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Barndominium Basics

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A Barndominium can offer a unique and versatile living space with multiple functionality and lower maintenance requirements compared to a traditional home. And here at Texas Farm Credit, we’re barndo experts. Are you ready to embrace the rural Texan lifestyle by building a home on a piece of land and want something different? Look no further than the hottest trend in Texas living: Barndominiums. These unique homes seamlessly blend the rustic charm of a classic barn with the modern amenities of a contemporary house, which makes a distinctive and personalized living space that can truly reflect your own individuality. One of the most attractive benefits of choosing a barndominium over a traditional home is its functionality. Barndominiums are typically constructed with steel framing and metal sheeting, making them a prime option for those, seeking a more customizable way of living with various sizes, designs, and purposes available. Barndominiums can serve as family homes combined with workspaces, storage for equipment, or even stables.

When it comes to buying or building a barndominium in Texas, the possibilities are truly endless. You can purchase an existing barndo, use a prefabricated kit, or collaborate with a designer and contractor to create a custom-made home that truly reflects your personality style and living needs. It’s also important to remember the differences between a barndominium and a traditional home in Texas, such as deed restrictions, the potential for noise from the metal exterior, such as rain hitting the roof, and the need for access to multiple sides of the structure for access to the shop area. As proud Texans ourselves, we at Texas Farm Credit are no strangers to barndos, and we’re here to help you realize your dream of building your very own barndominium. With our expertise in rural financing and construction loans, we can help you turn your vision into a reality from start to finish. We’re with you every step of the way providing personalized guidance and support to make the process as smooth and stress-free as possible. So why wait? Embrace the rural Texas lifestyle and consider a custom barndominium contact Texas Farm Credit to learn more about how we can help bring your vision to life.

About the AuthorJeff Millikin

Jeff has been in the home lending industry for over 20 years, joining Texas Farm Credit in 2017 as a Mortgage Loan Originator.  Originally from Bryan, TX, he is a 9th-generation Texan.  Jeff graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University with a Wildlife Management degree and worked as a Wildlife Biologist with Texas Parks & Wildlife, Ducks Unlimited, and Florida Fish and Wildlife.  His background in Land Management and Mortgage Lending was a perfect fit for Rural Property Financing.  Jeff, his wife, and 2 daughters enjoy the outdoors and running their small hobby farm.