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August 22, 2023

Finding Your Dream Home: Ready-Made or Tailor-Made? Weighing Inventory Homes Against Presale

When it comes to finding the perfect place to call home, Ivey Homes offers two options: purchasing an inventory (pre-built) home or building one from the ground up. Both routes offer distinct advantages and considerations that cater to different preferences and circumstances. Deciding which path to take is a significant decision, as it shapes the lifestyle you envision for yourself and your family.

Inventory Homes: Convenience Meets Expediency

For those seeking a quicker transition into their new abode, an inventory home is an enticing choice. These homes are pre-built to Ivey standards and are ready for immediate occupancy. The benefits are clear:

  1. Time Efficiency: If time is of the essence and you need a home pronto, an inventory home can save you the months it typically takes to construct a new build. You can bypass the lengthy planning and construction phases and move in right away.
  2. Visual Certainty: What you see is what you get. With inventory homes, there's no need to imagine how the final product will look. You can tour the home, assess its layout, and confirm if it aligns with your family's needs.

Building from Scratch: Tailoring Your Dream Home

On the flip side, building a home from the ground up offers a personalized experience and a unique set of advantages:

  1. Personalization: Building a home allows you more creative control over the design and feel of your home. From architectural finishes to paint color and fixtures, you're in control, with the help and guidance of Ivey's in-house design consultant, of creating a living space that mirrors your family's lifestyle and preferences.
  2. Future-Proofing: A new build can be tailored to accommodate your family's anticipated needs. Whether you plan on expanding your family or creating a home office space, you can build with the future in mind.

Choosing the Right Path for Your Family

The decision between purchasing an inventory home and building from scratch hinges on your priorities, timeline, and long-term goals. Consider the following factors:

  1. Urgency: If you're in a time crunch and need to move in quickly, an inventory home may be your best bet as we carry a collection of move-in ready available homes in each of our communities at all times.
  2. Personalization: If you're looking for a home that uniquely fits your family's needs and desires, building from scratch provides unparalleled flexibility.
  3. Budget: While inventory homes can have fixed prices, building from scratch might come with additional costs as you customize. Be sure to weigh these against your budget.
  4. Emotional Attachment: The process of building a home can create a deeper emotional connection to your living space, as you're involved in its creation every step of the way.

In the end, both options offer distinct advantages, and the right choice depends on your family's unique circumstances and priorities. Whether you opt for the convenience of an inventory home or the tailored experience of building from scratch, the goal is the same: to create a comfortable, inviting haven where cherished memories will unfold. Rest assured that no matter which avenue you choose, the finished product will be a better built, energy-efficient, healthier home by Ivey Homes.  

Ivey Homes is a leading new home builder in Evans, Grovetown and Augusta, GA, and North Augusta, SC, with townhome and single-family home pricing ranging from the $220,000’s to mid $500,000’s. For more information about living in or building a new home in Columbia County, Richmond County, Aiken County or Edgefield County, visit! Connect with us on our Facebook page and Text: IVEY to 77848 for convenient updates.

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