Are you trying to decide if building a custom home is right for you? While we can’t make that decision for you, we can help you make it easier by equipping you with the facts you need. Today, we’re tackling the four biggest myths when it comes to home construction.
It’s too expensive.
Cost is typically one of the biggest deterrents in deciding whether or not to build a home. People often think that building will be drastically more expensive than buying… but this isn’t always the case. While the average cost of a new home is typically higher up front (according to a National Association of Home Builders report in February of this year, the difference was about $71,000 on average), this higher cost is misleading. When you build your home, you pay for features that save you more money down the line—green systems, energy efficient appliances, insulation, “smart” home additions, and more. These additions can save you time and money during your time in the home and, should you decide to sell later on, can help you recoup much of what you initially paid. This can mean your custom construction can end up costing you as much as (if not less than) a purchase over the course of even just a few years.
I won’t have a say.
Are you worried about your custom build not being as “custom” as you’d like? You may have had a less-than-perfect experience in the past, but today’s custom build places emphasis on your say in the process… however big (or little) you prefer that to be! As builders, we want you to end up with the home of your dreams, so we try to allow room for your input wherever and whenever possible.
Alternatively, if you prefer a more hands-off process, you can still enjoy the benefits of a new construction. You can choose to be as involved or uninvolved as you see fit.
There’s bound to be surprise expenses.
When you work with experienced builders, there’s no reason you should have to deal with unexpected costs and surprise bills. We work to make sure you understand every step of the process so you’re never blindsided by a big expense.
A custom build will take too long.
While every home is different—and the time it takes to build one depends on factors like location, weather and custom features—you don’t have to worry about your building process “dragging on.” We have a team of well-equipped professionals that will work to get your home done on a timeline that works for you and offers plenty of room for precision and customization.
If you’re building with us at Kargar, your construction process can be further sped along by the fact that we are familiar with the homes we’re building! Because we design your home using a set floorplan and structure (while still customizing the features you want), we don’t face the holdups other home builders do while embarking on a custom build.
Embarking on a new construction is a big task… but it’s also one of the most rewarding! Contact us at (888) 556-3774 for more information about building or buying.