Why You Need to Build Your Own Home

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When you get the perfect real estate to begin building your home, you may be wondering what the next step is. After acquiring some land to build on, you need to begin the design process. You need plans drawn up so you can begin the process of adding everything that you want to your dream home. It can be a long process, but if you have the right tools you will be able to design your dream home, but without the headache. Monster House Plans makes it easy to get through the design process, and it isn't frustrating or costly. Click here to browse their house plans today!

Building a custom home comes with many great advantages over buying a home the traditional way. For one, you can decide how you want your home to be designed so that you are completely happy with it. You can add rooms and design details that make sense for you and your family so that the space flows and is also practical for day-to-day living.

It's Cheaper Than You Think

Many people think that designing and building your own home is much too costly compared to buying a home that has already been built but buying a home can end up costing you more. If you buy a home that needs renovations or oy find that it has a number of major repairs that you were not anticipating you could be looking at having to spend thousands of dollars that you were not anticipating. This is especially common in older homes. When you build your home, it is new and will also have all the newest components, such as wiring and insulation. You won't have to worry about outdated or hazardous materials in your home, such as lead paint that can make you and your family very sick.

Change What You Don't Like

When you design and build your own home, you will also be able to tweak things here and there in order to make everything fit into your budget. You will also be able to decide what you want most and what things are extras, and that can be "cut" if you want to stay within your budget. When house-shopping, there are many homes that will automatically be out of your price range, and you will not be able to get approved for a loan to fund it, so your options are limited. You may even end up with a house that you really don't love but that is all you could afford or that your credit would allow you to get.

Be Involved in the Building Process

If you like to be hands-on and are a bit of a DIYer, you will love the fact that you get to be involved in the building process and that you can oversee the construction of your home. You can also add things in that will save you money or that will make your home more comfortable. You could add heated floors, solar heating panels, or anything else that your heart desires.

A Custom Home Has Sentimental Value

When you build your own home, it also gives you a sentiment that is attached to your home that you wouldn't otherwise have if you simply bought a home. Building your home is also very satisfying once it is all finished and you get to move in. A custom home is something that you will want to show off and to be proud of since it is quite an accomplishment. Plus, you will have a unique home that doesn't like all the other homes in your area. You get to choose the colors material and all the little details that make your home yours.

No matter what kind of style you decide to go with, you need to have a good plan so that your builders will be able to execute the project of building your home the way that you want. Building a home is kind of like getting tailored clothes. You can buy clothes at the store, but you have to pick from what is already there. The fit may not be perfect. You may find something that you like and that fits pretty well, but it isn't the same as having something custom-designed for you.


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Sham Reddy CRS
H E R Realty, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH

I don't necessarity agree with that except if the buyers stick to the plan and not make too many chnages during construction

Jun 02, 2019 10:17 AM #1
Thomas Baker, CRS La Jolla, CA
Thomas Baker Team - La Jolla, CA
Serving our Clients and Communities since 1984!

I've gone the remodeling route several times, and have not yet built from the ground up. Staying within the budget and the plan is essential no matter which course is chosen.  

Jun 02, 2019 10:21 AM #2
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Tommy - a rather big undertaking for most I imagine.  Lessons to learn?  Countless I am sure as those who have experienced building their own home(s) can likely discuss.  And at length.  

Jun 02, 2019 10:31 AM #3
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

We built our own home about five years ago after finding the 'perfect' lot. Unfortunately when we were putting in the footers we discovered a dry creek bed was running the length of our lot just below the surface. Long story short what should've cost 5k ended up being closer to 25k. Although that was a painful surprise we would do it all over again to have the home the way we always wanted.

Jun 02, 2019 01:58 PM #4
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