If you have decided that you are ready to move on to new pastures, you might be struggling with the decision – do you want to buy or build your next home? There are huge benefits in both of these options – but many people find building a home has the edge on everything from price to sustainability.
You can work alongside home builders, architects, construction workers, creative and more to create a home that meets your every need. Perhaps you are taller or shorter than the average person – you can have custom-built door frames, showers, and more.
The property can reflect your personality both inside and out – catering for everything you enjoy, from pottery rooms to being made with 90% glass walls.
If you can dream it, you can make it.
A new house has some of the lowest maintenance around. Since everything is newly installed and fitted, you can enjoy long warranties and not need to do a single repair at all.
If you choose to move into a home, depending on the age, you might be required to replace anything from the plumbing to the roof tiles. And most likely, they will all be outside of any warranty.
When you design the home yourself, you can add as many sustainable options as you like. Waterbutts for rainwater collection – and a system to use it. A roof that can handle plenty of solar panels. In-built wind power capabilities and a self-sufficient garden are just the start.
Most of the time, anything that is more energy-efficient is cheaper to run.
So building your own home offers you the chance to save on the running costs immediately and for the duration of your time there.
When you build your own home, you won’t need to outbid anyone, impress the current owners, view the property four times, or run the risk of getting into a housing chain that could fall through.
When you opt to make your own home, you skip all of the difficult parts of buying a home – you will be the owner from the first moment the ground starts to get dug up until the last brick or seed is placed.
Once you have purchased the land, you don’t need to quickly pack up and leave – you can take your time and work on the new home over time. In building often, the longer a project takes, the more expensive it becomes. But if you work with the right team, you will be able to create a timetable that is beneficial for your budget and for them.
There are many perks to buying a home that is already built and that you can walk right into. But if the opportunity to buy a home that you have imagined, created, and had some part in the building is an experience that many people would love.
If buying and selling are on your mind, there are a couple of things you should keep in mind: Selling Your Home? Don’t Make These Mistakes.