Whether you’re looking to move into your first home or want to downsize later in life, you’ll have to decide between building a new house or house hunting for an existing home. Both custom-built homes and existing homes have their own advantages, depending on what you’re looking for. Segal & Morel has been providing custom home building and energy-efficient green home design services to homeowners throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania since 1960. Here, we share more information about the benefits of a new custom build over traditional house hunting.

Traditional House Hunting

When you think about buying a house, especially if you’re a first-time homeowner, you typically think about shopping for an existing house. Traditional house hunting involves visiting a variety of properties to see what you like and don’t like to narrow down your decision. Working with a realtor can help streamline the process because they’ll find appropriate homes that meet your requirements for you to look at.

This is the more traditional way of buying a house and it can be beneficial to homeowners who want to move in quickly or want the convenience of an already built home. However, traditional house hunting isn’t the best option for those looking to create their own unique dream home, those looking to do a lot of renovations or customizations, and those who want an energy-efficient design. Segal & Morel offers quick delivery homes, or homes that are move-in ready, for those who don’t want to wait to build and move into their home.

A Custom-Built Home

The alternative to buying an existing home with previous owners is to custom design and build your home, often working with a home builder. This option is recommended for homeowners who want to completely customize their space to create their dream home. There are many advantages to custom designing your home, and they include:

  • Modern floorplans customized for you
  • Updated appliances and technology
  • Enhanced peace of mind with construction
  • Energy-efficient materials save you money on energy bills
  • Less chance of major upgrades or repairs
  • Lower maintenance
  • Better likelihood of home warranty

At Segal & Morel, we offer a simple custom-building process that lets homeowners dictate what they want and don’t want in their homes. Working closely with a builder and an architect, you’ll create a floor plan and exterior design that fits your style and meets all your requirements. You can then add unique customizations like master bathrooms, finished basements, expanded garage space, and more.

Many prospective homeowners believe that a custom-built home will need a much larger budget to complete than buying an existing home, but this isn’t always the case. At Segal & Morel, we’ll work with you to choose materials and features that are within your budget, creating your dream home without breaking the bank.

Why Choose Segal & Morel?

Segal & Morel has been a trusted business serving NJ and PA with high-quality home-building services for more than 60 years. Our team has the experience and expertise necessary to handle any job. Some of the benefits we offer our customers include:

  • Using a design-build model where one team designs and builds the property under one contract, leading to a smoother workflow, improved communication, and cost savings
  • Offering a variety of floor plans, including some with versatile flex spaces
  • Only building homes that are energy-efficient and meet Energy Star standards
  • Designing a planned community, Riverview Estates West, that offers luxury homes and on-site amenities

These are just some of the advantages Segal & Morel are proud to offer our customers. For more information about our services or processes, read through our frequently asked questions.

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If you’re ready to start on your journey to your dream house, Segal & Morel can help with custom home building and quick delivery homes. Serving NJ and the Lehigh Valley area of PA, Segal & Morel has more than 60 years of experience in the home construction industry and can help you design the home of your dreams. Contact us today to learn more or to request more information.