Choosing color schemes, bathroom tile, kitchen fixtures, and paint colors are just a few of the many necessary decisions to be made when buying a new construction home. Well, unless you decide to buy a spec home. A spec or speculative home for sale is also known as an inventory home. These types of homes are constructed and built on properties owned by the builder. The majority of them are built without a predetermined buyer. For homebuyers that want a stress-free home buying experience it’s definitely the right path to take. Let’s review the two types of spec homes and the key reasons why it may be right for you.
Types of spec homes and their advantages
There are two types of spec homes each offering an advantage to the homebuyer. The first type is one that is already completed and move-in ready. And a big advantage for homebuyers that need to move quickly because it’s ready for immediate occupancy. The second type is one that is currently under construction. In this case the builder starts construction on the home and lists the property with a future completion date. For homebuyers that need a little more time to adjust to moving find this can be a huge plus.
You can view the spec home as is
It’s far much easier walking through a finished brand new home than visualizing it on a blueprint. A spec home allows potential homebuyers to inspect the craftsmanship and quality of the home and also to peruse every nook and cranny. Another advantage is that you can verify room dimensions and the flow of the floor plan to ensure it’s the right fit for your lifestyle. And it also makes for a smooth transition when moving in existing furniture and accessories since you already know what the finished product looks like.
Decisions are already made for you
Building a house from the ground-up is no doubt a process that requires a lot of decisions. If you’re the type that breaks out in a sweat just thinking about your new home’s paint color, then it’s best to forgo the entire process all together. There are countless, actually, we should say thousands of decisions to make when building a semi-custom home. However, by purchasing a spec home there are no decisions to make at all. They are made for you by professional designers. For the designed-challenged it’s a win-win. There’s no trip to the design center to contend with and you get the expertise of their great talents for no additional cost.
The house is brand new
After all the boxes are moved in and unpacked there’s nothing quite like sitting back and relaxing in your new home. It’s a great feeling. And even better when you know you are the home’s very first owner. A big advantage is that the sky’s the limit when it comes to making it your own.
The building process doesn’t exist
Well, it technically does. It’s just that the homebuyer isn’t involved. If time is not on your side, then purchasing a spec home is the way to go. Typically, if you were to build the home of your dreams from the bottom up, it could take anywhere from 8-10 months. In some cases the process can be longer with weather and construction schedules being the primary reasons for any delays. If you know you don’t have that kind of time, it may be best to view only spec homes.
Move into your Travisso dream home today
Are you looking for your dream home? Check out Travisso’s current list of move-in ready available homes today. Specifically built for today’s busy lifestyles they offer open concept floor plans, media and game rooms, and large gourmet kitchens and gathering areas that make entertaining super easy. In addition, Travisso offers gorgeous views, a family-friendly neighborhood and endless recreational possibilities for the entire family. For additional information call 512-243-8583.