Is It Better To Build A Home Than Buy One?

Buying a house is the biggest investment you’re going to make in your life so naturally, you’re going to spend a long time trying to find the perfect place that suits all of your needs. But what if you can’t find it? You’re getting close but you just can’t find a property that is absolutely right for you. You’ve got two options here; settle for a house that’s almost perfect or build your own. Most people don’t consider building their own home when it’s time to move but in some cases, it’s a far better option. However, building your own home isn’t always the most sensible move and it all depends on your personal circumstances. If you’re toying with the idea of building your own home and you’re not sure whether it’s the right thing to do, check out this list of the benefits and drawbacks to help you decide.


Get Exactly What You Want

The biggest benefit of building your own home is that you’ll get exactly what you want. If you buy an existing home, you’re buying somebody else's vision of a great house. It might line up with your idea of a great home to some extent, but there will always be things that you wish were different. But if you get a custom home builder to construct a house from scratch, everything will be exactly as you want it to be. You can plan every single tiny detail of the house and make it the ideal place for you and your family to live in. You’re never going to get that with an existing house, even if you make a lot of changes to it.

Live In A Unique House

Most commercially built houses have a similar shape and layout. That’s just how houses are, but they don’t have to be. When you build your own house, you don’t have to follow any of the conventions of normal houses. You can come up with any design you like and make it a reality. Nobody else in the world will live in a house like yours.

Time And Money

There are some great benefits to building your own house but it’s not all good news. The time it takes is a big drawback. If you’re buying a house, you can probably sign all of the paperwork and be ready to move in a couple of months after choosing a house. If you’re building your own, it’s probably going to be more like a couple of years. If your current house is way to small, or has a lot of problems, staying for that long might not be a viable option.

The money is also an issue because it’s going to cost you more to build a house than buy an existing one. However, you’ll get more resale value out of it so it is a good investment.


Planning and building a house takes a whole lot of hard work. It’s going to be a year or two of long days, seven days a week. Finishing work and then heading straight to the site to do work on the house is incredibly draining and some people just can’t handle that stress. Before you take on the project, make sure that you fully understand what it is that you’re letting yourself in for.

Building your own house is going to be a long, expensive, and stressful process. But if you really want a home that’s perfect for you in every single way, it’s the best thing to do.

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