Am I Ready to Build? | Checklist

Buying a home can be pretty scary to some, but can you imagine building your dream home… Well, when you work with a custom builder like Jon Huss Custom Homes, we make the process exciting. We have created a checklist to see if you are ready to build a new home. 

1. You ran the numbers.

Many people will never consider building a new home because they assume it will be more expensive than buying a used home. That is not the case. 

In 2020, used homeowners spent over 1 billion dollars more in home maintenance and repairs than owners of newly built homes. 

If you are trying to decide between building a fresh, new home and renovating a troubled older home, leap to dig into that fresh ground! In most cases, when people try to repair older homes, they are just putting bandages on permanent problems. 

With that being said, if these thoughts have crossed your mind or started a conversation, that’s a sign you’re eager and ready to build a new home!

2. You can’t find the right home.

Finding a new home can be quite a journey. Open house after open house, constant checking on Zillow, never finding exactly what you want. This can be exhausting and frustrating. 

Unfortunately, most people won’t find the perfect location, close to work, school, and a great neighborhood. Not to mention the style you prefer, square footage, or a dream kitchen you’ve always wanted. 

You want to avoid this back-and-forth nightmare as much as possible. Thankfully there is a way to get out of that nightmare: BUILD A NEW HOME! There are so many benefits to building a new home, but the best one is getting what you want! 

If this nightmare describes your current situation, that is a sign you’re ready to build a new home! 

3. You hate surprises.

While buying an older home might seem like the better decision, it can cause unwanted surprises. There could be a plumbing issue that could cause flooding, replace a roof in five years, or replace old appliances. 

Sadly, when buying an older home, these unanticipated and expensive problems can occur at any point. 

On the more positive side, building a new home means that everything in your home will be brand new and likely under warranty! (Jon Huss Custom Homes provides a customer care warranty). So when building a new home, there will be no expensive surprise repairs that you will need to worry about. 

Another positive about building new is knowing exactly what you are getting into. Our team will take you step by step through our building process. We will also be super transparent in constructing the floor plan to know exactly what your home will look like, inside and out. 

If you would like to avoid the unwelcome surprises of buying a used home, then building a new home is the right move for you! 

4. You want an energy-efficient home.

Have you been wanting to be more sustainable when it comes to your home? Well, building a new home would do just that! (especially with Jon Huss Custom Homes) 

Jon Huss Custom Homes is a part of a New Home Certification Program called, Focus on Energy! This program allows our homes to be more energy-efficient. Our certified new homes are at least 25% more energy efficient than current Wisconsin building code requirements. Not only will you be saving energy, but you will also enjoy: premium indoor air quality, protection against mold and carbon monoxide, lower utility bills, consistent temperatures, and superior ventilation. 

These are all advantages of building a new home and building a new home that is energy efficient. 

If you want your home to be more energy-efficient, then building a new home would be the right decision for you! 

5. Have a phone?

If you answered yes to that question, you are more than ready to start building a new home with us! It is that simple. Just pick up your phone, call us, and we will set up an appointment with you to come to our in-house design center. We will discuss everything, from questions to concerns to your wants and needs for your new home! 

We are more than happy to explain our build process and help you in any way we can to ease your mind. 

So if you have a phone and have checked off most of the things on this checklist, you are ready to build and should give us a call; we would love to hear from you! You can find our contact information here