Considering all factors, buying an existing house is probably the easiest path toward getting your dream home. All you need to do is put up the money and go house-hunting.
Buying a home, however, will always feel less fulfilling than having a custom house built.
A home, after all, should reflect the personality of its owner, something which is not easy to achieve when your house is just something you took off the real estate market. With an existing house, the best you can do in terms of personalizing it is to spend a lot of money on remodeling.
Now if you’re going to go for an expensive remodeling on top of the cost of acquiring the house, why not just spend all that money on building a home that is keeping with all your preferences?
By building a custom home, you get to have the final say on every aspect of the project. Instead of putting up with the cheap kitchen countertop of an existing house, you can build your own kitchen with a granite countertop. Do you want more natural light? Then build a custom house with more windows, and skylights as well!
The ability to customize freely is just one of the many benefits of building your own house. Now if you’re leaning towards building a custom home, there are certain factors that you need to consider. Your dream house should be built by a builder who shares the same vision as you. As a result, building a home from scratch offers more benefits.