Why You Should Consider Buying a House That’s Unfinished

Why You Should Consider Buying a House That’s Unfinished

Everyone has a dream home, but not many have the opportunity to own one. Purchasing a house that’s unfinished may seem like a daunting task, but it can actually be quite beneficial. You can have your dream home and actually be able to afford it.

Lower cost

If you buy a house that’s still being finished, you have plenty of opportunities to save yourself some money. First of all, an unfinished house will already be a far cheaper option since you will largely be paying for the land and the basic structure of the house. You will also be able to maintain a lower monthly mortgage payment as you finish the house yourself and make it what you want. Not to mention, you can use the money you save to customize the house rather than paying for finishing touches you know you will only replace later. As the house is being finished, you can continue to cut costs. If there are plans for an additional room, you can choose to forgo the room and save money. Not all builders will go for this option, but it’s still something to consider.

Buying a House That’s Unfinished: More Flexibility

Buying an unfinished house leaves you with a solid structure that you can make your own. Instead of settling for styles that aren’t yours, you can be the one to pick the finishing touches. You will have the last say on the tiles, flooring, fixtures, and paint color. You can even add more outlets to the design. The house can be whatever you want it to be.

You will also have more flexibility with larger unfinished elements, like a basement. Perhaps you want to turn that basement into an apartment and make some extra rent money. You could turn it into a home theater or you could use it for storage. If you are using your basement as a storage area, it’s crucial you waterproof it.

Buying a House That’s Unfinished: Fewer Legal Concerns

Depending on when in the process you buy an unfinished house, it’s possible to purchase one that already has the proper permits and certification. This means that you can move forward making the house what you want without having to negotiate the legal side of things. If you purchase late enough, the builders will already have everything up to code (or plan to) and they typically have the finances secured to finish the house.

Instead of looking for that one special house, you can find an unfinished property and make it what you want. You can save money and build the house of your dreams with less hassle.

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1,269
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2
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BEDS
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BEDS
4
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$225,000
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4
BEDS
4
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0.258
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LEE
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2
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4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,786
SQFT
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Alva Subdivision
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Single Family Home For Sale
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3
BEDS
1
TOTAL BATH
1,317
SQFT
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Lehigh Acres Subdivision
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BEDS
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BEDS
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SQFT
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BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,341
SQFT
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3
BEDS
2
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1,321
SQFT
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4
BEDS
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6
BEDS
4
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0.25
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