Why a Custom Home May Be Right for You

Posted on 30th May, 2017



Many home buyers often find potential homes that are almost perfect, but there’s something just not quite right, or one thing they’d love to change to make it a dream come true. If you’ve wondered whether you’ll ever find the perfect home for you and your family, you should investigate what a custom homebuilding project has to offer. While there are a few concerns that don’t accompany existing home sales, the payoff is well worth it for several reasons.


Cost of Ownership


When you invest in a new, custom home, you usually don’t have to worry about any major repairs for quite some time. If you were to purchase an existing home, everything could appear perfect at first and then a few months after moving in, you realize you need a new furnace, septic tank, roof, or other major repair. Building a custom home means all the major appliances and structures are brand new, so the long-term cost of ownership is much lower than you may expect and you won’t be surprised by any sudden essential repairs.


Utility Costs


It’s no secret that older homes typically cost more to heat, cool, and power. If you decide to build a custom home, you can have whatever energy efficient appliances and amenities you desire. Speak with your homebuilder about energy-efficient options for your new home and you’ll reap the benefits for years to come through lower utility bills and less energy consumption. Energy efficiency isn’t just a money saving tactic, it’s also a fantastic ecological choice for your area.


Warranty Coverage


When you invest in a brand new, custom home, you’ll more than likely have warranty coverage. This is a fantastic form of peace of mind, as you’ll have the security that if anything breaks down or goes wrong in your new home, you won’t have to shoulder the costs.


A custom home may be a bit more expensive than purchasing an existing home, and it may take longer for the deal to close and for the home to be move-in ready, but if you have the financial flexibility and the time to spare, investing in a custom home comes with these and many other rewards.


Questions about upgrades for your new custom construction?  Since 1999, Manchester Homes has built high-performance and new custom homes in the Oklahoma City area. We can help you plan and create your custom dream home. Call us now at 405.787.7242 and we can walk you through the process.