3 Reasons to Buy Move-In Ready

Categories: Uncategorized | Posted: June 13, 2022

If you’re searching for a new home in the Huntsville or Madison area, you have probably been faced with the question: “Should we buy move-in ready or a fixer upper?” It’s no secret that the housing market is very fast paced right now, and purchasing a home in this growing area can seem almost impossible. However, we are here to help you understand the benefits of purchasing a move-in ready home versus a fixer upper, and why it could benefit you in the long run.

It’s Move-In Ready

We know, this might seem pretty obvious, but if you’re moving from out of state for work, or you just sold your home and have to be out in a certain time frame, then a move-in ready home is more than likely what you are looking for. Depending on how much ‘fixing’ the fixer-upper needs, it can be challenging (or not even possible) to occupy the home, until it is renovated. There will likely be construction material, and dust and dirt from working on the home, and if you don’t have working utilities, it won’t be liveable. A move-in ready home is exactly that, move-in ready!

Saves Time and Money

If you’ve ever done a home renovation project, then you know it’s not cheap or quick. Likely you will run into several problems during renovation, which can setback the timeframe of the project being completed. It can likely take up to a year, depending on how much time you have to dedicate to it, for it to be complete and move-in ready. While buying a move-in ready home might cost more upfront, you will likely spend the same amount on a fixer upper in the long run.

Less Stressful

Purchasing a move-in ready home is no walk in the park, but it certainly is not as stressful as an entire home renovation project. If you are not mentally up for the task at hand when renovating a home, it is best to purchase move-in ready. Renovating can be mentally exhausting and draining, especially if you haven’t done it before. You might be thinking the price is worth the hard work, but in the long run move-in ready homes can be much more beneficial.


If you’re looking for move-in ready homes in Huntsville, Madison or surrounding areas, check out our available new homes here.


Going Green with Legacy Homes

Categories: Uncategorized | Posted: March 17, 2022

Legacy Homes is known for being your premier custom home builder in Huntsville, Madison, Athens and surrounding areas. It’s because we offer many options when it comes to our floor plans, communities, and design center. Adding to that list, our homes are also built with energy efficiency in mind. Learn more below about our strides to go green, and give you an energy efficient home that you will love for years to come.


Energy Efficient Homes

There is nothing that will save you more money than having a certified Energy Right home, this is why it’s a top priority for us here at Legacy Homes. We want to build energy efficient homes to help you save on electric bills, improve your level of comfort, make your home more quiet and healthier, and help our environment. We use the latest technology and building techniques to deliver this, without having to sacrifice style and elegance that you expect.


A Closer Look

Energy costs, including electric bills, seem to continue to rise and rise. Which means homebuyers are starting to pay closer attention to energy efficiency in homes before they decide to buy. Our homes are 60% more energy efficient than an already existing used home, and 30% more efficient than other standard energy efficient homes. Here’s why:


  • Advanced Framing Techniques
  • Improved Insulation That Reduces Internal Leaks and Drafts
  • Energy Star Rated Low-E Windows
  • High SEER-Rated HVAC Equipment That Stimulates Fresh Air Ventilation & Reduces Energy
  • Energy Star Rated Appliances.


Legacy Homes is the only locally operated TVA Energy Right Platinum Builder and the distinction of being a National RESNET Energy Smart Builder. Every one of our homes is inspected, certified and given a score on the Home Energy Rating Systems (HERS). The HERS rating system is the industry standard by which a home’s energy efficiency is measured. It’s also a nationally recognized system for inspecting and calculating the energy performance in a home. See the Home Energy Rating System below.