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Potential Savings From Using A New Home Builder

Categories: Uncategorized | Posted: March 13, 2019

When choosing between buying a used home, using an independent home builder, and using a new home building company, there are a few considerations to be made, especially when it comes to getting the job done right for minimal investment. That being said, there’s a strong case to be made for using an established and experienced home building company like Legacy Home Builders instead of buying a used home or risking it on a smaller builder.

 

Saving Money

 

When you think of “savings” the first thing that you probably think about is money. Saving money with a coupon at the grocery store is okay, but when it comes to buying a home, the savings or lack thereof can be significant. First thing’s first, when it comes to buying a used home, the biggest risk that most buyers take is in the form of hidden costs.

 

Hidden costs can come in many forms. Some of these can include foundation repairs, septic tank repairs, roofing and siding repairs, asbestos removal (depending on how old the house is), and HVAC/Electrical/Water Heater repairs. Some of these hidden costs can be as much as $16,000 by themselves if you aren’t careful or are inexperienced with what to look for when buying a house. Because of these risks, if you are not an experienced and/or professional home buyer who can spot these errors, it is highly advised that you go with building a new home, preferably with an established and experienced new home building company.

 

“But why is using an established home building company better than just hiring a contractor?”, you may ask. While some individual contractors can be reliable and experience, many of them are neither. A quick Google search or chat with someone in the home building business will probably give you horror stories about private contractors that finish past schedule, over-budget, or not at all… While all private contractors have a nice pitch, it’s ultimately a gamble on whether or not they can deliver. While you may get a better short-term price, is it really worth the risk?

 

Saving Time

 

One of the main advantages of buying a new home is that it’s essentially a turn-key deal. When the home is finished, you take care of the relevant paperwork, get the key, and you’re ready to decorate! When buying a used home, especially in the case of a “fixer-upper”, you’ll need to dedicate time and money to make that used home work for you. Given the fact that the average American has nine unfinished projects in their home at any given time, fixing up your newly-bought used home could take a lot more time than you think. The average home project can last for months or even years, which is a huge time investment, assuming that you get the time necessary to complete it at all.

 

Using an independent contractor can also cost you a lot more time than if you had used an established home building company. Much like the monetary risks that prospective home buyers take when using a private contractor for building a home, there are money time-based risks that apply. Because of the inherently questionable reliability of a private contractor, there may be project delays, delays as a result of poorly done work that has to be redone, etc. This can all add up to months of extra time that you have to wait to live in your dream home.

 

Don’t risk your time or money by choosing to buy a used home or go with an independent contractor. If value and getting what you pay for on time matter to you, contact Legacy Homes today.

Things to Love About Your Newly Built Home

Categories: Uncategorized | Posted: February 15, 2019

 

It’s okay, we understand. Falling in love with a home may seem a little unorthodox to some, but we won’t judge you. When you move into your newly built home, a sense of bliss can overcome you – a sense of belonging. When everything is in its place, you get that warm fuzzy feeling that comes from knowing that your home is yours, down to the last brick.

 

While you may think that your infatuation is nothing more than a honeymoon phase, you’ll see that there are plenty of reasons why your relationship with a new home can be built to last. From special design features to complete control of customization, new homes certainly have a lot to offer.

 

DESIGN

 

While the features of new homes can differ greatly depending on their design, there are a few features offered by Legacy Home Builders that you can find easy to love. Our EASYLIVING™ plans are designed with you in mind, and are functional, spacious, and comfortable while maintaining a sense of beauty and craftsmanship.

 

Also, part of these plans is a concept called the Lifestyle Triangle™. You and your family spend most of your time in the kitchen, the dining area, and the living area. What we’ve done with this design is devote a large quantity of usable space to these three and have also grouped them together to facilitate togetherness when spending time at home. We’ve also enhanced the kitchen island and made it larger to be the focal point of the kitchen. Family dinners, kid’s homework, and many other daily activities happen at the bar area, and we want that to be a great experience for everyone.

 

Our Direct Connect Laundry™ system is another feature to fall in love with, as it makes getting to and working in your laundry area a pleasure instead of a hassle. Centrally locating the laundry area helps when it comes to convenience, and it’s something that you can love for years to come.

 

Likewise, our integrated family rooms, comfortable, casual living areas, flex rooms, and more make Legacy Homes the best choice for your new home project.

 

QUALITY

 

When it comes to quality of build, Legacy Homes can give you a hunk of a home to call yours! Trust is very important in any relationship. Our proprietary building system, known as System 7™, ensures that you can trust the build quality of your new home and have confidence that it will last for the long term. System 7™ pays special attention to the foundation, framing, rough mechanical, drywall, paint, cabinets, and final construction of your home to ensure that it is well built.

 

EFFICIENCY

 

Do you love saving money on utilities every month? Well we’ve got the match for you! All our homes have built-in energy efficiency features such as advanced framing techniques, improved insulation that reduces internal leaks and drafts, and Energy Star® rated low-e windows, among other things. Your estimated annual energy savings from building a new home with us is approximately $1,257! All you have to say is “I do”!

 

CUSTOMIZATION

 

The best part of building a new home is your ability to customize it to be the way that you want it! At Legacy Homes, you can pick colors, bath and lighting finishes, cabinets, counter tops, and more. Your taste and style are your own, so you create your dream home, all with the personalized service of an expert. Your new Legacy Homes home will be made just for you to love.

If you’re looking for a home to love, call Legacy Homes at (256) 361-9104.

 

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