In recent years, there has been a growing trend towards customers wanting to build their own house instead of moving into a pre-built home, no matter the developer’s reputation. In light of this, many major players in the sector have started offering plotted developments, wherein the developer only has to ensure that the plot you chose and the community structures (amenities, green spaces) are built to welcome and host your dreams.
So, what should you choose? That depends on a few things and each decision comes with its own pros and cons. Let’s look at it from the prism of plotted developments and compare them with pre-built homes, discussing the intricacies of both.
1. Customisation & Upgrades: The obvious advantage of building your own home is that the level of customisation on offer is unmatched. Want the backyard garden to have more space? Do you need to put in a basement that will address parking issues? These are issues that you can holistically address, right from the start. Customisation doesn’t just apply to the paints you choose or the curtains you put up, it extends to every minute detail that goes into every brick that’s placed.
2. Up to Code: If you’re purchasing a pre-built home, especially one that’s a few years old or just started construction a while ago, you may have to take a close look at whether the building meets all the current governmental regulations. There are also major upgrades taking place in the fields of home security solutions and energy efficiency. Building your own home allows you to make sure your house doesn’t fall foul of any rules and is ready for the future that you want to build within its walls.
3. It’s all yours: The sense of satisfaction derived from completing a house that matches every little request you had is unmatched. The new-home smell, that no one else has stepped foot on your carpet. This is your creation that matches your style and personality, that you created from scratch.
4. Efforts: In this regard, it would obviously be much better to move into a ready house. Picking the right materials, hiring the right contractors, deciding everything from paint schemes to interior patterns might turn out a little overwhelming for a casual homebuyer. While it goes without saying that a perfectionist wouldn’t mind putting in the effort to build their dream house, you may want to opt for a pre-built home if you aren’t feeling up to the challenge.
5. Time: Moving into a ready home is much faster and hassle-free when compared to building your own. If you’re in a rush, whether it’s due to family needs or something equally important, you shouldn’t waste time in planning and building your house from scratch.
6. Costs: Building your own home will cost noticeably more than buying a ready home. Experienced developers know exactly where to source their materials from and have built long-lasting relations with these suppliers. Therefore, they will be able to build and sell you the house at a cost much lower than what you would have spent.
So, there are pros and cons to both options, but a lot of people in recent years have begun to move towards building their own homes on plotted developments created by trustworthy developers. In an era where almost everything can be personalised, it’s no surprise that people have taken this option. If you think that you would like to build your own home, give us a call and we’ll tell you how we can make that happen for you!