As you will know if you follow my blog, I am currently in the process of having a custom-made house built. It’s taking time to complete, but it’s well on the way to being the most beautiful home. A lot of people ask me why we opted to build and not buy, so I thought I would share the benefits of building instead of buying. If you’re in two minds about building, these should give you the push you need to take a leap of faith.
You can create the house of your dreams
Of course, one of the most common reasons people choose to build instead of buying, is so that they can design the home of their dreams. When buying a house, often you have to compromise on certain factors, such as the location. However, when you opt to build, you can have everything just how you want, as you are designing the building from scratch. You get to choose every last detail, from the materials you build with to the layout of the property.
It can be cheaper
A lot of people don’t realize it, but building can work out cheaper than buying. This is because when it comes to building, you get to pick all the materials that are used. You aren’t paying for features other people have put into the property, just things that you want. Plus, in the long-run, you’ll save money by building. You see, all the materials used will be brand new, this means that for a few years, they’ll be under warranty. This means that any problems with your property, such as the boiler breaking down, you won’t be responsible for.
Your home will be ultra modern
Your home will be designed and created using the newest methods, ensuring that it’s as structurally sound as possible. Because it’s being made to your exact specifications, you can opt to design a home that’s ultra high-tech. This will make it worth more, should you ever opt to sell. Many home design companies, like Derbyshire, offer not only all the newest features but also the option of sustainable design. This means that your home would be built in a sustainable way, helping to keep running costs as low as possible. So if you’re a fan of living green, building instead of buying is most definitely worth considering.
You can pick the ideal location
If you’ve got a certain location in mind, building can be a fantastic option. Instead of having to wait until a suitable property becomes available, you can build one in your area of choice. Of course, there needs to be a plot of land available, but as long as there is, you can build your dream home in the perfect location.
So there you have it, a guide to the benefits of building a home instead of buying one. It might take longer to move into, but there are lots of benefits that make the wait worth it. Especially if you’ve got certain ideas about what you want your home to be like.