Buying VS. Building: Which House Suits You?


Modern single-story house with a double garage and landscaped front yard.

Are you looking to buy a home? If yes, you may be wondering whether to build a new home or buy a used house. Based on the fact that the prices of buying a new home can be high, your first option might be to purchase a pre-existing residence. However, you might be surprised by how much you might save if you decide to build your own. One of the best things about building a home is you can have your wants and desires satisfied.

Here are some things to keep in mind when thinking about building a new home versus buying an existing home.

Your home will be healthier

Not surprisingly, one of the primary concerns of modern homeowners is the health and safety of their family. When you build a new home, you can choose healthy building materials that are less toxic or reclaimed. Unlike purchasing a pre-existing house, there are no hidden dangers such as allergens or mould, or toxic substances such as lead paint or asbestos.

It’ll be built to code and protected by a Lifetime Structural Guarantee

Buying an existing home means that it is built to Australian Standards during the time of its construction. These building standards address concerns that include public health and safety and environmental protection. With a new build, your home will be built following strict building industry standards.

It will reduce your maintenance costs

When building a new home, you get to install everything new. That means there are no hidden costs that might be incurred when making home upgrades since you won’t have to worry about replacements, repairs, or maintaining your home.

Your home will be more energy-efficient

Newly built homes typically have more insulation, less air infiltration, and better air conditioning equipment—which all adds up to lower energy consumption and improved comfort when compared to older existing homes. Not to mention, the latest energy-efficient appliances will cut down on your energy bills.

Built how you want it

Unlike buying a pre-existing home, you get to decide the home design you want to integrate into your house from the start. You have control over everything – from your floor plan to your landscaping and everything in between. This also means that you won’t have to spend a hefty amount of money remodelling the house to open the kitchen or create additional storage, for example.

You are going to love your new custom home on the inside and out since everything will be customised to fit your lifestyle!

To learn how GW Homes can help you build the custom home of your dreams, give us a call at 07 3393 1399.

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