The Benefits of Building a New Home

11 Nov 2014

The benefits of building a new home as opposed to buying an existing one are plentiful. Competitive Homes offer a complete building solution where you don’t need to compromise on a single thing when building a new home.

Home buyers today face a choice that not many people have had in the past. It basically boils down to “buy or build”. Deciding the build a new home as opposed to buying an existing one is just the first step in a long journey towards home ownership. This exciting time in your life will teach you a lot about yourself in a range of fields. Your financial history will be picked over by a number of people who will be there to tell you how much house you can have based on how much money they think you can be trusted with. You will learn a lot about yourself, when you start looking into what kind of house you want, Competitive Homes will be with you every step of the way with guidance, advise and support.

Is your family the size you want or do you think you'd like to expand? Well, you're going to need a little more room if that's the case! Maybe you want to a small family, even a family of two or one has certain space requirements. Your patience will be tried, if you decide to buy an existing home, by any number of real estate agents who suddenly all want to be your best friend and all know the perfect house for you. ??

While there is something to be said for moving into an existing house, there is a lot more to be said for knowing what house you're moving into. We've all heard horror stories about shady contractors slapping together these “McMansions” in suburban neighborhoods. And sure, that is something to be wary of when you decide to build. You, of course, have the option of moving into an older house. But these often come with hidden costs that creep up later. The pipes are on a deadline, eventually they will burst and when they do, which is almost always in the middle of a winter's night, you will have to have them repaired. Many older houses are under a roof that is more than ten years old. It is only a matter of time before there is a leak, or worse, and then you are on the hook to call the roofers. Not to mention, of course, the bathroom. Who knows when the septic tank was last treated, when the faucets were last replaced, and was the tub actually grouted or was it just sprayed with bleach water? How old are these walls and was the paint the previous owners put on them right before putting their house on the market, an attempt at putting lipstick on a sow or were they covering the first signs of mold???

When you build, you know exactly what is going into that house. Every detail is custom fit to your needs. Do you want to have a larger family? You can discuss with your contractor the need for more rooms. Is it time for you to gracefully leave the workforce and spend your golden years writing the next Great American Novel? Well, you have the power to decide exactly where the best view on your property is and have a window put there just for you. Just be sure that you know and trust your contractor, research them, their company, and their past work. Every business has a few bad apples that will tarnish the reputations of the good ones. But with some careful research, and a close examination from an independent home inspector, you can be confident that you are moving into the home of your dreams made especially for you.


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