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Many people want to purchase a new home but don’t want to have to spend the time and money to customize a home from scratch. If this is you, look into a spec home on the real estate market. Start your search today...

Spec Home

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2405 Airport, Caldwell, ID - $325,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,520 SQFT
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Hard To Find 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath Home. Make Your Own Rules- No Cc&r's With This Spacious Gem. New Roof, Newer Hvac & A/c Units, New Carpet, New Interior Paint. This Great Home Has Spacious Rooms, Fully Fenced Back Yard With Above Ground Pool & Hot...

Silvercreek Realty Group
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2121 South Fork, Eagle, ID - $679,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,349 SQFT
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Live The Dream! Enjoy The Countryside Estate Lifestyle In Desirable Eagle On A Landscaped Half-acre Featuring Heated Pool, Waterfall, Fire Pit & Covered Patio Ideal For Entertaining. Lush Landscaping Affords Extra Outdoor Privacy. Indoors, Luxury ...

Silvercreek Realty Group
Photo of Listing #98730706

702 N 20th, Boise, ID - $588,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,944 SQFT
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Historic North End Home W Original Woodwork & Hardwood Floors. Kit & Both Baths Remodeled In 2018 & 2019 Incl New Pex Plumbing. Dbl Oven In Kit W Convection, Quartz Counters, Under Counter Refrig & Freezer. Finished Lower Level Furnished W Kitchen...

Congress Realty, Inc
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1294 N Dawn Dr., Boise, ID - $219,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 1,160 SQFT
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Really Cute, Updated 3 Bed, 1.5 Bath Home In A Fantastic West Boise Location. Family Friendly, Open Concept With Vaulted Ceiling And Great Room. Home Features Split Bedrooms With Large Walk-in Closet In The Master Bedroom And Bathroom Access. Larg...

Woodhouse Group
Photo of Listing #98730709

4083 E Easy Jet, Meridian, ID - $619,990

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,391 SQFT
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Beautifully Built, Custom, Original Owner, Home On Nearly Half Acre Conveniently Located With Access To Anywhere. Crafted With High End Finishes, Boosted Insulation, And Energy Efficiency In Mind. Bonus Room W/full Bath, Has Built In Cabinetry In ...

Epic Realty LLC
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1218 E Winding Creek Dr., Eagle, ID - $300,000

Residential, Condo
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,713 SQFT
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Maintenance Free Living In Downtown Eagle. This End Unit Is Perfectly Positioned W/a Private Upper Patio Overlooking The Mature Landscaping. Great Open Concept Featuring Vaulted Ceilings, A Gorgeous Rock Fireplace, New Carpet, New Kitchen Flooring...

Keller Williams Realty Boise
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1056 N Mira Way, Star, ID - $465,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 2,043 SQFT
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Pond View! Enjoy Living In This Beautiful 3 Bed 2.5 Bath Home Featuring Quartz Counters In Kitchen & Baths, Custom Cabinetry, Slate Finish Appliances, Walk-in Pantry. Tile Walk-in Shower In Master Bath, Dual Vanities, Large Windows, Solar Tubes. ...

Silvercreek Realty Group
Photo of Listing #98730710

56 Jerusalem Road, Horseshoe Bend, ID - $262,900

Residential, Single Family w/ Acreage
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,927 SQFT
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Move-in-ready Spectaclar Mountain Views Well Maintained Triple-wide Manufactured Home On Foundation, Pergo Flooring, Bedrooms Carpet, Granite Counter Tops, Ss Appliances,wood Stove In Front Room,attached 5 Car Garage,porch, Culligan Water Sofrner,...

Epic Realty LLC
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4595 E Tanoak Drive, Boise, ID - $424,990

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 2,134 SQFT
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Popular S.e. Boise Neighborhood, Columbia Village. Master Bedroom In The Main Level, Gas Fireplace, Views Of The Mountains From Bonus Room And Office. Birch Hardwood Floor, Brand New Carpet, Covered Patio, Tons Of Storage. High Ceiling Garage. She...

Boise Premier Real Estate

WHAT IS A SPEC HOME?

A spec home, which is short for speculation, is a property where a construction company will build a home with general features that are popular to most buyers. Look into spec homes when looking for a new house. There are different names for a spec home including move-in ready homes, immediate delivery homes, featured homes, and inventory homes.

Spec homes take less times to build and cost less. This is because when builders construct spec homes, they normally build more than one at a time. This allows for repetition in planning and supplies. Contractors who work on spec homes will also normally work with the same work force, so the time and energy spent in finding workers is cut. Another reason that the price will be lower is because builders will buy a lot of the same materials for different houses which will lower the material cost. In a spec home, materials are measured and cut digitally for all of the spec homes at the same time which will also lower the time it takes to build each home.

As like most spec homes, Idaho speculation properties are often built using builder’s grade products in order to further lower the cost.

Spec Home VS. Custom Home

Custom

A custom home refers to a home that is customized for an individual. The construction of the home will be according to the individuals wants and desires for lot choice, floor plan, selection of colors and materials, and the fixtures in the home. Depending on the contractor, custom homes will have different ranges of potential choices.

In the building of a custom home, the customer will have the ability to be involved in every step of the constructing process. They can see the daily progress on their home and will be able to make choices such as colors and styles of brick, flooring, carpet, wall-finishings, light fixtures, cabinets, hardware, and counter tops.

Spec Home

Spec

Customers of a spec home do not get those specific choices. Normally, spec homes will already be built by the time the customer comes in contact with it. The floor plans and most of the materials will already be chosen.

The spec home option, however, will still allow you to have some choices. If you are going to invest in a spec home, you can still choose individual designs such as color, cabinet, and floor options. A spec home provides you with a new home with less cost and more assurance. You do not have to commit to buying the property until after the home is completed and you are satisfied with the results.

ADVANTAGES/ DISADVANTAGES OF A SPEC HOME

Advantages

Choosing a spec home will shorten your estimated wait time to move in to a maximum of 60 days whereas a custom made house may take more than 6 months to complete. Much of the time, the wait for a spec home could be less than a week. You won’t have to find a temporary home until your permanent home is built. Furthermore, you will not have many of the uncertainties that come with a custom made home. Spec homes will have significantly less unexpected surprises when it comes to architectural issues and problems with design.

Furthermore, you will also not have to sign a contract until you see the final product which gives you more confidence in the transaction.

Most spec homes are in a neighborhood with other spec homes. The builders of the neighborhood will take into consideration the other homes so they work together in the whole atmosphere of the neighborhood.

Disadvantages

If you are looking into a spec home instead of finding home owner property, be warned that some contractors might try to overextend. Many spec builders are notorious for dragging out the building and transaction process.

Sometimes the materials used in spec homes are of lower quality so cabinets and shelves will not last as long.

You may feel like you lost the charm of creating your own home. The decision making process in what goes into a speculation home is not yours but rather a product of someone else. Due to this, you might have features in the home that you don’t want or need, creating unnecessary costs to your home that you will have to pay for.

Despite these potential disadvantages, however, many homeowners who have invested in spec homes have been pleased with the results and are living happily in their new homes. Whether you decide to find a speculation, custom, or other type of property for your next home, search in BuyBoiseRealEstate to find a place that will appeal to you.

http://www.buyidahorealestate.com/blog/what-is-a-spec-home.html

http://www.biggerpockets.com/renewsblog/2012/06/07/spec-building-development/

http://www.neahomes.com/custom-v-spec-v-tract-homes.html

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Listing information last updated on May 24th, 2019 at 3:37pm MDT.

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