Searching for a new place to live is exciting, but the options can be overwhelming.  Should you purchase an existing home? What if there aren’t any available in your desired area?  Should you be thinking about building a new home Springfield, MO? Will you have to cut corners if you do?  It can be difficult to pare those options down to the best value for your money, but building a custom home is often surprisingly cost-effective and very manageable.  Here are some points you may want to consider.


Buying a home ranks right up there when it comes to major investments.  Purchasing an existing home may initially seem less expensive than building a new home Springfield, MO.  But keep in mind that an older home also comes with problems from the past; the older the home, the higher the maintenance, regardless of how well it’s been maintained.  A custom home holds no unknown surprises – you know exactly what you’re dealing with, right from the beginning.


When you hear “custom”, do you automatically think “expensive”?  As the housing market is recovering and the number of available existing homes on the market declines, the price difference between purchasing a home and designing one is leveling out.  Having the ability to choose every aspect of your home means you can make decisions that are in line with your budget and tastes, plus you can include options that will reduce your costs over the years you’re in your home.

Functionality and Efficiency

Existing homes often have space that buyers can’t or don’t want to use, which essentially means they’re paying for non-functional square footage.  They may also be environmentally outdated; poor insulation, inefficient appliances, and expired warranties are all expensive for new homeowners. Building a new home Springfield, MO means that you don’t have to worry about any of that, and Hawthorne Homes can walk you through every step!