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Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Oct 27, 2014 5:05:30 PM
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Would it surprise you to know that building a custom home from the ground up may cost less than buying a home that’s already built?

If you think that sounds like fuzzy math, you’re not alone. Many of our customers once felt the same way. But the truth is that custom homes offer lots of ways for you to save both when you build and after you move in. That can mean more money for college, retirement, or a family vacation (and more peace of mind for you).

Here are just a few ways that building a custom home can save you money.

Lower Energy Costs

There’s a common misconception that buying older homes is kinder to the environment because you’re recycling, and not wasting. The truth is that often older homes actually drain energy resources. More often than not, older homes suffer from leaky windows, sparse insulation, and inefficient appliances.

Here at Adair Homes, we’ve been building homes that are healthier for you and the environment for years. From windows to walls and everything in between, we adhere to strict energy efficiency standards. That means lower energy costs and a comfortable home for your family year round for cost savings you can actually feel.

Create Functional Spaces

Many of us grew up in older homes with a formal living and dining room that was only used during the holidays. Older homes that still include these rarely used rooms are expensive to heat in winter and cool in summer.

Today the trend in custom home design is to create spaces your family actually uses. Little or no wasted space means less money for energy costs, less money for furnishings, and more time spent enjoying every inch of your home.

Design What Matters to You

Just as older homes often include wasted space, you can also end up paying a premium for design features that you don’t really want. For example, that marble bathroom might look fancy and increase the price of the home, but it may be completely impractical for your young family.

When you design and build a custom home you decide what’s important to spend money on – and what isn’t. This means that you are not wasting money on features you don’t want or won’t use.

Pink Bathtubs and Green Carpets

If you’ve ever had to pull up and replace old carpet in an older home then you know how expensive it can be to make someone else’s home look and feel like your own. From old appliances to outdated fixtures, updating an older home can take up a lot of time and money.

When you build a custom home, you design everything just as you want it. That means there’s nothing to replace or update for years. Simply move right in and immediately begin enjoying your home.

“Where Will We Find a Plumber at 3 a.m?”

Older homes can include surprise repairs that take a big bite out of your budget unexpectedly: a leaky roof on the first rainy day, a pipe that bursts in the middle of the night.

At Adair Homes, we build quality custom homes that we stand behind with a one-year general warranty and a 10-year structural warranty. Fewer repairs mean big savings and the comfort of knowing that one of our helpful Customer Service Representatives is just a phone call away.

Discover for yourself why building the custom home you’ve been dreaming of may actually be a smarter choice than buying a used home. Visit one of our Sales Center locations to speak with a friendly and helpful team member.

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