Friday, August 12, 2011

There's No Place Like a Custom Built Home

You know it's time to buy a home but you're just not quite sure; should you hire a home builder to build a home for you, or simply buy an established home? ("Established" by the way, is a term that realtors employ... what they really mean by "established" is "used"). Sometimes, when you are looking to avoid hidden costs and headaches, a custom home can be just the ticket.

Of course, there are advantages to both. Older homes come in established neighborhoods, and can often be quite charming. The existing window treatments and household appliances are often included in the purchase, and the character of your neighbors is fairly easy to read from your surroundings. Plus, the upfront price for a "used" home is usually lower than for a newly built one.