There is no other part of a new home that will pay you back. Sure, a home is an investment, hopefully one that will pay off when you sell it. But there is one aspect that can pay you back the first year you live in it.
Studies have shown that people stay in there homes between 11 and 16 years. First time home buyers, and builders, tend to stay in their homes longer, about 16 years on average. People who have owned homes before tend to stay for a slightly shorter time, about 11 years on average.
When you sell your home you hope that it has appreciated in value enough to recoup your investment, as well as generate a profit. Of course that should not be the motivating factor when deciding to buy or build a home. No one can predict the financial future. But, generally speaking, a home is an investment that shows returns when it is sold.
When you build your home there are many decisions to make. The most important, after location of the home, is the design and floor plan. After all, a home is meant to be lived in and nothing will effect that more than the floor plan.
When compared to all the other things you pay for when building a home, the floor plan is the cheapest. However it can be the most impactful decision you will make. Beyond how it will be like to live in the home, the design and layout will effect how the home performs.
How Can You Recoup Your Investment You Ask?
Our energy efficient home plans will save you up to 70% Off your monthly energy bill. Now, every home will have an energy bill, its an expense you can’t avoid. Therefor a home design that cuts your monthly energy bill from day one is paying back on your investment from day one.
What does this mean in real dollars? If we assume a average monthly energy bill of $200 we are talking about saving $140 per month. That is a yearly savings of $1680. If you are like the majority of people and stay in your home for 16 years, you will save $26,880. That is assuming energy costs do not go up in those 16 years, which of course they will.
The higher the energy cost the more you will save. This will also increase the value of your home when it comes time to sell. The right decision when it comes time to pick a home design can save you money while you are living in the home, and make you money when you sell.
Our average home plan cost is about $1200 which means you will make back the investment through energy saving within the first year you are in your home. No other decision you make, when building your new home, will have more of an impact than the home design.
We have case studies that show this savings in real world conditions. As always welcome your input and questions about our super energy efficient home plans. We can also custom design a beautiful home just for you that will not only look great but save you a lot of money for years to come.