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The Benefits of Building a New Home vs. Buying a New Inventory Home

Categories: Blog, Home Buying Tips | Posted: September 21, 2018

Imagine buying a home and immediately moving in, no waiting for paint to dry or for the builders to finish up final touches. For people buying ready-to-move-in inventory homes, this is a wonderful benefit.

But some homebuyers desire the customization that comes with designing their perfect home and overseeing the construction. These folks are fine with the wait because the final product is often as close to a dream home as possible.

Neither of these options is necessarily better than the other. It truly depends on what’s important to you and your family. If you’re looking to move and aren’t sure which option is right for you, take a look at some of these benefits of each. It may help you with the decision.

Benefits of Building Your Dream Home

Complete Control

Building your own home gives you full control over every detail, big and small. Everything from the building layout to the countertops and cabinets is up to you. Design an enormous kitchen with a walk-in pantry or a master bedroom complete with a shower and hot tub. Whatever you want, you can have.

Location, Location, Location

When buying an inventory home, you don’t have much say over the location. After all, the building’s already there. You can’t just move it. When you build your own home, you can choose where to build. Find the perfect neighborhood or build on a larger plot of land. It’s up to you.

Do You Have a Handy Friend?

Okay, this benefit may not be for everyone. But handy friends can come in, well, handy when building your own home. You can save money by calling in favors from friends and family who have construction, electrician, or plumbing experience.

Ready-To-Go Inventory Home Benefits

Move-In Ready

This one may seem obvious, but you can’t overstate how great it is to find a beautiful home and move in right away. As soon as you close the sale, you can start packing up boxes and shipping them over.

Lower Cost

One significant benefit of purchasing an inventory home is the cost savings. Since you’re not paying for contractors, materials, or labor, you’re already saving money. An inventory home is already built, so you don’t have to worry about construction going over budget. That’s a big win.

Way Less Stress

When shopping for inventory homes, your biggest worry is finding the right place for your budget and style. When building a house, you’re likely worried about everything. With so many building projects going on at once, the whole thing can be incredibly stressful.

You Can Still Customize

Remember too that an inventory home isn’t necessarily going to be a generic, cookie-cutter house. Many inventory home buyers can add personalized touches, like hardware, appliances, wall color, and fixtures. The benefit of a ready-to-go inventory home is that you don’t have to worry about all the details that come with building a house.

While this isn’t an exhaustive list of every benefit of both, it should give you an idea of what to expect. If you’re looking to completely customize the perfect home for you and your family, great! Opt to build that custom home. Think of how rewarding it’ll be to settle in by the fireplace at night or brew coffee in your sunny kitchen in the morning, in the home built just for you.

Maybe you’re looking to move right away and want to put your savings towards other expenses (a new furniture set or landscaping, perhaps?). Or maybe you’re not looking for the added stress of overseeing a 4-6 month construction project. Either way, go for a ready-to-move-in inventory home. You’ll be ready to move as soon as you close the sale without any of the added hassle.

Whatever you choose, there’s really no wrong answer. You’ll love your new home no matter what.

Community Spotlight: Sonoma Springs

Categories: New Homes in Raleigh, Royal Oaks Communities | Posted: September 20, 2018

If you are in the market for a new home in Raleigh this Fall or plan to be in the coming months, Royal Oaks Homes invites you to consider their Sonoma Homes community. Located in one of the fastest growing towns of North Carolina, this community has been drawing major attraction from buyers since opening.

Located in the fast growing town of Fuquay-Varina, buyers are loving this location due to the fact that it has everything most any buyer would want for the location of their new home. If you have children or plan to while living in your new home, you will be thrilled to know that Sonoma Springs is located right by award-winning Wake County Public Schools.

You will also be right next to great shopping and parks, which make for a great way to spend your time on the weekends or in the evenings when you want to take the kids or dogs for a nice walk in the park. It also makes for a great running spot for those early morning runners.

The great thing about Sonoma Springs is that it is located just 30 minutes South of Raleigh, keeping you close enough to all the downtown action but in a town that has a small town feel and is incredibly family friendly.

Sonoma Springs also has quick and easy access to downtown Raleigh, the Research Triangle Park, and RDU through major transportation corridors such as I-40, I-540, 401 Highway, and Highway 42.

The home plans available in Sonoma Springs offer options for most any buyer looking for a home in the area. Plans ranging from 2,000-3,500 square feet leave a variety of home sizes to fit the stage of your life that you need at this moment.

You can also find highly desired home features such as first floor master bedrooms, first floor guest suites, three car garages and so much more!

The community amenities as well are ones that most buyers desire, but can’t always get when looking for homes. Your family will love the community pool, clubhouse, sidewalks and cul de sac lots, making it the ideal location for a growing family.

The best part about Sonoma Springs? Homes in this community start from the mid 200’s in price! There is no reason to consider a resale home when you can get all that Sonoma Springs has to offer in a brand new home.

Contact Amanda and Audrey and Royal Oaks Homes today to learn more about how they can make your dream home goals a reality in Sonoma Springs and find you the perfect home option for you!



Royal Oaks Building Group is a new home builder in Raleigh and Fayetteville, North Carolina. For additional information about Royal Oaks building your Raleigh new home, please call (888) 677-1502.

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