When thinking about owning your own home, you may start to question if it’s better to build or to buy. Buying a home, whether it’s your first, or your fifth, is a big deal. There are a lot of ins and outs on both sides of the build or buy fence. Last month, we spoke about the pros and cons of buying a home that’s already built. This month let’s talk about the advantages of building a new home.
Right off the bat, building a new home gives you something that is move-in ready. Ideally, there should be no need for renovations, and if there are, they’ll be minimal. No need to replace windows or shingles, and by building new, you can customize your home in advance!
While many folks believe in the adage “they don’t build em like they used to”, the same isn’t said for home building. New homes have to adhere to building codes whose predecessors were less stringent, or sometimes nonexistent depending on how old the home is. Add in that new homes are more efficient than older homes, and you’re already ahead in the game.
There is something appealing about an old home with many rooms and nooks and crannies. But new homes are built with modern families in mind. Spacious entertaining areas, more storage, and smart home tech all make your new home easy to live in!
Another great advantage to building your new home is knowing the history of your builder. By speaking to previous customers of theirs, checking their Google, Facebook, Houzz, and Yelp reviews, and checking their website for testimonials you can learn about the work history of your builder.
While there is no right or wrong answer when it comes to choosing between building or buying your new home, there are many advantages and disadvantages to both sides, and it’s up to you to decide what works best for you! Do you have questions about the building process? Or maybe questions about renovating your home? Let us know! We’d love to help!