If you want a new home in Utah, the best way to get it might be to build it yourself.
The real estate market is fickle everywhere, and it often seems like it’s booming when you want to buy and bust when you want to sell. Timing is everything in real estate.
Utah is often thought of as big sky country, but in more populous areas like Salt Lake City and Ogden, the pickings for single-family homes are getting slimmer.
Zillow reports that Utah home values have risen 8.5 percent in the last year and are expected to continue to climb another 3 percent this year. If you already own a home, this is good news, but if you’re looking to buy a new home, you may be having trouble finding something you like.
Fewer homes are on the market for less time. When you visit them, you may find the price a little high for what you’re getting.
What’s the solution?
Build your own new home!
New Homes Give You Everything You Want
No, it’s not cheap, but at least you’ll be paying for exactly what you want, rather than settling for what someone else has tossed aside or passed over.
How satisfying would it be to have a new home where everything is just how you want it? And as long as you don’t want purple bathroom fixtures or orange countertops, your new home will sell at a higher price than an older, comparable home, should you ever need to move. Buyers prefer newer houses for the same reason you want one of your own!
New Homes Are Energy-Efficient
Investopedia says that one of the biggest advantages to building your own home today, outside of the custom aspect, is that it will be many times more energy-efficient than most existing homes you can find today.
New homes are better insulated and constructed with more modern materials that keep heating and cooling inside, where you want it. Moreover, recent advances in HVAC technology mean a more efficient system, ergo, lower bills.
New Homes Have Fewer Health Risks
A new home also comes with fewer health hazards, like potential dangers such as radon, asbestos, lead paint, mold, mildew and more.
If you’re having trouble finding a home in the northern Utah area that you find worth the money, building your own is the perfect solution. Call and talk to one of the experts at Ogden’s most trusted general contractor, Falk Construction, and we can fill you in on all the particulars of building a new home from start to finish.