Owning a home is an exciting journey, but also a difficult one – do you invest in a Vancouver home build or buy a ready-to-move-into home? While some homeowners prefer to purchase pre-built properties, others will prefer to invest in custom homes built from scratch. But what if you’re unsure of which path to take? We’ll take you through the pros and cons of buying a new home or investing in building one from scratch.
Things like location, features, size, price, and property tax all factor into your decision. Before signing any contracts, it’s important to take a good look at all of those elements.
Buying a Pre-Built Home
There are so many advantages to buying a house that is already designed, built, and ready to move into. It’s a convenient, significantly cheaper option, however, if the house isn’t brand new you’ll still have to invest money in renovations of outdated parts. If there are any particular features you would like, you’ll have to spend money to renovate those into the property.
In this case, a real estate agent will be your best friend. They’ll streamline the home purchasing process from start to finish, negotiating prices on your behalf, ensuring paperwork is completed and the home is inspected prior to the move-in date.
Regardless of its complexities, it’s a convenient option.
The Benefits of Building a Custom Home
Building a house from the ground-up might not be as convenient as purchasing an already built home, however, it has plenty of perks. A custom home will give you the opportunity to have all the features you like, built with the materials you’ve always wished for, for the home of your dreams.
- It’s Healthy: While older homes run the risk of having mould, asbestos, lead paint, and other hazardous substances, newer homes don’t. When building a home from scratch, our team will build it to the highest standards, laws, rules and regulations. This means no hazardous substances that could endanger your family or pets.
- It’s Energy-Efficient: New homes are built to meet the newest, most advanced energy codes when it comes to heating, cooling, ventilation, and insulation. This is essential, especially if you have an allergy or asthma sufferer in your family. Not to mention it will save you thousands of dollars annually.
- It’s Joy-Giving: Building the home of your dreams will give you a sense of satisfaction, fulfillment, and joy that can’t otherwise be attained when you purchase a pre-owned home or one that doesn’t meet your dreams and standards.
Whether you’re still on the fence about which decision to take or have already decided that building a custom home is the way to go, we’re here to help. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us about our Vancouver home build service to get started, learn more and get to know how we work.