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SHOULD YOU BUY SOMEONE ELSE'S CUSTOMIZED HOME?
Buying a previously-owned customized home can open up some attractive and unusual options for a homebuyer. You may love everything the former owner incorporated into the house and appreciate the extra amenities. If the features aren’t to your liking, however, you’ll need to factor in the additional cost and inconvenience of remodeling the home.
Here are 4 factors to consider when buying a previously-owned customized home.
1. Indoor Customizations
Many typical indoor features are innocuous and often add value to the customized home:
-custom and unusual floor tiles or coverings-wallpaper-chair rails and ceiling moldings-skylights-special light fixtures-built-in architectural shelves-work areas-movie rooms-mudrooms-children’s playrooms
Even if you don’t have kids who will use a playroom, it may be easy to modify the space and fixtures to fit your need for a home office. Repainting the walls, removing wallpaper and replacing carpet with something better fitting your taste are things you’d probably do in any previously-owned home, custom or not.
On the other hand, other features might take more time and expense to modify or maintain:
-home gyms-special electronics, like built-in A/V systems-central home vacuuming system-unusual bathrooms-saunas-indoor pools
2. Outdoor Customizations
Customizations extend to the outdoors, too. These can include the following:
-special exterior home ... more
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