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Confused About Homebuilding? Let’s Clear Up Some Common Myths.

Categories: Uncategorized | Posted: October 1, 2019

As you begin to explore your options for purchasing a new home in Bucks County, you may encounter some ideas about home buying that are based on myth and misunderstanding rather than actual facts. As a homebuyer, it is important to separate common misconceptions from reality about residential construction to make an informed choice.

 

Expediting the Process

You may have heard that buying a house that is tailored to your specifications is a lengthy process.

 

Since every phase of customized home construction involves your personal preferences, it will take time to personalize it to fit your dreams and expectations. But, the key to success in this area is to foster engagement with the builder through each step of the process.

 

Homebuilding does not have to be a lengthy process. Many new home builders, including Hallmark Homes Group, offer several quick delivery options in the event that you are seeking a new home in Bucks Countyin a hurry so that you can be closer to school, work or family.

 

A quick delivery home is one that is built or near finished, that has all of the amenities built-in and ready for move-in. The layout and finishes are most often the latest styles and to suit the modern homebuyer. Most often, these homes, ready for quick settlement, have many luxury upgrades added in construction and included in the cost.

 

From the floor plan blueprints to the layout, electrical features, wall placement, color scheme, interior fixtures, exterior motifs, kitchen appliances and flooring type.

 

Before the project gets underway, you can systematically explore each phase on paper, considering every option and choosing the features that best suit your tastes, preferences and needs. This achieves clear communication and removes the time-consuming aspects of guesswork and having to “do things over” because the builder knows exactly what you want.

 

Choosing every facet of your home in advance, setting a completion schedule for each phase and communicating with the builder on a regular basis allows you to set and monitor a timeline that works with your schedule without compromising your preferences.

 

Either way, whether building a custom home or buying a quick delivery option, opening a dialogue with a company representative is the first step to realizing your dream home through an efficient, engaging process.

 

Add It Up for Better Value

 

You may have wondered where you will get the best value for the price – in a new home or resale. Another myth you may have come across is that building a new home can be more costly than a resale home.

 

The truth is that unlike any resale property, a newly-built house features all new fixtures, wiring, plumbing, appliances and amenities that will not need servicing, repair or restoration for many years to come and often have extensive warranties. Replacing pipes, HVAC units, roofing, hot water heaters and other features in a resale home can easily add up to a more costly option than a new home.

 

Also resale homes often require remodeling in order for your lifestyle needs to be met. Remodeling to meet your family’s needs can add significant cost and take significant time to complete, which are a consideration when comparing to a new home option. Adding in your time and possible lost work hours to manage contractors, remodeling can become both a drain on your time and can squeeze your budget.

 

Conversely, with a new residence cost not only is clear, the ongoing coast benefits continue. Most importantly, new homes are often built with systems and materials that make them highly energy efficient, which, over just a short time can, and often does saves thousands.

 

Homes that Stand Out from the Norm

As you explore new homes in Bucks County, you will quickly realize that the idea “that all new houses are the same” is simply untrue. As you tour new home models, you will see unique layouts for varying lifestyles. Most important, builders like Hallmark Homes Group are willing to customize any layout – it’s the perfect way to own a uniquely-crafted property.

 

Your exterior options can include a landscape design with grass, shrubs and trees cultivated to your liking. You can choose a motif of warm tones that suit your sensibilities, in a color scheme that accentuates the unique architectural features.  There are also abundant options for doors, windows, railings, siding, gutters and downspouts so that your home displays a cohesive look.

 

On the interior, you can fine-tailor every aspect of each room and level to suit your tastes and to give the property a unique look and feel. An older house may have fixtures, handrails, appliances and trim that don’t necessarily stir your senses.A new home in Bucks County, on the other hand, can feature your exact preferences for wood trim, paint color scheme, hardwood floor types, carpet color and texture, sleek kitchen and bathroom tiling options, stunning wood ceiling beams, convenient built-in shelves, high-tech security features, pre-wired entertainment components and more.

 

Learn New Things

As a new homebuyer of residential construction, it may feel like an undertaking that is complicated and difficult to understand. Different from what you may hear, once you engage in the process and your builder breaks each phase down into step-by-step measures, home building is a clear, systematic procedure that has been perfected by years of practice. In addition, your sales person streamlines the process so your excitement is in the forefront of your experience.

 

As you go through each phase of building your new home in Bucks County, you can become attuned to the systems of plumbing, heating and wiring as well as various appliance features and how and why they operate.

 

This process of de-mystifying the phases of residential building can give you peace of mind as you gain a clear understanding of the different components and systems within your home.

 

In the event that you choose to upgrade certain features, you will have enough familiarity with the details of your house so that you can clearly explain what you want to your service professional. Plus, understanding the intricacies of your residence can help you gain a deeper appreciation for the unique features that make your house a home.

 

Take the First Step

Ideas about new home construction are most likely perceptions of those who have never bought a new home, do not know how the customized building process works, or why it is the most valuable option. Contact usto learn more about the facts of buying new and how each phase of building can increase the value of your experience.

 

 

 

Connie Sweeney

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