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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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Photo of Listing #98737619

2020 N 15th St, Boise, ID - $589,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • Baths
  • 1,597 SQFT
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The Curb Appeal Radiates From This Charming Fully Remodeled (2019) Home In Boise's Most Desirable Area. Original Details Infused With A Fresh Clean Look & Tons Of Natural Light Give It The Sought-after Character Of The North End. Two Short Blocks ...

Epic Realty LLC
Photo of Listing #98737620

4353 S Pinerest, Boise, ID - $334,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,559 SQFT
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Wonderfully Well-maintained Single Level Home In Desirable Se Boise. This Home Features A Three Car Garage, Beautifully Landscaped Backyard And Split Bedroom Floor Plan. The Oversized Living Room Is Full Of Natural Light And Features A Beautiful B...

Silvercreek Realty Group
Photo of Listing #98737621

6563 W Parapet, Boise, ID - $315,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,355 SQFT
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Come See This Beautifully Presented, Split Bedroom Designed Home! Enjoy This Easily Maintained Garden And Welcoming Front Porch. A Mature Apple Tree, Strawberry Plants And Raspberry Bushes Give A Country Feel Near The City. Open Plan Kitchen, Dini...

CENTURY 21 Southern Idaho Realty
Photo of Listing #98737622

1881 N Chandra Ave, Meridian, ID - $275,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 1,576 SQFT
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Rare Opportunity To Get Into A Tahoe Home In Solterra Subdivision At A Fantastic Price! 3 Bedroom 2.5 Bathroom Located Near The Village Shopping Center And In The Heart Of Meridian. All Of The Upgrades You Would Expect Like Slab Granite Counters...

Hunter of Homes LLC
Photo of Listing #98737623

174 N Taurus, Star, ID - $389,300

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • Baths
  • 2,764 SQFT
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Remarkable Custom Home That Surprises You At Every Turn! Amazing Two-story Great Room Greets You As You Return Home Each Day. Kick Up Your Creativity In The Kitchen, Your Feet On The Serene Back Patio, Or Your Heels In The Fun-zone Loft Above! Ret...

Red Pheasant Realty
Photo of Listing #98737624

3113 Stone Creek, Caldwell, ID - $199,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,400 SQFT
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Welcome Home! Nestled In A Quiet, Well Maintained Neighborhood Is This Great Split Bedroom, Open Floor Plan Home Under 200k! Enjoy Plush New Carpet Throughout As Well As A Brand New Sprinkler System. Pride Of Ownership Is Very Apparent Throughou...

Stubbs Realty
Photo of Listing #98737626

2199 W South Fork Dr, Eagle, ID - $600,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • Baths
  • 3,228 SQFT
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Welcome Home To Countryside Estates! This Two Story Home Boasts Captivating Vaulted Ceilings With Updated Amenities Throughout Such As New Hard Woods, New Fireplace, And Main Floor Bathroom. Entertainment Is Easy With Your Game Room And Wet Bar Di...

exp Realty, LLC
Photo of Listing #98737627

3773 Wild Wood, New Plymouth, ID - $329,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,062 SQFT
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Welcome To This Amazing Home In A Great Country Location. 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Large Family Room With Wood Stove, Formal Dining Room, Large Kitchen Area, Extra Storage Room Behind Utility Room And A Large 12x27 Upstairs Bonus Room That Could Easil...

Amazing Idaho Real Estate
Photo of Listing #98737628

3 Boone Rd, Garden Valley, ID - $359,900

Residential, Single Family w/ Acreage
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,000 SQFT
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Immaculate Home On A Large, 1.03 Acre Lot. Easy Access To County Roads. Within Close Proximity To Public Lands. This Well Cared For Home Shows Pride Of Ownership In Every Detail, From The Custom Pantry Shelves To The Well Kept Landscaping. Enter I...

Garden Valley Properties, LLC

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 July 17th, 2019 at 1:00pm MDT.

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