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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...

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4096 E Easy Jet Dr., Meridian, ID - $599,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • Baths
  • 4,052 SQFT
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Executive Style Home W/ Gourmet Kitchen, Office, Family Room, Bonus Room & Media Room. Tile Floors In Entry, Kitchen & Dining Rooms. Dream Kitchen W/ Slab Granite, Ss Appliances, Gas Cooktop, Double Ovens & Huge Pantry. Spacious Master Suite W/ Sp...

Silvercreek Realty Group
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2148 W W Crown Pointe Ave., Nampa, ID - $234,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,340 SQFT
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Expectations Exceeded...feels New! “welcome Home” To This Charming Single-level Split-bedroom Design. Manicured Front Yard & Inviting Porch. Vaulted Ceiling In Main Living/kitchen Area Offers Open, Light-filled Space. Nice Kitchen With Pantry. New...

Cook & Company Realty
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2164 E Clarene, Meridian, ID - $265,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,306 SQFT
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This Is A Superclean Home In A Fantastic Location (1/2 Mile Nw Of Eagle/fairview). Upgrade Floors, Vaults, Plantshelves, Upgrade Blinds, Window Seat In Bedroom, Storm Door. Private, Fully Fenced Back Yard With Large Concrete/stamped Patio, Upgrade...

Epic Realty LLC
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912 28th, Boise, ID - $369,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,489 SQFT
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This Boise Cottage Is One Of A Kind Located Just Minutes From The Green Belt The New Whitewater Park And Downtown Boise. This Home Has Been Completely Renovated With A Modern North End Style. Home Warranty Included. 2 Car Garage, Fully Fence With...

Silvercreek Realty Group
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3723 S Northbridge, Boise, ID - $344,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,280 SQFT
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Absolutely Stunning! Beautifully Updated & Open Single Level In Desirable Se Boise! Minutes From The Boise River Greenbelt, Bown Crossing Food & Entertainment, Bsu & Barber Park & Boise Airport. Great Location! Kitchen Boasts Custom Cabinets, Stai...

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29040 Apple Way, Parma, ID - $279,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,399 SQFT
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It's Setup! Entertain In The Backyard, Park Your Rv, Work In Your Shop, It's A Beautiful Place. Great Covered Back Deck With Trex Type Decking. A Fenced Garden Area, Nice Detached Shop And A Small Garden Shed, Lots Of Rv Parking. Enjoy An Open Kit...

Silvercreek Realty Group
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2582 S Harmony Avenue, Boise, ID - $578,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,500 SQFT
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Fabulous Single-level Residence Set In The Heart Of Se Boise, Close To The Greenbelt, Boise River & Bown Crossing. Desirably Located On A Prime Corner Lot, And Backing To Open Space With Walking Path & Beautiful Mature Landscape. The Home Invites ...

Keller Williams Realty Boise
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2439 S Happy Valley Rd, Nampa, ID - $475,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 6 Beds
  • Baths
  • 4,220 SQFT
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No Hoa Or Ccr's! - Great Floor Plan With 9 Ft Ceilings Throughout The House. Spacious, Updated Kitchen With New Granite Countertops. The Main Level Has The Master Suite, Jack And Jill Bedroom/bathroom, And Office, Living Room, Kitchen And Utility...

Idaho Smart Agents
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213 Rose Court, Moscow, ID - $479,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • Baths
  • 4,278 SQFT
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Rose Court Is An American Beauty! From Its Custom Granite & Oak Foyer With Impressive Curved Stairway To Its High Double Tray Ceilings To Its Chef's Kitchen, This 4278 Sq. Ft. Custom Home Has Too Many Features To List Here. See Associated Docs. L...

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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 September 22nd, 2019 at 11:30pm MDT.

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