Town & Country Cedar Homes/photo by Roger Wade
What influence is the economy having on home buyers at this time?
Some are hesitating in an economy that is extremely fragile and inconsistent. Many people are uncertain about where the economy is headed, preferring to sit on the sidelines until an economic direction becomes more focused and clear. Most people look at the news, read the paper, and wonder if there will ever be a good time to buy. Now! Our goal is to make the whole experience of building a new home a pleasant, enjoyable one, providing all the tools for a positive outcome.
Jock Davidson, Daniel Boone Log Homes
What factors have influenced an increase in activity in recent months, and what can a log home buyer expect in the marketplace?
Properties are cheap right now, and there are gorgeous properties available at tremendous discounts from a few years ago. There is greater value for the overall investment. Some prospective buyers had been waiting for the other shoe to drop with the economic downturn, and now there is more of a rush as we see signs of recovery. For a while the phones didn’t ring, but we have actually had more of a flurry this year than in the past. Log homes are a luxury product, and some of our clients have not been affected by the recession as much as others.
Marty Pone, Town & Country Cedar Homes
What issues may arise for a prospective log home buyer who wants to go forward now?
The concern for any buyer is the sustainability of employment and income stream. The economy has an influence on practically any buyer’s decision for any big-ticket-item purchase. We can show a buyer the ability to change a design to fit their budget or other criteria and offer specifications at price points from good to better and best. The longer you wait, the more costs will increase in any home under construction.
Tom Vesce , Original Log Cabin Homes