Moving generates mortgage fees, closing costs, mover charges and possibly rental and storage expenses during the transition.
Miami, Florida (PRWEB) October 24, 2012
South Florida homeowners who need more living space can save thousands of dollars by expanding with an insulated patio enclosure or sunroom rather than moving to another home. Venetian Builders Inc., the leading patio enclosure company in South Florida, helps families get the space they need while saying put – and staying on budget.
Venetian Builders installs hurricane-proof patio enclosures and sunrooms in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Palm Beach and surrounding areas.
In 2011, only 11.6 percent of American families moved from one home to another, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That’s the lowest percentage of Americans on the move since 1948. The decline is largely because Americans are less likely to move from one house to another in the same county, the census reported. Moves of less than 40 miles, the Census Bureau said, are usually related to housing issues, including a need for more living space.
“Moving is expensive,” said Chris Noe, president of Venetian Builders. “It generates mortgage fees, closing costs, mover charges and possibly rental and storage expenses during the transition.” According to Bankrate.com, the average closing costs on a mortgage of just $200,000 in Florida are $4,395. Worldwide ERC, the Workforce Mobility Association, calculated the average household moving costs of an American family in 2011 at $12,652.
Adding space with a patio enclosure or sunroom avoids all those expenses. That money instead can go directly toward new space. And Noe noted, “An insulated patio room or sunroom costs nearly 40 percent less than what traditional construction does.”
Roof panels with 3 to 6 inches of insulation keep heat out and, if desired, air conditioning in. Roofing on the addition can be made to match that of the existing home, using shingles, standing-seam metal or tile.
Insulated patio room knee walls also can be up to 3 inches thick. Expansive windows designed to stand up to Florida’s hurricanes make the space bright; when opened, they let in refreshing breezes.
Finding new space means more than not having to make new friends or switch schools, Noe said. “It also means not having to drive further to work, a savings that puts extra money in the homeowner’s pocket, especially as gasoline prices approach record levels,” Noe said.
Venetian Builders offers free, detailed estimates of patio room and sunroom additions. For more information on expanded living space with an insulated patio enclosure in West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Hollywood, Homestead and other South Florida locations, contact Venetian Builders, Inc., 866-596-2427.