Call it Murphy’s Law, but it’s not unusual to encounter a few blips while you search for that perfect new custom Florida home.
Today’s residential real estate market can be complicated for folks with timelines, deadlines, and budgets who may be juggling new jobs, an impending out-of-state move, or have limited time to house hunt.
But there’s one way to reduce all that angst — buy an inventory home.
Inventory homes (or spec homes or move-in-ready homes) are built to sell. Every builder plans a certain number of homes that are “ready-made” in each new community. These are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and offer neutral, classic interior design, materials, and colors to appeal to a wide range of customers.
These homes usually represent the builder’s most popular floor plans and elevations (a home’s exterior design) for each neighborhood. So you’ll always have quality choices.
Read on to discover how inventory homes are the solution to many home-buying quandaries.
No (or minimal) waiting
You don’t have to have work, personal or familial pressures to want to speed up the process of buying a new custom Florida hone. You may be faced with a short calendar to buy and move before kids start school, but you also may have no taste or patience for building that new home from scratch. And that’s okay too.
With inventory homes, construction already is underway or completed. You don’t have to go through the contract and design stages, then the minimum six-month construction calendar.
No wild colors or materials in inventory homes
Did you catch the mention of “neutral, classic” design elements above? This means you won’t find pink countertops or black-painted walls in an inventory home. Instead, you’ll find clean, on-trend materials and design. And, you may even find some built-in builder upgrades — such as beautiful quartzite countertops — that you might not have splurged on!
By the way, an inventory home also negates additional costs you might incur when buying a resale home. Although you won’t be able to choose an inventory home’s design materials, you’ll still have fresh, aesthetically pleasant surroundings for your household and lifestyle rather than dithering with the costs and effort required to renovate a resale to your tastes.
No unexpected costs
Inventory homes are planed and built by the builder. Everything’s already accounted for, from materials to installation to inspections. You know what your final costs will be from the outset, rather than worrying about whether you should choose those glass-front kitchen cabinets, or real hardwood floors versus wood-look tile.
No lack of choices
Not everyone wants to build a new custom Florida home from scratch, but almost all potential customers still want one!
This is why you’ll find plenty of inventory homes in ICI Homes-developed master-planned communities, or in those where we’re preferred builders. Peruse our up-to-date selections here.
And, if you’re ready to build from scratch, we’re here for that too!
Ready for your new custom Florida home? Talk to ICI Homes here.