Building a custom home provides options and can actually save money

Few things in life provide a bigger thrill than moving into a new home. You can make the experience even more special by building a custom home, which allows you to choose your look, location and special features. In the process, you could set yourself up to cut maintenance and save money in the long term. And you create a unique living space that serves your family’s needs for years to come.

You’re in the driver’s seat

Working with an experienced builder to create a custom home or renovate an existing home gives you options you don’t get when buying an existing production house.

The chances are low of finding an existing house that has exactly what you want. When you build custom, you control every detail. You choose everything, including fixtures, wall colors, draperies, appliances, flooring and carpets. Even more importantly, you choose a layout and use of space that works best for you and your family. With a builder to assist and guide you, you’re not overwhelmed by the range of choices.

You’re the first owner

Being the first resident of your new home gives you a special feeling of ownership. And because everything is new, you don’t deal with problems left by previous owners; you have warranties on nearly everything in your new home, keeping maintenance to a minimum.

You can choose a location you love

When you custom build your home, you can live anywhere you want. You’re not limited by available home inventory at any given time. When you buy a production home, there’s often significant competition to snag the best locations, and prices can rise quickly.

Building a custom home, you can choose your community, whether it’s a historic neighborhood near downtown or a larger lot in the suburbs. You can base your choice of location on commuting time, being close to family, quality of schools, level of privacy and any other factors that matter to you.

Special features make it yours

In a custom-built home, you can include options that are important to you. These can include:

  • Fire safety features.
  • State-of-the-art appliances.
  • First-floor master bedroom and bath.
  • Orientation of the home and level of sunlight.
  • Accommodation of special needs.
  • Room for multi-generational families.
  • Wiring for new technology.
  • Custom floor plan for your lifestyle.

Energy efficiency impacts your future enjoyment of your home and its cost & in many ways. Standards have changed significantly over the past few years. By choosing a custom-built home, you can make sure to select features and materials that save money and are friendly to the environment.

You get more for your money

Custom-built homes can even cost less than some production homes with pre-chosen packages of options from which you must select. And with a custom home, you pay only for the space you want and need. With an existing or production home, you’re often buying extra space for which you’ll pay a mortgage and taxes for many years.

If you build your home to be energy efficient, you may be able to take advantage of the federal tax credits that allow you to deduct as much as 30 percent of the cost of some green building materials (IRS 2014).

Custom building your new home puts you in the driver’s seat with complete control, the ability to choose your neighborhood and low maintenance. Lower up-front costs and increased energy efficiency save you money every year. You pay only for the space you need, and your stamp of individuality makes it truly a place to call home.

Talk to Arthur Rutenberg Homes about building a custom home for you. With multiple plans to start from, endless customization options and some of the best builders in the industry, you can have the home you have always wanted.

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