Buying a home is difficult. You have a picture in your mind of what you want that house to look like, what you need to fit your lifestyle, and where you’d like it to be. It can be nearly impossible to find exactly your “dream home” without renovating at least a little, and redecorating a lot. So, perhaps you’re considering building your own home instead. Here are 4 reasons why that’s a great idea, and how you’ll benefit from building your own home:

Completely customizable

When you build your own home, every little bit of it can be customized to your precise specifications. You want a large, open first floor? You can do that. Need a big kitchen with plenty of storage? You can tell the architect exactly how you want that to look. Building your own home gives you the power to design a home that is specific to your family and your own unique needs.
No need to renovate

When you buy a house, generally the cost of the house is not the only fee you’ll be shelling out. A home you buy might require renovations to fit your lifestyle, and could need some work before it’s livable. Additionally, you’ll have to consider the cost of redecorating, as the previous owner’s tastes are probably not the same as yours. An older home will also require much more upkeep than a newer one. When building a home, you make all the decisions, so by the time it’s completed, your house will be exactly what you wanted.

Energy efficiency

When you build your own home, you’ll be able to choose the appliances, furnace, water heater, and air conditioning system, which means they’ll be new, and you’ll also be able to choose from an array of energy efficient options. Just having a new furnace and air conditioner can save you hundreds on your utility bill, and with an energy efficient machine, you could potentially save even more. Additionally, with brand new everything, you won’t have to worry about service charges and repairs for years to come.


Since you won’t have hidden costs, like potential repairs or renovations, you’ll be able to set a budget and stick to it. You can work with a builder and team to make sure that you don’t go over your budget, and that your home is still exactly what you want. When buying older homes, you never know what you’ll find behind the walls; building a home helps you avoid the surprise.

Some things to consider:

While building your home has tons of benefits, there are a few things you’ll want to prepare for. Remember that it will take time to build your house, and there are often delays due to unforeseen weather conditions. Most builders plan for a 6-7 month build, but you should always add 2 or 3 months onto that in case your timeline gets set back a little. If you plan for the delay, there won’t be any surprises and you’ll be able to move into your dream home as soon as it’s finished.

You’ll also want to make sure you trust your builder. There are plenty of people out there who will try and take advantage of you if they can, so be sure you talk to multiple builders and get a few bids before you decide who’s right for the job. As long as you have the right team, and you’re prepared to wait for your dream home, you’ll have the experience of a lifetime building your own house from the ground up.

Are you ready to start finding the perfect property to build your dream home? Sovereign Oaks has many available properties that we would be happy to show you. With incredible views, open meadows and beautiful wooded lots, you are sure to find a homesite that will fit your list of wants and needs. Please contact us today to learn more about this exceptional Western North Carolina Mountain Community.

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