Meet your needs exactly
No matter how long you look, nor how perfect the home you find seems to be, it will not have been built with you specifically in mind. When you build a custom home, you can be a part of every single decision that goes into building it, from floorplan to materials and what kind of gable to have over the garage. No one knows your family and your family’s needs more than you do, and as no two families are exactly the same, what you will want in a home will never be exactly the same as what another family wants. This is probably the number one reason why you would want to custom-build your new home: to make sure that you can shape it exactly for what you need.
Owning a home is always a good investment, but building your own home offers a few advantages to buying a used house. House values can depreciate as they get older and the need for renovations increases, so a newly constructed home will maintain its value as-is much longer and more robustly than an older home. Building new will also help to improve a neighborhood, and if the value of the neighborhood improves, so too does the value of the home.
A custom-built home can be built with cost-saving features in mind, such as better energy efficiency, so that in the years to come the house itself does not cost as much to live in as older houses might cost. You can also work with your builders to save in construction costs. It’s even possible to put some of the savings that you make in construction cost into a slightly larger home than the money might have bought if you had found something used.
New houses have new parts, while older houses have old parts which will require more immediate maintenance. When you buy a used house, you can’t always guarantee how well-maintained the house has been over the years, and you’re almost assured of being surprised by some large maintenance cost. In a newly built house, you will know how old all the pieces are and it will be several years before you incur any serious maintenance costs.
There are many advantages to building a new home rather than trying to fit your family into a used home with a mysterious past. If you are looking for a new home and would like to discuss options for a custom-built house, be sure to contact Harden Custom Homes at (239) 603-6083, or stop in our office in Fort Myers to speak with our team about your needs.