When considering moving to Howard County, Maryland, you will find that there are a lot of pre-existing homes local to the area. This is because, over a few decades time, Howard County has become quite a happening place to live. Therefore, there are a lot of older homes available on the market for prospective buyers. While buying a pre-owned home is a perfectly fine solution for some, others may want something more personal. Luckily for them, there is also plenty of empty room to settle into in Howard County! Here are some reasons why new home building is a great option for future Howard County homebuyers.
When purchasing an older home, you may be faced with an appealing initial lower cost. However, that lower cost also probably factors in the many years of increased maintenance you will be facing. As we all know, homes are not considered “new” forever, and as they age, they become much more susceptible to wear and tear. This can include costly renovation costs such as carpet removal, renovations, or even entire replacements such as the roof. All of these factors add up to quite a pretty penny over time and will only get more and more necessary as the home ages. If you are choosing new home building, you won’t have to worry nearly as much about the maintenance costs as everything will be brand new from the get-go, so you’ll truly be able to relax in your custom home for many years to come.
Another passive factor to add to the home building equation is energy-efficiency. Older homes built before the mid-2000s likely had little to no regard for energy efficiency, or the technology and building materials at the time simply were just not up to today’s standards. Now, almost all home building materials are Energy Star or made with energy efficiency and environmental impact in mind, which are also engineered to lower your annual energy bills by a significant margin.
By far, the most appealing factor of custom home building is the ability to make the home whatever way you want. While older homes certainly can have aesthetic appeal, a home that is commissioned by you will always be able to be adapted to your specific desires. For example, if you’ve always wanted a Victorian style home without the older-home upkeeping, it can be done with a custom home building company. Want something with a more modern look or a combination of styles? A custom home is your best bet.
Design and Build Your Dream Home with Columbia Builders!
Columbia Builders is the home builder of choice in Howard County, offering homes in Ellicott City, Elkridge, Laurel, Columbia, Marriottsville, Fulton, Clarksville, Dayton, and Brookeville. No matter what the size and scope of your project, we have the skills, experience, and resources needed to bring your vision to life. We offer a level of customization that is truly unmatched and are committed to using materials and craftsmen of the highest quality, so you can trust that your new home is built to last. Columbia Builders was voted Best of Howard County 2020 for best home builder.
If you’re ready to invest in a home, built with your needs in mind, trust in us. Give Columbia Builders a call today at 410-730-0215 or use our contact form here. You can also keep up with us on Facebook, Twitter, Houzz, and Youtube, and don’t forget to check back on our blog for more tips and information!