3 Benefits To Building Your Own Home

More and more people in Cowlitz and Lewis county are discovering the benefits and conveniences of building their own single-family home instead of purchasing an existing one. The sky is the limit with a newly built home. A new home project is a blank canvas, if you will and you're the artist.





  1. PERSONALIZED TO YOUR STYLE - If you choose to build, you have complete control over the design of your home. You have the opportunity to choose anything you want in your new home, including appliances, flooring, custom fixtures and furniture. Building a new home also means being able to choose the exact colors, materials and finishes that suit your personal preferences. Forget renovating a dated bathroom or kitchen in an existing home, when you build a new home, you get to choose the style you like, right down to the smallest detail. Personalization means your home is tailored to your preferences.

  2. SAVES YOU MONEY - Designing and building your own home can potentially save you a lot of money. The current real estate market (as of December 2021) is a sellers market. This means that it's less expensive to build a home right now than to buy an existing home. For example, a 2,300 square foot, 3 bedroom 2 bath home on 2 acres of property in Castle Rock will cost you around $500K. Whereas you can build a new one for around $400K including the land cost. Plus, if you choose to build a custom home, you will benefit from all the latest energy efficiency features. From energy efficient insulation to Energy Star appliances, you'll have a home ready to save you money on monthly energy bills. In a custom built home, you will have the opportunity to use the latest technologies that will increase the energy efficiency of your homes. Whether you love solar panels or want to focus on saving water, with a custom built home you get these options.

  3. GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH - Building a home will not only save you money, but it will also bring many benefits that you may not have even thought about. While one of the main benefits of buying an existing home is that it takes less time, building a new home has health benefits. Older homes may have mold, asbestos, lead based paint, faulty wiring or bad insulation. All of these things can cause health risks that having a new home built with eliminate.


If you're ready to start the process of having a home built in Castle Rock, Longview, Kelso or Toutle, Washington, let's talk. Click here to schedule an in-person meeting or give us a call at (360) 940-3151. We'll walk you through the process and talk costs so that you can make an educated decision as to whether building new is right for you.

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