You want a new home, but you need a quick move-in. Northern Utah home buyers often experience this dilemma, which can be frustrating and potentially disruptive if you have to be out of your old house by a certain date.


To resolve this problem quickly and easily, consider buying a builder spec. Most Utah home builders have spec houses in their current communities, available for move-in on short notice.


Reasons for Buying a Quick Move-In New Home


Buyers need quick move-in homes for a variety of reasons. The most common reason is that their existing house sold much quicker than they expected and now they have a deadline to be out of the house.


Sometimes a potential buyer may have just relocated from out-of-state. They want to buy in a new home community, but they don’t necessarily want to rent or buy another property as an interim solution.


Or, maybe you’re just anxious to start the next phase of your life in a brand-new house that’s filled with the latest in technology and designer finishes, situated in the ideal community and surrounded by all the amenities you’ve dreamed of.


What Is a Spec Home?


Builders use the term “spec home” to describe those houses they build on speculation. In other words, the builder chooses a homesite, plan and upgrades in one of their new home communities, and finances the construction themselves.


When potential buyers visit the community, they can choose one of the available homesites and select the plan they want to have built. Or, if they want to get into their new houses more quickly, they can choose to purchase one of the builder’s spec houses.


The downside is that you may not be able to make all the changes or upgrades you want – although sometimes you can – but your house will be ready to go potentially months before a full new build would be.


Finding a Quick Move-In Home That’s Right for You


To find a builder spec house that’s just right for you, start by visiting the new home communities you like. Visit the model complex and sales center and ask the sales associate to show you any spec houses that may be in process of being built.


Or, if you’d rather not pound the pavement, you can contact a builder directly and ask what quick move-in houses they have in process in their various communities. They can send you features sheets, elevations and floorplans, to give you a better idea whether the property may suit your needs.


For example, Wright Homes has new home communities going up all around the Salt Lake City area. We regularly have spec homes in locations like Draper, St. George, Riverton and Herriman. You can contact us for more information or check out our Utah quick move-in homes page on our website. Contact us today to learn more about the beautiful design and high-quality construction that makes our new homes an exceptional value.