Why Build a Custom Home?

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Does it make sense to build a custom home?

With all the options in the housing market, why is it a good idea to build a custom home?  You may be surprised to learn that there are actually several great reasons to build a custom home, but let’s start with the most obvious:

Made for you

A “custom” home is a home that is customized to fit your lifestyle, whether it be luxurious, recreational, modern, contemporary, southwestern – you name it!  When you build a custom home, you have the freedom to decide every detail, from location to size, from overarching style to finishing touches.

You spend more time in your home than in any one other place.  For homemakers, children, and telecommuting professionals, time spent in the home is even greater than average.  It makes sense to make your home everything it can be.  For some, that means having a fully-equipped home office.  For others, specialized hobby rooms are important.  We’ve built everything from elaborate wine cellars for wine aficionados to a beautiful indoor pond for a Koi enthusiast.  Whatever your passion, your home can be designed to accommodate your specific needs and desires.

If you’ve considered building a custom home, the reasons above probably go without saying.  But here are some you may not have considered:

It’s good for the economy

“It’s good for the economy” seems like the latest justification for spending money on just about anything, but in this case it’s really true!  According to the National Association of Homebuilders, on average, one new home creates three new jobs.  This is good news for today’s job seekers!  And it’s not just construction workers, either – new home construction touches a myriad of industries, and all of them benefit when a new home is built.

In addition to job creation, new home construction supports US businesses.  Most construction material is made in the US, so building a new home not only helps your local economy, but the national economy as well.

It’s good for your family

Statistics show that children who eat dinner with their families multiple times in a week are significantly less likely to engage in risky behavior.  There are also multiple studies that show that children whose parents know their children’s friends are also better off than those who are clueless.  What does that have to do with building a custom home?  Well, if you have a house perfectly tailored to fit your lifestyle, your kids will want to eat dinner at home, and they’ll want to have their friends over!  If your house is the “cool” house, your teen will be more likely to hang out at your house with friends than to be who-knows-where doing who-knows-what.

Even if you’re not raising children, a house built around your interests will encourage family bonding, rather than leave the occupants going their separate ways to fill their time.

Location, location, location

Living on the Front Range in Colorado means you have the potential to live on a lot with gorgeous views.  But, with an ever-growing population, that also means that if you buy a home in a conventional neighborhood, you have the potential to get a close-up view of the stucco on your neighbor’s home.  If you want to make the most of Rocky Mountain living, you’re better off buying a lot you love and building a custom home on it.  If you already own a lot, all the more reason to build custom!

Now is the time

Even with the recent housing crisis, according to the Pew Research Center, home ownership is still considered by most Americans to be the best investment.  While economists may argue over which investments have the greatest monetary return, the fact is, everyone needs a place to live, and owning your own home means you will get the return on that investment instead of a landlord.

If homeownership makes sense for you, then now is the time to build a custom home.  It is unlikely that interest rates will become more attractive to home buyers than they are now.  If building your dream home is something you’d love to do, why put it off?  The benefits to building a custom home start now, and the earlier you can get into a home built specifically for you, the longer you will get to enjoy it.

As you can see, there’s never been a better time to build a custom home, and there are more advantages to doing so that you may have realized.  If you’d like to know more about the process of building custom, we’d love to hear from you!

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    9 Comments

    • Maggie Reply

      May 14, 2012 at 4:58 am.

      The most important benefit you can get in building a custom home is it’s exclusively yours. You’re building a home that meets all of your wants and needs. A unique one that is different from anyone else.

    • Custom House Builders New Bloomfield Reply

      May 31, 2012 at 2:09 pm.

      Great post! You hit on some really big benefits to custom homes here. Regardless of who you are or what your situation is, you can build a home to your specifications instead of trying to fit your wants and needs into someone else’s home. That’s the real beauty of it.

    • Lillian Schaeffer Reply

      August 8, 2016 at 7:28 pm.

      This is some great information, and I appreciate your point that a custom home is made specifically for you and your family. My husband and I have four children, and our current house is feeling a little bit crowded with so many people in it. We’ve been talking about moving, and I’ll definitely talk to my husband about building a custom home so it fits all of our needs. Thanks for the great post!

    • Kate Hansen Reply

      October 11, 2016 at 7:20 pm.

      The house my family lives in right now was obviously built for another family and their needs. I like how you point out that a custom home is customized to fit your lifestyle. Having a home that is built around and accommodated to my family will be very nice and make living life easier.

    • Dennis Sanchez Reply

      November 3, 2016 at 7:50 pm.

      I loved what you said about how home ownership is considered by most Americans to be the best investment. I’ve been considering having a custom home built for my family. Making an investment in something as important as a home, it makes sense to have it made to your personal wants and needs. Thanks for the great read.

      • Solid Rock Reply

        November 12, 2016 at 6:11 am.

        Hi Dennis, Thanks for stopping by! Let us know how we can help.

    • Elsa Anderson Reply

      January 10, 2017 at 7:43 pm.

      I like how you mention that with a custom home, you can perfectly tailor your home to fit your lifestyle. I want to have a home that is big enough to host parties for our family. The only way to get a home that fits all my needs is to have on custom built. So thanks for sharing.

      • Janna Kasza Reply

        January 13, 2017 at 4:46 am.

        Hi Elsa! Thanks for stopping by. Let us know if we can help you.

    • Precious Leyva Reply

      June 1, 2017 at 9:25 pm.

      I like that you mentioned custom homes are great for fulfilling my families wants and needs. My husband and I have found that it can be hard to find a home that has already been built because it isn’t everything that we want. Having a custom home could mean that we won’t have to settle for anything!

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