to work with, it will still require tweaks to get it exactly as you want it. These homes also are traditionally constructed of “builder grade” materials which can be inferior to the quality you demand for your family. When only the best will do, and when you want to ensure your family’s happiness, there is no better guaranteed way to do so than to pick the products yourself.

Begin the Process of Building Your Own Home

Start the process by finding a reputable local builder that specializes in custom home building. This type of builder should have architects, engineers and construction experts on staff. This will allow them to help you with the entire process of building a custom home. Ask them for references of their work so that you can speak with their previous clients. Make sure they have a contractor’s license in your state (if required), possess proper insurance to cover their work, offer a warranty on their construction and meet your budget.

Once you’ve done your homework, you’ll see that a custom built home is your best option for the future. Don’t settle for second best; build a home that you’re proud of and don’t look back!

About the Author:

Shea Whitmire is the President of Whitmire Homes, a home builder in Georgia. The Whitmire family has been building custom homes for more than 30 years and has a proven track record of helping people find a way to make their dream home a reality.

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