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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New Listing - 3 weeks online
$159,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,183
SQFT
2746 Guava St
Fort Myers, FL 33916
EVANS ADDITION Subdivision
$82,900
Townhouse For Sale
Pending With Contingencies
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
875
SQFT
Palm Frond Condo #2B
1165 Palm Ave 2b
North Fort Myers, FL 33903
$284,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending With Contingencies
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,731
SQFT
9219 Palm Island Cir
North Fort Myers, FL 33903
PALM ISLAND Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$91,500
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
930
SQFT
1006 Tropic Ter
North Fort Myers, FL 33903
TROPIC TERRACE Subdivision
$94,900
Condo For Sale
Pending With Contingencies
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
892
SQFT
Foxmoor #H
5745 Foxlake Dr H
North Fort Myers, FL 33917
$120,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,114
SQFT
Foxmoor #6
5705 Foxlake Dr 6
North Fort Myers, FL 33917
$59,900
Land For Sale
Active
0.23
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
1817 NE 23rd Ave
Cape Coral, FL 33909
CAPE CORAL Subdivision
$279,995
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending With Contingencies
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,560
SQFT
531 SE 36th St
Cape Coral, FL 33904
NOT APPLICABLE Subdivision
$11,900
Land For Sale
Pending
0.23
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
421 Tropicana Pky W
Cape Coral, FL 33993
NOT APPLICABLE Subdivision
$249,900
Multi-Family For Sale
Active
6
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3016-3018 Wallace Ave
Lehigh Acres, FL 33973
LEHIGH ACRES Subdivision
$135,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,002
SQFT
19215 Arrowhead Ln
North Fort Myers, FL 33903
LAKE FAIRWAYS COUNTY CLUB Subdivision
$134,995
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
958
SQFT
9945 Lake Fairways Blvd
North Fort Myers, FL 33903
LAKE FAIRWAYS COUNTY CLUB Subdivision
$225,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Pending With Contingencies
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,647
SQFT
19400 Moccasin Ln
North Fort Myers, FL 33903
LAKE FAIRWAYS COUNTY CLUB Subdivision
$12,500
Land For Sale
Pending With Contingencies
0.231
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
2816 NW 6th Ave
Cape Coral, FL 33993
NOT APPLICABLE Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$279,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending With Contingencies
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,483
SQFT
1613 NW 5th St
Cape Coral, FL 33993
CAPE CORAL Subdivision
$249,900
Multi-Family For Sale
Pending With Contingencies
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
5148-5150 24th St SW
Lehigh Acres, FL 33973
LEHIGH ACRES Subdivision
$144,900
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
918
SQFT
19847 Eagle Trace Ct
North Fort Myers, FL 33903
PINE LAKES COUNTRY CLUB Subdivision
$159,999
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,144
SQFT
912 Sunniland Blvd
Lehigh Acres, FL 33971
LEHIGH ACRES Subdivision
$215,900
Land For Sale
Active
0.914
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
17107 Serengeti Cir
Alva, FL 33920
SERENGETI Subdivision
$159,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,180
SQFT
300 Vermont Way
Lehigh Acres, FL 33936
CARLTON PARK Subdivision
$124,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending With Contingencies
3
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,456
SQFT
1019 Joel Blvd
Lehigh Acres, FL 33936
NOT APPLICABLE Subdivision
$69,900
Land For Sale
Active
1.01
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
21910 N River Rd
Alva, FL 33920
ALVA Subdivision
$64,900
Land For Sale
Pending
0.25
ACRES
COLLIER
COUNTY
205 S 2nd St
Immokalee, FL 34142
IMMOKALEE INDUSTRIAL PARK Subdivision

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