From the Ground Up

5 Reasons Why You Should Build Instead of Buy

When you are ready to purchase a house, you are faced with the decision of choosing whether or not you want to build or buy. Of course, there are pros and cons to both options but let’s look at a few reasons why building might be the right choice for you.

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Brand new everything!

After building a new home, the odds of needing repairs is low because everything is brand new. Older homes could have mold or asbestos while a new home can be made using safe, environmentally friendly materials. However, most new homes are built to meet the current building codes so you won’t have to worry about upgrading things that aren’t up to code. Plus, you save money on all the repairs and upgrades you don’t have to make!


For many people, this factor alone is enough to choose to build instead of buy. It’s not easy to find everything you want in an existing home but choosing to build your own allows you to design it any way you want. You will have complete control over designing the floorplan to make it a perfect fit for you and your family. 

No bidding wars

Home buying is a fierce competition. When the market is hot, existing homes aren’t on the market for long. However, if you choose to build your own, there isn’t any competition among other home buyers, which means no stress about whether or not you will get the house. It’s already yours!

Move-in ready

 In a new home, everything has been made exactly how you want it. You won’t have to worry about upgrading any outdated sink fixtures or painting over old wallpaper because everything is new and modern. Since there aren’t any major modifications that need to be made, you can just move right in!

The feeling of starting fresh

Most people who are looking to purchase a house are excited about starting a new chapter in their life, but many of them don’t consider what it would be like to start completely from square one. Building a home and knowing that it’s all yours and no one else has lived there before you is amazing. It’s a feeling of starting from scratch without having to start off where the previous owners ended. You will be the first!

Download our Ultimate Guide to Home Building to learn even more reasons why you should build a custom home and how to get started.