Reasons to Buy a Move-in Ready Home

September 10, 2018


A lot of people love the idea of moving into a brand-new home, but hate the thought of dealing with months of construction. The good news is there is a great alternative, and it may save you some money.

Wonderland Homes always has a number of “move-in ready” homes available. Sometimes you will hear Sales Consultants call them as a “spec home” – short for speculative home. Basically, this is a home where we make a lot of the design choices before someone decides to buy it.  Often times, you don’t have to wait 6-12 months to move because the build is already complete or in progress.

As with buying any home, there are always pros and cons.

Pros of Spec Homes

  1. You won’t have to wait as long for a brand-new home because the building process has already started.
  2. 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.
  3. You get to visualize your home because you aren’t starting from dirt.
  4. Unlikely resale, meaning you won’t have to deal with a bidding war.
  5. You won’t be tempted to overspend on upgrades.

Cons of Move-in Ready Homes

  1. You may not love the design choices.
  2. The home may not be as personalized as you may like it to be.

We recommend a spec home for people who are looking to move immediately and want a price that is more predictable. If you like the timing of a resale but want something fresh, check out the homes that we have available now.


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