So you’ve just graduated college and are off to start a new adventure… Congratulations! Let’s check out some new homes for college grads. Whether you are starting your dream job or going on to get an advanced degree, these plans are perfect for when you want to lay down roots. With their combination of affordability and style, you can find a home that checks all your boxes.
Building a house might sound like a daunting task for someone fresh out of school. But we’re here to show you why it doesn’t have to be! Here at The House Designers, we have thousands of home plans. That means we can help find and/or modify a house for you that meets any budget or specifications. Plus, homeownership helps you build assets and credit—a crucial step toward a healthy financial portfolio as your career progresses. Just let us know what you need and we’ll show you the possibilities!
Some Initial Considerations
As with any big purchase, it’s important to figure out your budget first. As a college student, you were probably used to stretching a dollar and planning ahead. Our team of designers has that same goal! We will help you get the most home for your budget. You and your wallet can rejoice!
After setting a budget, make a list of features to look for. Consider creating lists of “must-haves” versus “bonuses”. That will help you filter through our options to find the perfect plan. If you want to see all the possibilities out there, try our Advanced Search function and test what different search criteria bring up.
THD-9107 (above) is a customer-favorite for first-time homebuyers. The perfect combination of practical space and universally appealing design makes this an instant classic. We are especially proud of this plan because we made it in-house, and it’s exclusive to The House Designers! That’s right, you won’t find this plan or any of our other America’s Choice Home Plans anywhere else. And if you need building inspiration, each of these homes comes with recommendations for finishes to help complete the look.
Identify Your Land and Embrace a Challenge
The number one thing to remember when picking new homes for college grads or anybody else is that it is vital to find land first. Too often, homeowners invest so much time and money into finding their dream plan that they forget to budget for land. Or the lot they end up with might not be ideal for the plan they already bought. Don’t let that happen to you! By identifying your lot first, you can be sure that your new plan will fit it perfectly and you’ll be able to stay within your budget better.
It’s a good idea to consider a unique or oddly shaped lot and/or one that slopes. Buyers often overlook these lots as too challenging and gravitate toward simple flat lots instead. The result? Tricky lots usually come at a discount, which is great news for you! Our team is experienced in tackling all sorts of unique challenges, so whether you need a plan for a slope such as THD-8842 (above) or a narrow design for a limited space, we’ve got your back!
Add Some Value to Increase Your Investment
Chances are that your first home won’t be your only one. Most people will live in and move to several different homes throughout their lives. When that time comes, we’ll be happy to help you find another house plan that fits your needs, whether who need more space for accommodating a growing family or you want to downsize and live more simply. But for the here and now, there are a few ways to add extra value to new homes for college grads!
Adding value to your home doesn’t have to mean including something extravagant like a pool or some other fancy addition. It can be as simple as choosing a plan with an attached garage or finding one with a customizable bonus room. It could even be having a home office or workspace. When we say “adding value”, we mean finding a plan with features that potential buyers could find useful. Doing that will ensure that your plan will be a hot commodity on the market when the the time comes to sell. You might even get a huge return on investment!
By finishing up college, you have accomplished a huge milestone in life and now the world awaits! There has never been a better time to consider building, and these new homes for college grads are the perfect place to start. Good luck as you begin this next journey, and happy hunting!