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Common Myths About Custom Homes: #1 They are More Expensive than an Existing Home

#1 Custom Homes are Always More Expensive Than an Existing Home.

That myth has been debunked by David James Homes with a resounding “no.” Custom homes can vary greatly in price. The cost of a new home is dependent on numerous factors such as size, style, level of customization, labor costs and an area where the home is being built. “People naturally assume that building a new custom home is always going to be more expensive than purchasing an existing home, and that does not seem to be the case in many of our markets,” explains Bill Burdett, David James Homes’ vice president of sales and marketing.

As an example, Burdett cites the Winchester sales office, which is close to housing markets in Northern Virginia, Washington, D.C. and Martinsburg, West Virginia. “There is definitely a housing shortage in that area,” Burdett adds. “People in those areas simply cannot find affordable existing housing that meets their criteria of space and amenities.”

For the same amount of money that you might spend on an existing home that might not meet all of your needs, you could custom build a new one with the personal product and lifestyle choices that you want. Want to know more? Find a David James Design Center near you. Just visit

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