Whether you’re having a family or finally going towards the independent route, having your own home is crystal clear in your vision 5- to 10- years from now. If you’re having a difficult time deciding whether to buy or build, we’re here to help.
A home is a large investment; given this, you ought to know the best option in having one—to buy or to build. Chances are you likely have the idea of a “perfect home,” why not make that come to life?
To help you finalize the decision of building that ideal perfect home you’ve been dreaming of for years, here are the top pros that should convince you why it’s better to build your home.
Build your dream home
One of the joys of building your own home is having the freedom to make it your own—inside and out. You can have it tailored to your needs and aesthetic preferences that will surely suit your family.
Often times when you’re scouting for a home and entering open houses, you’re not seeing anything that fits your lifestyle. If you do find one, it could be in a location you’re not too fond of. Build a home that fits your lifestyle and design your house exactly the way you want it from the finishes down to the colors and flooring.
Have control over the process
Having the creative freedom to build your space the way you want it, even if you leave a large portion of the house to a professional, still gives you the hand throughout the building process. This way, you’re working with the building team together, not against each other.
Of course, the professional(s) is there to give expert advice on your ideas and decisions. You can have it modified to your specifications but if it doesn’t meet the quality standards and if it;s simply not doable, a compromise should be made.
Stay within the budget
Some will agree to this, others won’t. Some homeowners who have built their homes from the ground up have succeeded in staying within their budget, while there are others who have exceeded. So this isn’t definite but possible if you stick to your plan (keep yourself from getting too extravagant) and can wisely cut corners.
Another important point to note on how you’ll save more if you build, building your own home means cutting unnecessary middlemen come to the homebuilding process.
Live in the neighborhood you want
Purchasing a home can either mean living in the worst house in the best neighborhood; or living in the best house in a bad neighborhood. Choosing to build than buy already gives away the location advantage.
Everything’s brand new
From the roofing to the flooring, there’s nothing comparable to a sight of a new house built according to your specifications. It’s like smelling the leather of a brand new car—it’s heaven.
When constructing your home, you can get the latest materials. In addition, new homes these days are more environmentally friendly and energy efficient.
Did you buy or build your first house? Where do you weigh on this? Share your thoughts with us!
About the author: Chie Suarez is a writer for Wincrest Homes, a company that builds modern family homes in Sydney, the Central Coast, Newcastle, and Hunter Regions. Chie has a deep interest in home design and decoration.
May 19, 2017