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Buy and Build: Advantages of Building Your Own Home

Moving into a new home is very exciting, and it’s even more exciting when you get the chance to build that home yourself. While moving into an existing home could potentially save you some money in the short term, you will get more bang for your buck when you build your own home, and you will see some immediate advantages when you do it. It’s why you should strongly consider making your next home one that you have built to your liking.

Building a HouseThe biggest advantage of building your own home is that you will get the opportunity to customize everything the way you want it. You will be able to pick the number of bedrooms and bathrooms inside of it, you can design the kitchen to meet your needs and cooking style, and you choose what the overall layout of the home will look like. That also means that you can plan your new Montana home to feature large bay windows or a second-story porch that overlooks the scenic country that surrounds your new home. When you design your home your way, you get to take advantage of all the excellent views of the wilderness and create a home that visually opens up into the great outdoors.

Another advantage of building your own home is that, thanks to modern technology, you will be able to make your home incredibly energy efficient. This will keep your home comfortable at all times and save you money every month on your utility bills. You can select more efficient windows or a low-energy HVAC unit, and even add in solar paneling or geothermal features to make your home even greener, says New Home Source.

Building new also can help save on another typical cost of existing homeownership: home repairs. Because you will be building your home brand new, you’ll know exactly what is behind the walls which will dramatically reduce problems you might encounter when you move in to an existing house. Plus, in the design phase you can also incorporate wiring and modern electrical features to meet your needs, so you won’t have to struggle to find the nearest outlet to your perfect TV placement or a cable connection on the opposite side of the room from where you need it. Everything will be brand new and exactly the way you want it.

If you are thinking about building your own home, you should take a look at some of the beautiful plots of land that are available in Montana right now. Seneca Real Estate has plenty of properties for sale, and we would be happy to show you great locations where you could build the house of your dreams. Call us at 406-439-5414 today to schedule an appointment to check out some of our available land listings.

First Steps for the New Owner

Purchasing a new home is an exciting adventure. The process can also feel overwhelming at times, whether you are a first-time home buyer or are returning to the real estate marketplace after renting for a period of time. If you’re a new owner, there are a few important steps to take in your first days… Continue Reading