The Benefits of Building Your Own Home

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When a family is in the market for a new home, the easier route is to simply purchase a pre-built house. In spite of this, many families opt to have a house built. Unless there are a high number of foreclosures in a community, a homeowner can often get more home for the money if he builds his own house. There are other benefits of building over buying, too.

Location

  • When looking for a home, buyers often find the house they want, yet don't like the neighborhood or vice versa. When you build your house, you are more likely to be able to choose the location you want and the house.

Energy

  • Older homes may not be energy efficient. When building a home, you have the opportunity to use current energy conservation features, which can save money over time.

Health

  • Over the years houses have been built with unsafe materials, such as lead and asbestos. A new house, built under current building and safety codes, will not pose the same health risks as an existing house.

Repairs

  • With a new home there will be routine maintenance, yet the necessity for repairs should be minimal for the first years. A new house often has a builder's warranty and warranties on the appliances and heating and cooling system.

Design

  • When building a new home the owners have the opportunity to have a house built to specifically fulfill their needs. They are only limited by their budget.

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