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Building a New Construction Home Versus Buying: The Benefits of Building a New Custom Home

Over the course of your lifetime, a home is one of the largest investments you will make. Whether you decide to build a new custom home or buy an existing house, your home should reflect your lifestyle, personality, design preferences, and values.

The Benefits of Building a Custom Home

1. Complete Customization

When you work with a custom home builder like Starwood Custom Homes, you get total control over your home. That means your home is completely customizable. From the exterior architectural style and design to the hidden mancave with a shooting range, you will have the final decision on every single aspect of your custom home.

2. Cost Control

It's often believed that building a custom home requires a much heftier budget than buying an existing home. However, this isn't always the case. In fact, when you build a custom home you're in charge of the budget. You get to decide what materials you'd like to use and what features you want to include in the build. Ultimately, you control the cost of each detail. As your builder, Starwood Custom Homes will help you stay within your budget during each phase of the building process.

3. Smart Home Features

Unlike outdated and existing homes, your new custom home can have an array of smart home features. Such as whole-house audio and home automation. This means your locks, thermostats, garages, blinds, surround sound, and security system can be controlled by the touch of a button or even on your smartphone.

4. Location, Location, Location

If you purchase an existing home, you don't get to choose the location of the lot. Are there already homes on the market in your desired area, school district, close to work, etc.? The odds can be against you on this depending on the market. Let's say you find an existing home that checks most of the must-haves on your list. However, this home happens to sit smack dab in the middle of a crowded neighborhood with noisy barking dogs and 3 backyard neighbors that can see into your backyard from their two-story homes. Yikes! Instead of the previous scenario, let's say you decide to build a custom home and you find a gorgeous hillside lot in your desired area, school district, etc. Each and every day you walk through the door and you get to relax and unwind in your dream home with no noisy neighbors or barking dogs and you have beautiful unobstructed views of the city and the gorgeous Arizona sunset.

5. High-Quality Materials

If you choose a reputable and reliable custom home builder, you can ensure that the materials used to build your home will be of the highest quality. Here at Starwood Custom Homes, we use the best building materials. We build homes that we would live in. The craftsmanship in a custom home is unmatchable. You can see it in the details and feel it in the craftsmanship.

6. Energy Efficiency & Maintenance

If you purchase an existing home, it can be less cost-efficient than a custom home. For example, the existing home may home with outdated windows and an outdated AC unit that rack up your monthly energy bills. You'll also need to consider that with older homes, you'll need to be spending money on regular costly maintenance. Including roof repairs, new flooring, AC units, etc. Your utility bills could be substantially lower with a new custom home because newly-built homes adhere to the newest/updated building codes and are generally more energy-efficient than older homes.

7. Health & Wellness

Since the materials used to build your custom home are of the highest quality, a new home will simply not come with potential health concerns or toxic materials. Such as asbestos, mold, or lead paint — which can often be found in existing older homes. When building a custom home you are able to choose healthier materials, such as low-VOC paint and upgraded ventilation systems, for better air quality. New custom homes can also be tailored to your energy efficiency and tech preferences.

8. Modern Designs & Floor Plans

One of the best things about building a custom home is that the design of your home is entirely up to you! You won't need to worry about having an outdated floor plan, low ceilings, or buying an existing home that's an architectural design eyesore. You'll be able to design your home to fit your lifestyle and today's modern needs. Such as having an abundance of storage space in your kitchen and an open floor plan that's perfect for a double island because you love to entertain.

9. Resale Value

Today you may be considering building your "forever home", but things can change. You may decide to move or build a different "forever home". It does happen...we've seen it with some of our repeat clients here at Starwood Custom Homes. While you may not be considering moving anytime soon during the building process of your new custom home, it's important to know that your custom home is a worthy investment with a higher chance of profit should you choose to sell one day.

10. Warranties

Unlike existing homes, when you build a new custom home, you'll have a home warranty. Each custom home builder's warranty will vary on coverage so make sure you ask about warranties when you are interviewing builders.


Are you considering building a custom home in Arizona? Or do you have questions about the process? Here are Starwood Custom Homes we are here to make the process as comfortable and seamless as your custom home will be. We are truly with you every step of the way. We'll work with you throughout the design process to identify precisely what you’re looking for, so your home has everything you need and none of the things you don’t.

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