Why Build a New Home?
By Harden Custom Homes 10 Jan 2019

There are many houses to choose from on the market, offering many different options in location, layout, and price.  However, many people are choosing to build a new custom home rather than buy a home that is already built.  Everyone makes the decision for a different reason, but here are a few reasons you might want to consider building a new home with Harden Custom Homes.

Quality of the Home

The quality of a new construction home is why many people opt for building new. Being a custom home builder for over 40 years, we have perfected quality. With new building techniques and building standards implemented throughout the years, getting a new home is the best way to ensure you will have a quality home that you can be happy and safe in.

Pick Your Floor Plan

No matter how many pre-built homes you look at, there will never be one that aligns exactly with your needs and wants. With a custom home, every last detail can be chosen by you from the floorplan to the flooring, countertops, paint color, you name it! Don't settle for a home that was someone else's perfect home. Get a custom home that you can shape exactly for what you need. Does that sound overwhelming? Harden Custom Homes also offers the ability to choose from some of our most common floor plans and we also offer a designer to work with you to help make decisions along the way.

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.

Financial Advantages

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.

Low Maintenance

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 239.205.5075, or stop in our office in Fort Myers to speak with our team about your needs.