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Is it Better to Buy or Build a House?

Custom Home Builder, Custom Homes | February 20, 2020

Learning about whether or not it is better to buy or build a house will help you determine which option is the best fit for you and your family. At Jaheny Custom Builders, we understand how important it is to have a home that will continue to function properly for years to come. That is why all of our custom homes are designed to be both beautiful and highly functional.

Buying an Existing Home

One of the main reasons to buy an existing home is convenience. Since the home will already be built, a qualified real estate agent will be able to streamline the process by helping you find appropriate properties, guiding you through the negotiations, and assisting with the paperwork. This means that, once your offer has been accepted, you could potentially move into your new home within a month or two. Even though buying an existing home requires numerous steps, the convenience of being able to move in almost right away is often compelling enough to convince people to choose an existing home over building a new one.

Building a Home

While building a home does not offer the same level of convenience as buying an existing home, it is more likely that you will be able to get everything you want. Building a new home will also allow you to ensure that it is more efficient by having high-end HVAC, insulation, and air filtration systems installed. Ensuring that your home is more efficient is not only good for the environment but can also help you save money on your utility bills each month. It is also important to note that a new home will require fewer repairs and less maintenance compared to older homes, which can save you both time and money in the long run.

Convenience vs Customization

Even though buying an existing home will provide you with the convenience of buying in an established neighbourhood near work and schools, building a new home will ensure that you love everything included in the home’s floorplan. Unless you are able to find an existing home that offers everything you want and is in perfect condition, chances are that you will have to spend additional money on remodelling, repairs, decorating, and landscaping.

If you would like to learn more about whether or not it is better to buy or build a house, or if you are interested in our custom home building services, please contact Jaheny Custom Builders at 604-551-0320 or 604-307-0450 or by filling out a contact form on our website.