What is the big difference between building a “dirt-start” home and buying a "spec" home?

August 16, 2018

A spec home is a home that we have already started building without a specific buyer contracted for the property. Often, we have already made some or all of the option selections, and sometimes these selections can’t be changed. If you prefer to make more personalized selections, it is best to start from the beginning. If you need to close by a specific date or you’re happy with the options selected, a spec home is the right choice for you. If all options have been selected, then the price you see is often the price you will get because most of the design choices are made for you. If you prefer to make all of the option selections yourself and don’t have a specific deadline to move-in, a dirt start might be your preference.

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