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Six Common Custom Home Myths Debunked

Six Common Custom Home Myths Debunked

Building a custom home is a dream of many, but can you afford it? While it's true that a custom home might look expensive at first glance, it's likely closer to being a reality than you think.

There are many misconceptions about custom home building, from prices to moving in times, we debunk them in this article.

Six Common Custom Home Myths Debunked

1. There’s a long wait time to move in

It is true that with custom homes, you must wait for your home to be built. But you can speed up that waiting time. While the average wait time for a custom home is two years, you can close much quicker if you choose the right custom home builder that can get you your home in a shorter time frame.

2. You won’t be able to move in until it is completed

Some homebuilders don’t allow you to move in until the home is completely finished. But some custom homebuilders allow you to move in while your home is still under construction. With this, you can start enjoying your new home while finishing touches are being made.

3. You won’t be able to customize your home

Another common myth is that custom homes are limited to the designs, plans and layouts that the builder already has available. In reality, you can customize the floor plan, choose your own finishes and even add upgrades like a custom kitchen. These upgrades would be included in the cost of your custom home.

4. You’re going to have to put in a lot of work

Some people assume that with a custom home, you have to do a lot of work yourself. However, most custom homebuilders offer construction management and this means that you won’t have to do any construction work during your home build.

5. Custom homes are only available in select communities

Another misconception is that custom homes are only available in certain neighborhoods. In reality, custom homes can be built anywhere a home builder has a parcel of land to work with. The home builder can choose the lot based on how much land you want, how close to the city you want to be, and what kind of neighborhood you want to live in. This is what makes custom homes so appealing. The custom homebuilder can build your home in a location that fits your needs and preferences.

6. Custom home construction is off limits to you

If you’re a first-time home buyer or you don’t have a lot of building experience, building a custom home does not have to be out of your reach. With the right homebuilder, you can have your new home built to your specifications and your budget.

Whether you’re looking to build a custom home in a specific area or you want a custom home built to your specifications, you can trust the professionals at Ackard Contractors. We are a custom home builder in Edmonton, and we have the experience, expertise, and dedication to help you create the home you have always wanted. And because we are builders, we are able to build to your budget and your specifications.


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