When I was just out of college, I went back for a weekend to visit with some friends that still lived in my college town. Heading north of town we went to pick up another friend who had just moved into her new home. It was a cute 2 bedroom, 2 bath, kitchen, breakfast nook and a good size living area nestled on a little over 2 acres… I might a have a few of the details wrong as it was sooooo many years ago. But what I do clearly remember is the style of home, it was cute and a comfortable home, on the inside. However, on the outside it was more square, metal and industrial barn-like than I had ever seen anyone live in before. I didn’t know it then, but it was my first experience with a Barndominiums.
Fast forward, (cough) 20+ years and they are much different now. Barndominiums are on the rise, growing strong in popularity faster than ever before. Metal outer structures softened with patios and porches and all the home amenities inside at a cost of 15-20% less than a conventional home. Sporting benefits like low maintenance, energy efficient materials, fire and pest resistant while still fully customizable to fit any layout or lifestyle.
Most Farm Credit lenders will finance the construction of these structures. However, one of the biggest drawbacks is limited financing options for new construction or purchase of an existing Barndominium. Appraisals remain difficult on existing structures and some loan institution may require acreage to be owned before financing can be obtain.
If you are looking for something different in a home – this could be what you have been searching. For starters you might want to pull up Pinterest and start looking at what others have put together under the metal roofs.
As always, I would be happy to speak with you regarding your home search – be it a something more conventional or the latest trend; I can get you HOME!
Author:Kelly Lawson Phone: 936-525-9589 Dated: April 8th 2015 Views: 515 About Kelly: My passion is to get you home. It’s that simple. The process is not always that simple, but it’s...
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