From my reading and listening, and through my daily real estate experiences, material costs have skyrocketed and are still on the rise.
This article from the National Association of Homebuilders caught my attention with its discussion of the reasons for escalating costs.
What does this look like for you as you think about retrofitting, building, or purchasing a home?
There are so many variables to consider as you plan a project – two that are currently BIG questions that I hear often:
Add to that time-frame constraints – local builders and handypersons are inundated with project requests. If they’re even available, their beginning and completion dates may be much further out than you hope they will be!
Another piece of the puzzle that I’ve been looking into: Innovation of materials and building methodology are being explored from every angle; the good news is that new ideas and new materials are evolving every year. I’m sure we’re going to see all sorts of cool innovations that began as a necessity in 2020.
So – how am I counseling my buyers and sellers? It starts with a conversation about what they want in their home, and how they envision incorporating a healthy and environmentally friendly lifestyle. Once I have a better understanding of those issues, we spend time talking about alternatives: Is it time to sell and move? Is it time to update and upgrade? If it’s time to buy something new, what will the new home need to add positive elements to a healthy lifestyle?
Consider these 5 points when building or retrofitting your home in this current market.
The overall idea of building with health and sustainable considerations is to avoid the depletion of energy, water, and raw materials.
Let’s have a conversation about this – it’s important to know that you’re making wise, well-informed decisions!
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