Our pro-tip this month looks at the big picture of building in today’s climate of high lumber prices, product shortages and the current housing market. Natalie Edwards is co-owner of AG’s Home Solutions and a licensed Real Estate Broker with eXp Realty.
With a historically low inventory of available homes, now may be the time to make the home you live in the home you love, Edwards says. “If a growing family needs an extra bedroom, it may be more affordable to add it on to their existing home, rather than search for a larger home in the same neighborhood,” Edwards explains.
Although there are challenges in remodeling and building right now, a well-planned addition could solve some growing pains homeowners are dealing with. “Working with a design/build team like AG’s Home Solutions can help clients go through the process in a more seamless manner than working with multiple vendors who are experiencing their own supply chain and workforce issues,” Edwards said. “Our team prides ourself on planning, purchasing and building so the process can be less stressful on the homeowner.”
Even with rigorous planning and purchasing, there are always hiccups in any building project she warns. She notes that the customers who fare best are those that can pivot and make small design changes or selections of items that are definitely in-stock. Edwards wants to re-assure current customers that their team is working to minimize construction delays. “It is inevitable that there will be some disruption to our projects during this time,” she said. “We have a good team that can provide options to keep projects moving forward.”
If you are interested in discussing options on whether to remodel your space or sell your home, contact Natalie at (910) 890-0665. AG's Home Solutions serves customers throughout Beaufort and Pitt Counties, including Washington, Greenville and Winterville.