The home buying process involves many questions, and the needs of you and your family must be carefully considered. One of the first questions you’ll ask yourself is which choice suits you best – buying an existing home or having a brand new home custom built. Each path offers advantages and disadvantages that we’ll discuss today.
Buying an Existing Home
The biggest advantage of buying an existing home? The process is quick; you won’t need to wait for the home to be built, so you can move in right away. For those with limited time constraints, buying an existing home might be a good choice.
However, there are a few disadvantages to keep in mind. Although it’s quite common to find a neighborhood you love, it’s not as easy to find a home within it that’s the right fit for you. And, even after a thorough inspection, there’s no way to know everything about a home – problems can pop up at any time. In addition, buying an existing home often involves compromise and very rarely is a homeowner totally satisfied with it. Most often, you will begin cosmetic or structural improvements after you move in.
Building a New Custom Home
On the other hand, a new custom-built home is designed according to your unique specifications. New homes are built with modern features and technology, making them more energy efficient than older homes, thereby saving you money every month on your utility bills. New homes also require far less maintenance – you’ll know exactly what you’re receiving when you decide to have a new home custom built. Columbia Builders staff meet with you during the construction process and you have access to your home to photograph not only its progress, but also to witness and record what lies behind the walls. While building a new home takes more time, it is a personal experience, and your individual needs and tastes are incorporated into the design. You’ll be happier overall with your new home and the homebuying experience!
When you’re ready to sit down and design your dream home, contact us here at Columbia Builders!
How Can Columbia Builders Change Your Life?
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.
If you’re ready to invest in a home that is 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, Google+, Houzz, and Youtube, and don’t forget to check back on our blog for more tips and information!