Moving into a new home is one of the most exciting (and possibly stressful) times of your life. After all of the paperwork is signed, keys are in hand, and belongings are packed and moved, it may take a little while for you and your family to adjust to the new space.
There are few things as satisfying as moving into a brand new home. The house is a blank slate upon which you can create your ideal environment for the way you and your family live and the things that are important to you.
If moving into a newly constructed home is something you dream of doing in the future, you have a few options to consider that will affect how personalized your space will be. Namely, you must decide between buying a custom home or a spec home.
When you moved into your current home, you may have made the decision based on the good location, the condition of the home, or a price that fit your budget. These three things sound like they have a good chance of ensuring the happiness and safety of you and your family, but one factor that may be hard to determine before moving in is: will you have problem neighbors? Even if you did make an effort to meet the neighbors before you moved in, neighborhoods change all the time and there is no way to ensure you won’t wind up living next to a problematic tenant or homeowner down the road.
What is a Smart Home?
At the most basic level, a smart home is equipped with electronic devices that can be controlled remotely. A true smart home uses WiFi, Bluetooth, or similar technology to control many of the utilities and appliances in your home (like lighting, entertainment, and HVAC) remotely from mobile devices and sometimes from a hub in your home.
When building a home, you have a lot of choices. What many of them boil down to is whether you want a product that is cheaper now or one that will last for years to come. The siding options for your home are no different. And the biggest debate for most people comes down to fiber cement siding vs. vinyl siding. Most houses built today use one of these siding options.