New Home, No Waiting

Posted on Friday, July 31, 2020

Do you want a home in Vanbrooke but don’t have time to wait for it to be built? We have a solution — inventory homes.

Inventory homes are homes that builders build without contracts. Also called “spec” homes, they offer the same attractions as build-to-order homes without the three- to six-month wait.

Besides being able to move-in quickly, are there other reasons to consider an inventory home? You better believe it. Here are just a few:

That New Home Smell

Although an inventory home has already been built, no one has ever lived in it. That gives you the opportunity to live your dream, not someone else’s. Inventory homes are built to the same high standards as build-to-order homes. They are just as energy-efficient and they are protected by the same warranties.

You Don’t Need to Use Your Imagination

Floor plans and model homes help you imagine what your build-to-order home will look like but an inventory home is finished. You can walk through it, inspect it and decide if it is the right fit for your family.

Forgo the Design Center

For some people making choices at the Design Center is stressful. You have to choose your tile, your flooring, your countertops, your paint, your cabinetry and so many other things. An inventory home spares you that but it doesn’t mean you’ll get basic features. Many builders add upgrades and structural options to their inventory homes.

Or Not

Is it possible to purchase an inventory home and still personalize it? Often, the answer is “yes.” Builders often offer inventory homes for sale while they are in the process of being built so you can make that trip to the design center. The only downside is that you may have to wait a month or two before you can move in.

You Can Save Money

Builders are often motivated to sell inventory homes. That makes them receptive to negotiations. Periodically, many builders will offer incentives for move-in ready homes. Choosing one may net you lower closing costs or extra options such as smart home features, upgraded appliances and more. That’s on top of historically low interest rates that can save you money on your monthly mortgage payments.