It’s no secret that more and more people are choosing to buy newly constructed homes. In fact, the U.S. Census Bureau shows that in 2017 alone, 612,000 new construction houses were sold. And with more people choosing the new construction route, more homeowners are also choosing to build custom homes. There are endless benefits of custom homes, but there are also a lot of misconceptions that may deter people from choosing something custom when looking at homes for sale. So let’s take a look at the facts behind a few common custom home misconceptions.
It takes too long. Oftentimes, the first thing people think when they hear “custom home” is a several-year-long project. But custom homes can be built just as quickly as other homes. The only difference is that custom home builders take the time to work with their clients on the design plan — but once the designs and homesites are finalized, building can start as soon as the builders are ready. While there are certainly factors that can hinder the building process, like weather, building a custom home takes no longer than building other homes.
Hidden costs are inevitable. Another common misconception is that homeowners who choose the custom route are going to end up spending way more than they were initially told. However, people who choose to build a custom home should be told upfront about any and all costs. This is the point of the design process — during the initial designing of the house, the builders will go over all of the choices and their prices. This way, homebuyers can know what they’re going to be paying before building begins.
The process is too complicated. While it certainly may seem overwhelming to design and build a custom home, the process can be made easy if you choose the right building company. From start to finish, the home builders should walk clients through each step of the process. Whether it’s looking at homesites, deciding on a layout, or considering smaller details, like countertops and windows, each step should be taken at a reasonable pace. This way, both the buyer and the builder are consistently on the same page and are able to go through the process easily.
Hopefully, this article shed some light on a few common custom home misconceptions. If you’re looking for a company to build your dream home, contact Rockwell Custom today.