What is a Turn Key Home?

Turn Key Home

“Turn key” is a term used in real estate listings to indicate move-in ready properties. The companies that build turn key homes usually offer complete services, ranging from designing and decorating interiors and exteriors to installing cabinets, floor finishes and energy efficient appliances.

Since a turn key home might need minor customization to suit someone’s preferences, it provides an ideal option for the homeowners who don’t want to go through or don’t have enough time to coordinate a complex remodeling project.

In addition to convenience, let’s take a look at a few more reasons why you should consider a turn key home when relocating to the beautiful Florida Panhandle. 

Immediate Utility

If you’re thinking about relocating to Northwest Florida, purchasing a turn key home can save you a world of hassle.

The most obvious advantage of investing in such a home is that you can move in as soon as you sign the closing documents. Compared to buying a piece of property that needs repairs, opting for a turn key home means that you don’t need to look for temporary housing options and spend your money on rent until the home improvement project is complete.  

Although turn key properties might be a little bit more expensive than other types of homes, they’re well worth the extra cost because they’re fully functional and don’t require any repairs.  

When you’re buying a move-in ready home, you also get to choose the floor plan along with any features and upgrades your family might need in addition to the standard package.

Top-Quality Construction

Nowadays, experienced builders provide a variety of turn key home packages with top-quality features and workmanship. As an example, Whitworth Builders has an extensive network of reliable workers and an experienced project management team to ensure that each project is completed on time and according to specifications.

Upon project completion, we hand over a specification sheet regarding the structural, insulation, electrical, plumbing and air conditioning systems.

Therefore, the homeowner can easily review different details, including if the framing and roof was specifically constructed to meet the Florida Building Code requirements for hurricane-prone areas, and whether or not the house was pretreated for pests like termites and fungi. Having detailed information about your home is very helpful in planning for contingencies. 

Home Appraisals and Inspections

Another great advantage of turn key properties is that you can skip home appraisals or inspections, especially if you’re buying new construction. 

For instance, pest inspections aren’t required, unless the state law, lender, appraiser or inspector wants to confirm the property is free of infestation.

Additionally, newly built turn key homes don’t require comprehensive title searches. This can streamline and speed up the entire home-buying process, saving you a lot of time and stress.  

If you intend to invest in rental property, buying a turn key home means that you can start generating cash flow as soon as you sign a lease agreement with a tenant. 

Are you looking for a turn key home in the beautiful Florida Panhandle? Please feel free to contact us at Whitworth Builders. As a well-respected custom home builder in Northwest Florida, we provide comprehensive turn key services, superior attention to detail and state-of-the-art technologies that will allow you to enjoy your home without worrying about upgrades and extensive repairs for many years to come.