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Custom Home Builder or Production Home Builder?

Finding a place to call your own is one of the biggest decisions person will make life. Whether you’re moving to a new city, starting a new job, or starting a new family, finding a place to call home is the first step. There are two options available when looking for a new place to live: Choosing from custom built houses or production houses . Both have their advantages and disadvantages, and understanding the difference between the two can help you pick the perfect option for your new home.

A custom-built home is a reflection of who you are as a person, and construction isn’t even started until the homebuyer is lined up. Because every last detail is customizable, you can have the house built where you want it, and how. If you want to house out in the middle of a field, it can be done. Perhaps you want to be up to watch the sunrise if your kitchen window, that’s possible too. With custom-built houses you get to have direct input on where every last brick goes. That level of customization comes at a cost. It takes longer and costs more. This is owing to the unique design of each construction. When it comes time to sell, customized homes lose their value faster than production homes. This can be credited to the level of customization in the home. If you’re looking to stay in your home for that at least the next few decades, then customization is perfect.

A production house is the most common option. These houses are built anticipating the need, not necessarily waiting for the future homeowner to be knocking on the door. Years of research and design going to making these houses that are generic, but still pleasing. They cost less and having a custom house built and take less time because the majority of decisions have already been made. Because the decisions have already been made, however, the building construction team will not be as responsive to questions as on customized jobs. If you’re looking for a place to call your own, and don’t need to customize every last detail during construction, then this is the best option. Production homes also reduce the stress of moving. When uprooting a life there are already 100 decisions to be made every day. Buying a production home minimizes the number of decisions that need to be made before moving in.

Buying a home is one of the biggest decisions in a person’s life. Whether to choose a production house, and decorate the inside to your style, or a custom built dream, is a matter of price, time, and preference. If you’re looking to choose every last detail, to bring a dream into reality, then a custom house is the way to go. No matter which you choose, your home is waiting to welcome you and we are ready to build it!