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What You Need to Know When Buying a Custom Home

How to buy a custom homeThe Valley of the Sun offers spectacular scenery, mild winters and easy access to various amenities from fine dining and shopping to outdoor activities. It is an ideal area for relocation, retirement and to buy your custom dream home.

If you have thought about owning a custom home but are not sure where or how to buy one, let our team of professionals at Camelot Homes share a few tips.

Choose Your Custom

There are different levels of customization when it comes to new homes.

  • On spec: The home is new but built to a certain set of builder specifications with limited pre-move-in personalization from the homeowner. The potential buyer typically has minimal interaction with the builder.
  • Semi-custom: The new home is built with a set floor plan and general design, usually as part of a developed neighborhood. However, the homebuyer has the opportunity to choose certain upgrades and finishes: cabinets, stainless steel appliances, flooring, countertop material and more.
  • Custom: The complete custom home is both designed and built to suit all your needs, wants and specifications.

 Know Standard vs. Extras

Buying a semi-custom home means making several choices about key features, similar to building a pure custom home. Once you have decided to buy a semi-custom home, it is time to visit models in person to get an idea of how your new home will look and feel.

Often, what you will see in a model is a mix of the standard features and finishes that are available from the builder. Ask questions, get a feature sheet and learn what’s standard and which finishes are upgrades that will increase the final cost.

Research the Neighborhood

When buying any home, it is always best to visit the neighborhood first to determine if it will be a good fit for you and your family. Walk through the community and take note of its proximity to shopping, dining and entertainment. In non-custom communities, you may take a tour of any open model homes to see floor plans, design styles and finishes.

Know Your Builder

There is a level of trust that must be established when buying a custom home. Know your builder and their work. Camelot Homes is one of the oldest family-owned home builders in Arizona. We love creating beautiful luxury homes in some of the finest communities in the Valley. We will walk you through every step of the process, keeping it simple and hassle-free.

Contact us today to find out more about buying a custom home in one of our beautiful neighborhoods.