Real Estate

Building vs Buying a Home

Building vs Buying a Home

Whether you are moving into your first or you fourth house, it is an exciting yet stressful time. With so much new construction going on, many people struggle with the decision of whether to buy or build. Here are some things to keep in mind when making that choice. 

Customization

One of the best parts about new home construction Jacksonville FL is that you get to choose the design of your house. Many new builds have floor plans and different options for you to choose from. Depending on where you are building, you may be able to completely design your home to your liking. The only downside of this is that sometimes there are so many decisions to make that it can be overwhelming.

Move-in Ready

Although you get to choose a lot of what goes into a new home, it can often take quite a while for it to be ready. If you are building from the ground up, it may even take years. If you are looking to be settled in the next few months, you should probably considering buying instead of building.

Timing

Before you decide to build you may want to think about how long you plan to be in the house for. If you are in an area where other newly built homes are up for sale, people are less likely to buy your house. If the price is the same, they would rather get something that they can customize instead of buying one that has been lived in for a year. 

Both buying and building have pros and cons, you just have to decide what is best for you and your family. Ask friends and family about their experiences, and consider consulting with a contractor and realtor to find out more information about each. No matter what you choose, your home is going to be what you make it.