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Reasons to Build a Home Instead of Buy

There are many reason to build a home versus buy one. It differs by person and family as to what will fit, but there are some benefits that come only with building a new home!


Building your own home means that it is held to higher safety and building standards. Older homes were built with standards were high at the time, but compared to today they are now outdated for the materials and methods of today. Over the years engineering and the materials used have changed and new methods and research have created new standards. These new standards and materials can make your home last longer than an older home.


Warranties often come with newly built homes. This means that if something with the build does not last or has an issue it is usually covered by the builder within a certain amount of time. Most things not covered by the builder such as appliances are usually covered by a manufacturer warranty as well!

Maintenance Costs

Newer homes can mean lower maintenance costs. There is no need to replace a new roof for another ten years if you build a new home. Most components in the home will last a long time without having maintenance issues that might come with an older home.


Customization and personalization come with building a new home. With our company, Kelco Homes, we meet with the clients and have them go over the floor plans we have and can customize or create a completely new idea. The home is tailored specifically to you unlike a home you would buy. There is also the aspect of color choice. Getting to choose what type and color counter tops, cabinets, interior and exterior paint, flooring, and everything else is an aspect of customization that is much easier to do with a blank slate rather than completely remodeling an older home.

Technology and Efficiency

New homes also come with the benefit of newer technology. Older homes can be a pain to put newer technology in as they were simply not made for it. Newer technology also falls hand in hand with better energy efficiency such as LED lights and better insulation to help newer HVAC systems that are already more efficient than older systems. The energy efficiency of newer technology and building materials can save you money on the monthly energy bill as well!

These are just a few of the benefits that come with building a home! There are many more and maybe some you wouldn’t even expect. We love helping people get into the home of their dreams by building it! Having a customized home to your family is a great investment!

If you are looking to build in Lake Havasu City, AZ check out our website www.kelcohomes.com If you’re in town feel free to come by our model home open 11:00AM to 3:00PM Monday through Saturday or by appointment. 1649 Palo Verde Blvd S Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403!