One of the first decisions you have to make after you’ve decided to build your own custom home is what the floor plan should be. Choosing between one story (“ranch”) models or multiple-story homes can be difficult, because it depends on a number of additional considerations.
Are you ready to choose a lot but unsure where to begin? Purchasing a lot for your custom home can be challenging, but by doing your research and understanding what to look for, you can make an excellent selection for your new home’s location. Here are six things to consider when buying a residential lot to build a custom home.
You've heard of the spec home, but you may not be sold on the idea. Maybe your heart has been set on a custom home, or maybe you've been dreaming about a fixer-upper. Regardless, don't discount spec homes just yet. Here are some of the main pros and cons of buying a spec home.
If your kids have all moved out of your home, it may start to feel a bit oversized for you. Downsizing can be a wise decision for many homeowners, but how do you know when the time is right? Here are a few signs that it may time for you to downsize.
Becoming an empty nester can be bittersweet. While there are loads of opportunities that come with the newfound freedom, transitioning into this new phase of life can be challenging on a number of different levels. If you’re an empty nester, or an empty nest is on your horizon, here are a few tips for downsizing your home (without downsizing your life).
Letting go of your home can be difficult, but it’s not all bad! If you’re considering downsizing, then you’ll definitely want to check out these benefits. Here are the upsides you can look forward to when downsizing your home.
You've come to a crossroads, and it's time to decide: should you downsize your home? Here are some questions to help you assess whether to trim down your living space.
As you’ve probably discovered, there are lots of different options when it comes to buying a new home. If you’ve been contemplating whether to build a custom home or move into a spec home, you’re in luck! We’ve got the lowdown on both options. Check out our lists of pros and cons for spec homes and custom homes.
If you’re planning on purchasing a new home, there are a few options available to you. One type of home that’s somewhat of a hybrid between a custom home and a model home is the spec home. Spec homes provide a number of advantages.
New homes are available with various levels of customizability. Before you decide which type of home to buy, be sure to consider the pros and cons of each. Read on to learn how much you can customize a spec home and determine whether it’s right for you.