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The Perks of Building a New Home

By | New Homes

You may be ready to settle into the perfect family home, recognizing your ever-growing need for more space and functionality. Perusing the internet and taking trips through desirable neighborhoods, you may be getting frustrated with your options. There may not be the one perfect house that stands out to you. Either they need too much work, they’re too small or they’re completely out of your price range, making you feel as though you’ll never find the right space for your family. But what about building a new home? It’s a common misconception that building a home from the ground up is impossible, time-consuming and expensive. Nowadays, families are looking for places to grow and thrive, and many are turning to builders to help them create the space that works for them.

If you’re looking for a new home for your family, you may want to consider building one. Here are the perks of building a new home.

Customizable Features

When you choose to start fresh, you’re able to customize your home however you desire, so that you get exactly what you want out of the property. With GH Builders, you’re able to customize many aspects of your home, like elevation, interior features, lanai design and more to get the final product that works for your family. Being able to customize these elements of your home from the beginning helps you create the space that complements your lifestyle completely.

Modern Design Elements

New homes also feature the latest in modern design, which makes this process exponentially easier than trying to renovate an outdated home. No changes will need to be made to bring your home into the current century when it comes to design, because these trends are already implemented into the home. Plus, you’re able to incorporate the design aspects you want in your home, as opposed to having to settle for what’s already there. This is a big draw for many families, as they can create the space that helps them function optimally.

No Big Repairs

In a new home, everything is, well…new! There are no worries and there’s no need for big repairs or projects right away, because you’ve not only chosen everything you wanted for the home, all appliances, fixtures, etc are new and won’t need attention for quite some time. This helps to lessen stress during this otherwise hectic and chaotic time. Let’s face it, moving is tough. The last thing you want is a load of repairs on your plate.

Increased Energy Efficiency

Many new homes also include more energy efficient elements, such as:

  • Appliances

  • Windows and doors

  • HVAC systems

  • Thermostats

  • Water heaters

Energy efficient items not only help to lower your energy bills, they are also beneficial to the environment. It’s a win-win situation!

When you’re looking for a place to call home for you and your family, try to envision building your home from the ground up and having all the features you want in the space. Find the right builder who can design and create a place that your family can be happy in, and trust in them to guide you through the process with ease. It all starts with the right builder, so find the one who understands you and your unique needs.

The GH Builders team is ready to help you build a beautiful new home in Golden Gate Estates! Call (239) 260-1755 or visit www.ghbuildersnaples.com to get started.

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Shopping for a New Home in 2020

By | New Homes

Shopping for a home used to include finding a few properties that you liked, scheduling a consultation with a builder and meeting with them in-person to discuss the plans for your new home. With the current pandemic that is sweeping the world, typical procedures have been adapted and replaced to ensure the health and safety of all parties involved in the home buying and home building processes. Although it’s uncertain when everything will go back to normal, it doesn’t mean that you still can’t shop for a new home.

Shopping for a new home in 2020 is possible! Here are ways that you can ensure the safety of your family while doing so…

Virtual Tours

Get the chance to shop for your perfect home right from the comfort of your living room. Through virtual tours, you’re able to get an up-close look at the homes you’re interested in without compromising your health and safety. Join your builder’s sales team as they navigate you through their model home or a home that you like and explore the features offered inside and out. Ask questions and get to know more about the home, so that when you’ve found the right home or piece of property, there’s no downtime when starting the process.

Builders are considered essential, which means that progress is still occurring on home building projects with a limited number of sub-contractors on-site at any given moment. Many builders have team members on site to provide you with a tour via Skype or FaceTime and are available to assist you, no matter where you are, at your convenience.

Online Home Building Tools

Build the right home for you and your family with just a click of a mouse. At GH Builders, we offer our ‘Design Your GH Home Online’ interactive portal available right on our website! Choose from the available floorplans and customize areas to meet your family’s needs. Customization options include areas such as:

  • Elevation

  • Bath options

  • Add-ons

  • Door selections

  • Lanai design

Not only can you choose what you wish to include, you get a real-time price, so that you know what to expect when it comes to the cost of the project. This level of transparency is unmatched in the home building industry, making this a top choice for many looking to find the right home in Golden Gate Estates.

Distance In-Person Meetings

If you want to be able to physically be in the home, you’re able to do just that. Tour a home the traditional way with a distance in-person meeting. Your builder’s sales team will guide you through available homes or properties, while maintaining proper distancing and safety procedures. This way, you’re able to step into the home in person, so that you can get a more personal feel for the space.

Shopping for a new home in 2020 has changed, but we see this as a positive move. Now, you’re able to tour homes from the comfort of your couch, design the perfect space from your phone and rest assured that you’re getting the right home for your family. Although things are different, our mission remains the same…to provide value without compromise to our clients and help them find the best homes to meet their needs.

At GH Builders, our team is dedicated to helping you find the right home in Golden Gate Estates. Call (239) 260-1755 or visit www.ghbuildersnaples.com to get started.

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Top Home Building Lessons Learned from Hurricane Irma

By | New Homes

It has been quite some time since we have experienced something so powerful, so catastrophic as Hurricane Irma in our tranquil city. The sheer force of Hurricane Irma as she crashed upon our shores is something that not many of us will ever forget, not to mention the absolute devastation that followed. In the wake of Irma’s wrath, home builders across the state came to a conclusion…changes needed to be made. It’s been almost two years since Irma made landfall and there have been lessons learned in all facets of our lives. Here are the top home building lessons learned from Hurricane Irma.

Stronger Roofing Techniques

In the aftermath, it was noticed that many new construction homes weathered the storm quite well, as opposed to older homes that saw ample damage to many areas of the structure. This is true in most all areas, except one…roofing. Roofing techniques since Hurricane Irma have been seen to undergo a transformation. More expensive roofing techniques and materials are being implemented into homes to offer a higher level of protection at storm time. Metal roofs seemed to be spared a lot of damage, resulting in many builders considering this as an option for their homes, and many homeowners opting for metal roofing materials after the storm.

Home Material Upgrades

Concrete block homes stood against Hurricane Irma and her violent winds more so than wood frame homes. This is why you’ll see many home builders choosing concrete block and implementing concrete construction in many areas of the home. These include:

  • Concrete block exterior walls

  • Concrete culverts and aprons

  • Concrete covered lanais

  • Concrete driveways, walkways and entryways

New construction homes are also including either impact-resistant glass or storm panels with the home to make it easier for homeowners to stay protected during a storm. In not having to go out and buy storm panels, this can ensure that more homeowners are ready the next time a storm is on its way.

Flooding Precautions

Flooding is a major concern in our area, especially during a storm of epic proportions, like Irma. Not only are homeowners required by lenders to carry flood insurance if they live in a FEMA designated flood zone, home builders are taking flooding into consideration when they are building new homes as well. Many home builders are elevating their homes to help alleviate the risk of flooding during this dangerous time.

New Home Building Practices

No one could have known what Irma carried with her and how strong of a storm she was going to be, but what we know now is that anything is possible. Home builders across the state are constantly learning new building practices and techniques to better prepare their homes during a catastrophe. The risk is too much for the building industry. That’s why new building techniques and more superior materials are being implemented into new construction homes, and many homeowners are seeking to upgrade their homes to withstand some of the most violent winds that Mother Nature can bring. As we prepare for whatever comes our way, we get stronger, as an industry and as a community. We don’t know what the future holds, but we’re ready for it.

At GH Builders, our team implements some of the most cutting-edge building practices in Southwest Florida. Get started with our team by calling (239) 451-6157 or visiting www.ghbuildersnaples.com.

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