Many first time home buyers struggle with the decision between purchasing a new or pre-owned home. A common factor in the decision process is the price of the home. The fact is, many new homes in Northern California can be purchased for almost the same price as pre-owned homes in the area.
There are many advantages to buying new homes in Northern California or even building one yourself. The feeling of buying a home that has never been lived in is amazing. And by building your own home, it’s even a greater reward knowing that it was built to your exact specifications.
By choosing to build your own home, the first step is to find a builder whose work you appreciate and can work well with. It’s essentially an interview process to find the best match for you and your needs.
Do lots of research and view the model homes of builders that you are interested in. If no model homes are available to view, you can contact the homeowner’s of houses they have built and speak with them directly. The owner’s of these homes will usually be glad to speak with you about the experience they had with that particular builder and give you advice as you move forward with the construction process.
By choosing to build the home yourself you have control over what every detail of the home will look like. You will choose everything from the floor plan to the lighting fixtures. Deciding to go this route is for the new home buyer that is thinking of their home as a long term residence and wants everything done to their liking.
New homes in Northern California that are custom built have the added advantage of being a “green” home. Of course this is a personal choice that may or may not be utilized, but using eco-friendly methods will not only utilize environmentally friendly materials, but can also have the long term effect of saving on such things as utility costs, forever.
Another benefit of building your own home is that most new homes will come with a warranty from the builder. The terms vary, but it’s great peace of mind knowing if anything goes structurally wrong with your home it will be covered by the builder. Also, having that relationship with the builder will allow you to speak with them directly if you ever decide to do any sort of remodel or just have any general questions about your home. All the answers are just a phone call away.
All of this and the sense of community are what comes with purchasing new homes in Northern California. When all is said and done, it’s a great sense of accomplishment and satisfaction knowing you put together the home of your dreams and it is a place you and your family can be comfortable in for the rest of your lives.
Now is the time to take advantage of low interest rates, prices and the federal tax benefits that are available to new home buyers. Build the custom home that you’ve always wanted, today.