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Difference between Custom Homes and Spec Homes

  • Buying a Spec Home: A spec, or specification home, is built by a professional homebuilder, who designs houses to appeal to the masses based on market trends.
  • Customizing a Spec Home: A professional builder will construct several similar homes in a community but may allow you to select certain customization features or upgrades. You can choose your countertops, wall paint, extra amenities such as a fireplace, etc.
  • Buying a Custom Home: When you buy a custom home, you work with a custom design team to build a home from scratch according to your specific tastes and wish list. Choose the number of bedrooms, energy-efficient features, the orientation of your house on your property, etc.
  • Who's in Charge?: With a spec home, a builder is in charge of the process but will take input about some features from you. When you customize a home, you're in charge and dictate the visual design choices according to your dream home standards. As long as it's up to construction code, it's up to you.

Contact an Agent

Danielle Cummings
Danielle Cummings
Lancia Homes
& North Eastern Group
260-557-6425