Because Pittsburgh and its surrounding communities can be considered older when compared to the greater portion of the country, much of its existing housing is the same. If you are accustomed to (or would like to become accustomed to) amenities such as new kitchens, large bathrooms, gigantic closets, master suites and the most energy efficient operating systems, you may want to consider building a new home.
Although some of the communities that are closest to the city of Pittsburgh are fully developed, consequently leaving little opportunity for new construction, there remain numerous options available to those wishing to consider building rather than buying.
New home communities currently being developed by several very reputable builders exist in Pittsburgh…north, south, east and west of the city. In addition, urban townhome communities and new condominium options are flourishing within the city and its immediate surrounds.
If you’d prefer not to be in a new home community, there are a number of custom builders in the Pittsburgh area who can work with you to design and construct a new home on a buildable lot within the city or in the suburbs.
Should you decide to build, keep in mind that you’ll never have a better opportunity to “go green”. The use of energy efficient, natural and sustainable materials will not only reduce your impact on the environment, but are also healthy and cost effective options.
Building requires time, patience and effort on the part of the buyer as well as the builder. It is not for everyone, and the decision to build should not be made hastily. If you are considering building a new home, don’t hesitate to contact me for suggestions and to further discuss the drawbacks a well as the rewards that come with a decision to build.
If you are considering building a new home in the Pittsburgh area, budget a minimum of $300,000 for a standard quality home with few upgrades.
If you are interested in buying a new home in the Pittsburgh area, contact me today:
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