New Construction: Exploring the Benefits of Building a Custom Home

Dated: August 3 2023

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New Construction: Exploring the Benefits of Building a Custom Home

There is no denying that real estate is one of the greatest investments a person can make. Not only does real estate have a historical track record of strong appreciation, but it appreciates while providing a fundamental human need--shelter.


However, owning a home is not a guarantee to be a dream-come-true for everyone. Homes in poor condition are not only uncomfortable and possibly dangerous, but they can become a money pit that keeps the homeowner seeing red indefinitely.


To avoid these problems, it is worthwhile to consider the advantages of a custom build. From implementing modern energy efficiency standards to having a complete understanding of the home’s backstory, keep reading for 5 of the most attractive benefits of building a custom home!

Building with Energy Efficiency in Mind

As in all aspects of the economy, the real estate market is placing an increased focus on energy efficiency. Not only do energy efficient homes help reverse the effects of climate change, but they can help homeowners save on utility bills each month.

Custom homes have the advantage of not having to deal with previous owners' inefficient designs. Energy efficiency features can be built directly into the house. Some features homebuilders can include in a custom home to make it more energy efficient include solar panels, large windows for increased natural light transmission, and EnergyStar appliances.

Insulation is another key component of making a custom home energy efficient. Homes with a higher R-value means that the structure is more resistant to heat transfer, which makes the home more energy efficient.

Most insulation plans start with eps vs xps. They are two types of rigid foam insulation that can improve the R-value of a custom home. However, there are many other types of insulation that can also enhance R-value. Some of these include polyiso, hemp, cork, and denim, so explore all insulation options with your contractor when planning the build.

Installing Low Maintenance Features

Modern homeowners value low maintenance features in custom homes, as they help to reduce the time and cost associated with being a homeowner.

A few features homebuilders can include in a custom home to make it lower maintenance include quartz countertops, engineered hardwood floors, and stainless steel fixtures. These materials are durable enough to withstand heavy usage and do not require in-depth processes for cleaning.

When looking at the exterior, siding is one of the most significant contributors to maintenance requirements, so using low maintenance siding is another important aspect of saving money and getting your Saturdays back. While the focus on low maintenance siding typically centers around aluminum vs vinyl siding, do not discount fiber cement or steel log when building a custom home. These materials require less upkeep than wood planks and bricks, as they do not need to be painted or sealed.

Designing the Perfect Kitchen

Quality kitchens are one of the premier selling points of a home, but too many homeowners go over the top in their kitchen design.

As such, resist the temptation to install the old school soda fountain and homemade ice cream maker and focus more on features that are practical, yet stylish.

Some of the key features buyers look for in a kitchen that should be included in your custom build are quartz countertops, EnergyStar appliances, cabinets with modern crown moulding, and stain resistant flooring.

Incorporating Modern Elements

Homes today look vastly different than they did a decade ago. Thanks in part to the COVID-19 pandemic and the increased focus on remote work and living, home offices, gyms, and lounges are becoming expected in modern residences.


When designing these rooms for your custom home, be sure to include soundproofing paint and acoustic panels. These elements help prevent unwanted noise transfer, which is especially important when the bustle becomes intense from each of these areas operating simultaneously.

Understanding Exactly What You Are Getting

When building a custom home, there is no need to worry about inheriting a previous owner's problems. There isn't the threat of discovering shoddy renovations that were passed by during inspection. There is no concern about needing to remodel immediately after closing to get the home up to your standards. You can rest easy knowing that the home doesn't have a history of rodent or insect infestations that have slowly taken a toll on the wiring and framing.

With new construction, you understand exactly what you are getting--the home of your dreams.

Get Started Today on the Custom Home of Your Dreams

A custom build is one of the best ways to guarantee that you are making a strong real estate investment for your dream home. You can incorporate the latest energy efficiency standards, low maintenance materials, desirable kitchen features, and remote living spaces without having to worry about inheriting a previous owner’s headaches. If you are in the Albuquerque area and interested in exploring the custom build market, contact Jeff Rose EXP REALTY today for a consultation!


Andrea Erickson is a freelance writer that loves sharing her knowledge and expertise in renovation and landscaping. She lives in her hometown of Austin, Texas where she enjoys spending time with her husband and decorating with her children. Andrea’s work as a freelance writer can be found on Building Product Advisor, a new construction industry resource site.

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As a fourth generation native New Mexican and lifelong Albuquerque resident, Jeff Rose has a unique vision for the Albuquerque Real Estate market. He earned a BBA in Human Resources and Marketing fro....

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