If you’ve been looking for a new home for a while but are frustrated because you can’t find a house that meets all of your needs, then maybe it’s time to consider building a custom home. You may think that a custom home is way too expensive; however, when you compare the operating and maintenance costs of a custom home to an existing home, you’ll see that you’ll actually save money over the long run.
A few ways you can save money with a custom built home
1. The average operating costs for a custom home is roughly $2.92 per square foot, compared to $4.26 per square foot for an existing home.
2. The average maintenance costs of a custom home is around $241 per square foot, compared to $564 per square foot for an existing home.The homeowners insurance policy on a custom build home is on average 15 percent less than a policy on an existing home.
3. The homeowners insurance policy on a custom build home is on average 15 percent less than a policy on an existing home.
One of the reasons for this is because custom homes can be built to be more energy efficient and haven’t undergone the wear and tear that existing homes have. Check out Alair Homes’ infographic about custom built homes for more information.