Although you might love the idea of moving into an existing home in a great neighborhood, in this real estate market, the dream home you’re looking for may be difficult to find. A brand-new home that’s built on an infill homesite may be a way for you to get everything you’re looking for. Here’s what you need to know about the benefits of residential infill homesites and whether it may be right for you.
What is residential infill building?
Infill building is an extremely specialized type of homebuilding that not all home builders tackle, let alone tackle well. Compass Homes specializes in this unique niche. An infill home allows you to have a brand-new home in an existing neighborhood, so you have the benefits of an older neighborhood, with all the luxury & efficiencies of a brand-new house. Infill homes are those constructed in already-developed areas, on vacant lots, underused property, or on lots on which an existing home that is either very tired and in need of massive repair, or not functionally relevant.
While it often involves revitalizing run-down lots, in other cases, it involves subdividing lots or adjusting lot lines, so that the space between two houses can be converted into a new lot where a brand-new house can be built.
Benefits of residential infill building
The most obvious benefit is the opportunity to build a brand-new custom home in an already established community. If you have your heart set on a particular neighborhood, you don’t have to wait for a less-than-perfect house to become available — you can design your own.
When you opt for infill housing, you can build in any neighborhood you want rather than limiting yourself to communities currently experiencing development. You can build your home in an area with mature trees, walkable spaces, larger lots, or quieter streets. You can even build in your current neighborhood, so you can stay in the school system and social circles you’ve established and love.
Infill development can also be a more environmentally sustainable option, as it oftentimes:
- Prevents suburban sprawl, thus protecting greenspace, farmland, scenic landscapes, and environmental assets.
- Infill-built homes can be designed with energy-efficient features like solar panels, high-efficiency appliances, and eco-friendly insulation. When combined with their smaller footprint on the planet, infill homes are a more cost-effective and sustainable living option.
- Contributes to creating walkable/bikeable neighborhoods, which reduces the need for driving.
At Compass Homes, we exist to help guide you to a home with more thought & quality per square foot, for the best value possible. We’re not about inefficient spaces that are difficult to heat & cool; we’re about building a smarter, more character-filled home in the communities and neighborhoods you are eager to call home. Contact us today to get started.