Published On: Wed, Jul 27th, 2016

To Build Or Not To Build?

When most people are looking to buy property, they restrict their search to pre-build homes and commercial buildings. However, some of us are a little more ambitious! These days, it’s still fairly common for people to chase a dream of building their own house from scratch. This can be an incredible experience, but there are a lot of important considerations tied to it. Here are a few you need to think about.

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Like a lot of things in life, the first thing you’ll have to consider is the price. You could read all you like and make rough estimates for weeks on end, but the best way to get an accurate idea of the price is by talking to an expert. If you know a contractor or someone else who’s had experience in the construction industry, then they should have all the information you could need. They’ll be able to explain the various processes and methods involved in building a house, and tell you what the most cost-effective option is for your specific situation. Once you’ve got an idea of the benefits and drawbacks, look at some prices for similar properties in the same area. This will give you a clearer idea of the finance involved. You can find some budgeting tips at Houzz.

With anything concerning property, the location available to you is also an important thing to

consider. Your ideal place to live, along with the budget you have, will have a big impact on whether you build a new home or buy an older one. Generally, the closer you get to a city, the fewer and more expensive the vacant lots are going to become. That’s not to say you won’t be able to find one. However, the prices of pre-built homes will probably look a lot more attractive if you want to be close to built-up urban areas. Land in rural areas will be cheaper, but may bring more financial challenges like water desalination to the table. Check out the desalination from Novatron to get an idea of price.

The final consideration you need to take is the time you have on your hands. As I’m sure you know, building a house can take a significant amount of time. It’s pretty common for houses to miss their intended completion date, due to financial constraints and other factors popping up. Some construction firms will be able to offer you a fixed price contract with a guaranteed build time. Before buying into one of these, it’s important to know just how “guaranteed” the home you’ve planned out is. Some loan options may allow you to defer loan repayments up until the house is complete. Obviously, when you’re buying a pre-built home, the process can be slow, but not nearly as slow! Make sure you’re prepared to wait for the construction process before you sign any dotted lines!

Hopefully, this post has made your decision between buying and building much more straightforward. Whatever you choose, I hope that you end up in a property that feels like home!