Block Or Frame Homes

Dated: 01/17/2017

Views: 574

In my humble opinion there is no comparison and you will find that a home constructed of concrete block will cost more than a similar frame home.    Insurance companies do not like framed (stick built) constructed homes and windstorm policies will cost more, significantly more in many instances.

That being said there are older frame constructed homes that have either a quality stucco finish, or a concrete based siding material like a "Hardie Board" along with a highly rated roof complete with tie downs up to the current code and impact windows that will survive a storm better than an older CBS home without proper storm protection. 

Always get a termite inspection for any home, whether block or frame---Termites, if not discovered in your purchase, may be discovered in your sale---and then the costs just skyrocket.

There are far more homes built with concrete block in Sarasota/SW Florida, and you will not find too many frame homes on the market; maybe 15%+/- of the entire market.

Good builders are producing newly constructed multi-million dollars homes on the intracoastal and Gulf/Bays, but builders are still framing the 2nd level.   

FYI--- but if I were the buyer, I would look at block to 2nd and third floor and a good builder.   Resale and insurance is your friend or enemy based upon your purchase.

Latest Blog Posts

Buying A Home Is More Affordable Than Renting In 54 Of US Counties

According to ATTOM Data Solutions’ 2018 Rental Affordability Report, “buying a median-priced home is more affordable than renting a three-bedroom property in 240 of 447 [or 54% of] U.

Read More

Where Did Americans Move In 2017 INFOGRAPHIC

Some Highlights: Atlas Van Lines recently released the results of their annual Migration Patterns Survey in which they tracked their customer’s movement from state-to-state over

Read More

13 Simple Money Moves You Should Make Before The End Of The Day

13 Simple Money Moves You Should Make Before the End of the DayTHE PENNY HOARDERDECEMBER 1, 2017Renato Arap/Getty ImagesDISCLOSURE:Some of the links in this post are from our sponsors. We're letting

Read More


Best Tip to First-Time Buyers: Act FastDAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | MONDAY, MAY 14, 2018A shortage of homes for sale and rising home prices are making it challenging for first-time buyers, in,

Read More