5 Benefits of Move-in Ready Homes

5 Benefits of Move-in Ready Homes

If you're a house hunter looking to simplify the buying or building process, opting for a ready-to-move-in home can feel like striking gold. That's just the tip of the iceberg, however. Many things are simplified when choosing to make a move such as this.

Would you, you and your partner, or you and your family be better off choosing a move-in ready home over one that is not move-in ready? Chances are that the pros far exceed the cons. Let's take a look at buying ready-to-move-in homes and what some of the benefits are.

What Does "Move-In Ready" Mean?

You may hear homes that are move-in ready referred to as "Spec Homes" or "Inventory Homes". There was likely no purchase contract in place when these homes were built. Immediately prior to being sold, these homes may be nearing completion or just completed. Homes like this often come with modern flooring and cabinetry, locking windows and doors, functioning appliances, and necessities like plumbing and electricity. Some may even be furnished.

Not all homes that are move-in ready are recently completed, however. Homes that have already been lived in can be readied to the point that all the new owner needs to do is bring in their personal possessions and themselves – no fuss, no muss.

Here are a few reasons why choosing a move-in ready home can be beneficial.

  1. Attractiveness

To a wide range of homebuyers, these homes were specially made to be appealing. They are excellent investment opportunities and will be easy to sell in the future.

  1. You Get What You See

There's no guessing about what you will get when you purchase one of these homes. When you're ready, it's ready. Before taking the plunge, you'll have the opportunity for a walk through. With custom homes, that's not usually an option. Every nook and cranny can be inspected by you or a professional inspector. You won’t just have to go by a picture of a floor plan to try to visualize where furniture and other personal belongings will go. 

  1. Lowered Stress Levels 

Granted, there is still a bit of stress involved with moving. It's the nature of the beast. But you will experience far less stress with a move-in ready home because you won't need to worry as much about constant upkeep, renovations, building, etc.

  1. Timesaver

Your best option is a move-in ready home if you're on a tight schedule. It also lessens the decisions you would have to make with something that's custom-built or a home that needs massive renovations.

  1. Money Saver

Particularly compared to building a custom home, it's cheaper to opt for a move-in ready home. When building a house, you'll have to pay labor expenses. Before you know it, those can exceed any original estimates. Particularly if you're moving on a budget, a move-in ready home offers cost-cutting opportunities.

What's more, you'll be saving money on a move-in ready home because it is likely equipped with newer air-conditioning, heating, appliances, and more modern plumbing than an old home that needs work. Fewer out-of-pocket expenses mean more money in your bank account.

You might also be able to save money on monthly utility bills because many move-in ready homes have high-efficiency appliances, high-performance heating/cooling units, and are airtight/insulated.

Our Ready To Move In Homes Are… Ready and Waiting!

There's nothing quite like moving into a new home that's completely move-in ready. That's what you'll experience when you purchase a home in one of our small house communities. We have two communities currently available, each with attractive qualities you won't be able to pass up.

  • Our North Carolina community features a selection of new homes, many desirable amenities, and is just minutes from the Blue Ridge Mountains.
  • We have a beautiful community in Florida that offers a number of new homes, numerous amenities, and gorgeous weather nearly all year round.

We are Simple Life, and we want to introduce you to small home living.