Your own house: Build or buy a completed one

Build or buy

Having own house is a dream for many people. You don’t need to pay a landlord, you can decorate your residence as you wish. Let’s figure out which is better – to construct a house from scratch or buy a ready-built one.

Build or Buy?

There are two ways to become the owner of your own place: buy a newly built or old house (find yours at Better Estimate), or construct it yourself. Each decision has its supporters and opponents.

Buying a ready-made house you can immediately move into it. There is no need to wait until the construction is over, no need to pay rent for other housing. Problems with paperwork and the selection of a suitable option can be solved by contacting a reliable real estate agency.

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Build or buy

There are no fewer arguments for self-construction. By giving preference to this method, the future owners themselves choose materials, monitor the project creation, control the construction process and pick the design of the house. As a result, everything is taken into account.

Benefits of purchasing a finished house

  • It is enough to buy a house, spend money on moving, and purchasing the necessary furniture and appliances.
  • No need to pay rent while building. You can move in right away.
  • Fast sale and purchase transaction. Paperwork will not be a big hassle.
  • No need to spend time monitoring all stages of the construction process and the work of specialists.
  • Fixed cost of the acquired property. The final price is known, and it won’t increase.


  • Doubts about the quality. You haven’t chosen or controlled the materials used in the construction.
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  • When buying an old house, there is a risk of “surprises”. The previous owner may be silent about unresolved problems. Therefore, ask a professional to help you with the choice. So that the cost of repairs won’t exceed the cost of housing in the future.
  • Time spent looking for the best option may increase depending on the requirements of the buyer.
  • All dreams are unlikely to be realized. You will have to compromise when choosing a finished building.

Benefits of building your own house

  • You can build a house according to your project.
  • You can make all your dreams and desires come true, making the house comfortable for any family member.
  • You choose all the materials yourself.
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  • You control all stages of construction.

  • You create a unique interior and landscape design of the attached territory.


  • You won’t be able to move in quickly. The construction and beautification will take some time.
  • Funds may not be enough with improper budget planning. It will significantly affect the timing and quality of construction.
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  • The biggest costs are for the purchase and supply of materials, which are constantly becoming more expensive. Even after the completion of the main stages of construction, the owner will still have to spend money on finishing works, landscaping, etc.
  • When building a house, you have to pay for rental housing in parallel. After all, it will take a long time to move to a new residential facility.
New construction

Many homeowners find that buying a ready-built house is an easier and more cost-effective solution. Those who chose to construct a house on their own are ready to present their arguments.

If you still have any doubts, we recommend you study specialized sites, forums, consult with professionals and contact proved masonry contractors, visit specialized exhibitions. Both solutions have their pros and cons. And the choice is always yours!

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