Benefits of Building a Mountain Home Versus Buying a Resale

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While you’re spending your weekends searching for the perfect NC mountain land for sale, enjoying the fall foliage trips along the Blue Ridge Parkway, and envisioning the next idyllic chapter in your life, you’ve probably pondering the many perks of creating and building your own unique home. 

The idea of being able to hand pick the ideal community and the property of your dreams is incredible—a slice of woodsy acreage by a river, a sprawling open pasture for your prized horses, or a tiny parcel sitting high atop a hillside with views that make you feel grateful each and every day. 

Building a mountain home is something many of us imagine and some of us get to make a joyful reality.  Perhaps you’d rather spend your days browsing North Carolina mountain real estate and all the homes that have already been skillfully designed and built. To find the right home, seal the deal, and move in without missing a beat. But choosing a resale home means you may have to settle for someone else’s selections such as kitchen cabinets, the tile, and so on.

Whichever route is the one best suited for your needs, building, or buying a resale, being informed about all the options will make your journey all the more easy in choosing a North Carolina mountain community.

Those who have already built their own homes after exploring North Carolina mountain real estate understand the importance in taking the time not only to select the right community, but to find the ideal property to place to build your house.  Do you prefer a corner lot on a quiet cul-de-sac, or a secluded lot with a birds eye view of a nearby river?

Maybe this will be a cozy home for two, or perhaps you have a large extended family that loves nothing better than gathering for home-cooked meals over the holidays.  All of this comes into play when planning your custom home.  The architectural style and exterior finishes are equally important—the aesthetics are what will make you truly content in your home season after season, so you want to be sure you know what you desire. 

The finishing touches inside are equally essential—flooring, cabinets, countertops, plumbing and light fixtures—all the fine details that give your home character and carry your signature.  With technology comes added flourishes for the modern home that can make our lives easier day to day—smart televisions/internet and alarm systems just to name a few.

Building a mountain home of your own has many other benefits that contribute to better health and stronger finances. Homes built today are increasingly green, and more and more in tune with the environment of the precious NC mountain land. This often means less toxic construction materials, instead relying upon materials that enhance the landscape and improve your wellbeing. 

In terms of your finances, a smart house means better energy efficiency and lower expenses for both electric and water usage.  Energy efficient windows, water heaters and furnaces all go a long way to helping you save. 

Also along with new construction comes less maintenance and fewer repairs for at least the first decade of your home.  And in many cases, home owners’ insurance costs are less when the construction is new.   All of these savings will allow you to take that dream vacation, purchase that boat, or pursue that hobby you’ve had in mind for years.

When you design and build your own home you can take all of your family’s needs into account.  Do you need the master bedroom on the first floor, or is a large screened-in porch vital?  When your home fulfills your family’s needs, everyone’s health improves. 

Are you looking for privacy?  Then choose a home tucked away on a larger parcel of land.  Do you long for the feel of a close-knit neighborhood?  Then purchase that adorable mountain house surrounded by welcoming neighbors.  When you buy a resale home, you no doubt bypass the decision-making and stress that accompany creating a design and embarking on the building process. 

For some this process is exhilarating, for others it’s to be avoided.  Maybe you truly want a new home with the least amount of exertion.  With many resale homes, personal improvements may already exist—lighting fixtures, curtain rods, or ceiling fans.  In some cases, the seller wants to simplify the process as well, and this means giving you the opportunity to purchase furnishings or other items, especially if they are in the process of downsizing.   Additionally, you may inherit a home with gorgeous and mature landscaping that accents your property.  Move in and sit back on your porch and breathe in those sweet flowers already in bloom!  And if you desire an update here or there, you can make these improvements on your timetable.

Now that you’re informed, we’d like to become the top on your North Carolina list when you’re searching to buy or build your dream home. We have over a dozen builder floor plans ready to go, allowing you to begin the process as soon as you’ve selected that perfect plot of land for your family. 

Come and meet our professionals who can show you some of the most popular floor plans such as The Cumberland Trace with 3 bedrooms, two and a half baths, 1,630 square feet—with an open living plan, the master bedroom on the main level, spacious guest bedrooms and a detachable garage.  Using natural materials—wood, stone and glass, this is a fantastic rustic home.

The Mallard, reminiscent of lake living with natural colors and materials, is another often chosen design, with three bedrooms, two and a half baths, and 2,021 square feet, the master suite is situated on the main level, alongside an open kitchen/dining/great area, vaulted beamed ceilings and an optional garage.

Another design sensation is the Powder River, three bedrooms, two baths, 2,097 square feet, the master suite is conveniently located on the main level, along with a triangle of open kitchen, dining and great room areas and garage.  This stone and wood home is graced with porthole windows, cupola and weather vane.

The Pin Oak’s strong rustic design draws upon natural stone and wood and is often chosen for its three bedrooms, three and a half baths, and 2,223 square feet.  With a master on the main floor alongside an open kitchen/great room area, there is also a spacious outdoor living porch to take in the spectacular landscape that surrounds you.

There are many more designs to choose from at The Coves—the Long Tail, the Red Sky, Camas Creek–just to name a few. 

Make your way to The Coves to tour homes already built, explore NC mountain land for sale and to see for yourself why our community is named ‘2017 Best Mountain Community of the Year’ from a respected online real estate reviews website.

If you’re exploring the area for the first time, ask for our 84 page complimentary Western North Carolina Visitor’s Guide which provides more information about living in the foothills.

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