is building a new house worth it

Property is one of the biggest purchases anyone can make in life, making the switch from renting and taking on the responsibility of home ownership challenging at times, so is building a new house worth it?

Here are 3 reasons why building a new house is a good investment:

  1. It’s yours, in every way possible. You pick the land, you pick the floorplan, you pick the paint, the bricks, you pick everything. This means the home is made exactly how you want it with no previous tenants or owners. You get to decide how your new home looks and what kind of style to go for. You can have customisations built-in to your new home instead of demolishing parts of a pre-existing home. You’re also guaranteed that you have everything brand new. Unlike a pre-existing house, there won’t be any surprises in your home and you will have a defect liability period to fix all the small things you may notice in your newly built home.
  2. You can build your home where you want it. You might find the perfect existing home but in the wrong location, which can make day-to-day life difficult. When building your own home, you can decide to knock down an existing house in a location you love or find a block of land in a new estate where all new schools and shopping centres are being built. Both options allow you to dictate your lifestyle and ensure that your needs are not only met now but in the future as well.
  3. Builders will guide you through the process. Home builders, like us, have built many homes before, we learn all about the area you’re building in and have a wealth of knowledge on the requirements of the area long before you come to us to build. We’ll guide you through every step of the process and make sure no stone is left unturned. When you get the keys to your new home, you can be certain that there will be no nasty surprises. With Meridian Homes, you’ll always have someone to call when you’ve got questions about your new home.

For more information on how to plan a new home build, see our New Homes Guide.

Now you can answer with confidence the next time someone asks you, “Is building a new house worth it?”. While building a new home can seem like a big daunting task, it is definitely worth your time and money. As long as you’ve chosen the right builder who is honest and meets your expectations, building a new house will give you a space where you can create countless family memories for years to come.

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