Building a Home vs. Buying a Home: Which is Right for You?
There are many reasons that influence the decision to move house. But once you’ve decided to relocate, the next question becomes, will you build or will you buy? While both options have their pros and cons, the ultimate decision comes down to what is right for you and your family. We present a few reasons that building a home can, in many cases, be the better choice.

Building a Home = Total Customisation

There’s no doubt that one of the primary reasons for building your own home instead of buying is the total control you have over the final product. We’ve all lived in houses where certain things just “aren’t right,” or where we wish specific features were bigger or different. The beauty of a custom-built home is that you have an endless array of options for the home’s layout, design, and features. If you love an open floor plan, you don’t have to settle for properties that are segmented and tight—your home builder will create the spacious rooms you’re after. And it’s not just the major elements such as size, shape, and flow of the house. When building your home, you are able to customise down to the smallest details. When you move in, you’re moving into your dream home, and it’s a place you’re destined to love.

No Need for Immediate Repairs

Buying an existing home can be a somewhat “easier” option, as you don’t have a myriad of decisions to make. However, decisions or not, an existing home often has immediate work that will need to be done upon move-in. For older homes, significant repairs might be necessary. Or for homes that are missing a desired feature, you may wish to have renovations done right away. In these situations, it’s important to factor in that upfront cost into your purchase decision. It’s very common that an existing home will need some work, and often within the first year or two. Conversely, with a build, every element will be brand new, and unlikely to require extensive repair work for a long time.

Install Energy-Efficient Systems Right Away

Yet another excellent reason to build a home instead of buying an existing one is to create a space that is green and eco-friendly. This has a number of benefits. First, a home that uses environmentally-friendly systems is good for our planet. You can feel great about your decision to minimise waste and be part of the sustainability movement. But on a personal and more immediate level, by prioritising eco-friendly systems for your home you’re making a brilliant long-term investment. Throughout the life of your home, you’ll experience greater energy efficiency and lower operating costs. This is a financial win that would make any homeowner excited about the eco-friendly possibilities. From financial to persona, there are many benefits to building your own home, and the freedom to make it exactly what you envision can’t be denied. Building your dream home doesn’t have to remain a dream. We’d love to help you create a property you and your family will adore. Krause Construction is a Launceston home builder that provides exceptional workmanship and friendly service, working with you to build a beautiful home within your budget. Let’s discuss your vision today.