A common misconception amongst many is that a custom home is beyond their budget. The truth is a well-crafted Zander Custom Home can be priced better than an existing home. Built exclusively around you, our custom homes meet your specific needs, both in terms of function and quality, while preserving your unique vision.

Building a custom home allows you to be involved with every aspect of the building process, making your custom home a “dream home” that you can call your own. And while there are many perks to building your own vs buying an existing home, we have outlined what we believe to be the top 7 Benefits of Custom Home Building.

7 Benefits of Custom Building

Baltimore Custom Home Designed For Living


Without a doubt, the best aspect of building a custom home is that you get living spaces that are all completely tailored to you. Through the Zander Homes Custom Home Building Process, you are involved in every phase of the building process, allowing you to create an oasis that meets all of your needs and desires. At the end of the day, you will receive a home that, similar to yourself, is unlike any other.

Baltimore Custom Home Builder, Financial Savings


While there are cosmetic perks to building a custom home with Zander Homes, there is also a huge financial advantage. With a limited inventory in the Baltimore market, the chances of finding the perfect home are slim. You may find yourself compromising on a number of things—and ultimately paying for features of a home that you may neither want or need. If you choose to remodel, you may end up spending even more on a resale than if you were to build a custom home from the very start. However, when you build custom with Zander Homes, you have control of where you want to invest your dollars.

Baltimore Custom Home on Your Lot


Building a custom home with Zander Homes on your own lot means you can choose your dream home in the exact place you want to live. Yes, you can have the best of both worlds! Spec homes or existing homes are built and situated without your needs in mind. With Zander Homes, all of your needs and desires are met in the build—and we even advise on positioning of the home to capitalize on natural elements of the lot to ensure your home sits on the best spot with the desired level of privacy.

Baltimore Custom Home New Appliances


Having brand new everything isn’t just a bragging right when it comes to a home, it’s comfort and peace of mind. Building a home from scratch eliminates any uncertainties around the condition of the foundation, quality of original materials used, structural integrity, etc. When you build with Zander Homes, you know your home is made of the highest quality materials and in accordance to the most up-to-date safety codes.

Baltimore Custom Home Open Floor Plan Design


As time passes, architecture changes and floor plans evolve. Many of the existing homes you will find are outdated and choppy. When you build custom with Zander Homes, you can expect a home that is open and inviting. We combine your needs and desires of today with your plans of tomorrow extending your home’s lifeline by decades!

Baltimore Custom Home Energy Efficient


Unlike existing homes that require costly maintenance and many unknowns, Zander Homes are built with energy efficiency in mind. From the energy efficient features included in standard Zander Custom Homes to the method in which we build, our homes yield in reoccurring monthly savings. You can sleep easy knowing that your home is produced of highest quality materials and with the latest building standards.

Baltimore Custom Home Builder | Home Automation


Last, but certainly not least, another benefit of building custom with Zander Homes is the ability to make your home more fun, efficient, secure and convenient with a home automation system! Unlike others, we provide Smart Home Features with our most standard homes including Wifi capable thermostats, Wifi garage door motors, wireless security systems, etc. Imagine monitoring your home from anywhere in the world? This is a luxury you get when you build with Zander Homes.


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Hands down best in town. Had a great experience working with Zander Homes: the quality was top notch, job was completed on schedule, and we were kept informed of progress throughout the entire process. Highly recommended! Thank you Zander Homes for everything!
Ryan P.
Zander Homes did a very impressive and outstanding job in remodeling my condo. I had to leave the country for two months while Alex and his team started working on my project. Alex was very very responsive and accommodating for all kinds of needs I had, even I am emailing him all these in a different country. He kept me updated all the time. When I came back, I couldn't believe this was my condo, everything is so beautiful and perfect in every detail. His crew was also super friendly, and helped me with a lot of things that isn't even part of their work. Highly recommended!
Iven Y.
A huge thank you to Alex and the rest of the Trak Homes team on a tremendous kitchen and bathroom renovation! Everything looks incredible and the entire team was courteous, professional, and punctual throughout the process. If you are looking for someone to complete projects around the house, look no further. Give Alex a call!
Mike M.
Being a single woman in Baltimore trying to find a competent , honest and craftsman is not an easy task. Well, I found him in Zander Homes. I had a total remodel of a 30 year old bathroom in Canton Cove third floor which required the A team. They had to replumb extensively. It was done in a professional, safe manner and in the end my bathroom is exquisite. Also Mr. Trakhtman was always available and always returned calls unlike any other contractor I've dealt with over my life time. When I added changes here and there he was receptive and did not financially take advantage of me. I felt like we were partners in the evolution of this make over. His workers were respectful, prompt and kind to me as well as my family. I without any reservation would recommend them for any or all your home improvements.
Karen K.
Alex and his team are creative, thoughtful, reliable, reasonable, responsible, in short an ideal partner for our home renovation - my husband and I can not say enough positive things about our experience with Zander homes. Our job was not easy - and if anything could go wrong it did. None the less the process though frustrating to all was handled in a very professional manner. The end result - stunning and efficient. Kudos to Gary, Michael and Alex for a job exceptionally well done.
Jill G.
We had a great experience using Zander Homes! We had them do a couple of projects, renovate and finish the master bath, and finish our basement (which was completely unfinished). The team was there every day and put in long hours. Alex had some great ideas - all of which we ended up using. He thought of a lot of things that no one else had mentioned or considered. When we asked him to do additional work that we thought of as time went on, he always found a way to make it happen. I have already recommended them to several people and I will continue to do so. When having a home built or renovations done to your home, there is so much stress and frustration that goes along with it. It was wonderful to deal with a company with such a positive outlook who did not provide us any additional stress.
Emily H.
We recently used Zander Homes to remodel our home and build an addition. They did a great job and completed it on time. We received several quotes from other builders and chose Zander because their price was the closest to what we had intended to spend. Everyone in the company, from the owner to the helpers, took a great deal of pride in their product. They made sure we liked it as well and they were very happy when we acknowledged the nice job they had done. Even our designer, who works with many contractors, praised the quality of their work. One thing is certain, Zander is the only contractor I will use for future projects.
Howard M.

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