Should You Build Or Buy Your Calgary Home?

Posted by on Friday, February 20th, 2015 at 8:32pm.

Have you ever thought of building your own home? Would you prefer to have a simple transaction and simply purchase a pre-made home? There are a lot of pros and cons to both sides and you should be well aware of them before starting your venture.


When you buy your home it is a straight-forward transaction that involves a lot of money -but not a lot of time. You will not have to get involved in the long and tedious process of purchasing materials, a property and getting the manual work done.

When you buy a house, however, you won’t have the benefit of seeing your home designed exactly as you would like it. You’ll have choices between houses but will not have the option of custom-building and designing the layout.


Building your own home is a huge undertaking. It has a lot of positive aspects to it but most people don’t find that it is worth the time and effort. You will get to design and custom build your home in such a way that it meets all of your dream home expectations. You will be able to choose the exact spot to build it and will be able to make executive decisions on things like what side of the property to build on, how big the backyard will be and other things like the garage and driveway size. You will most likely end up saving money since it usually costs less to build.

Building your own home also has a negative side as well. You will be burdened with the decisions and choices and will need to devote a lot of time to the project. Patience will be important if you decide to build your own place.

When it comes to making the decision of whether or not to build or buy your Calgary home you’ll have a lot to consider. It will be a very difficult choice for many and easy for others. Building is a long-term project and you’ll need to be sure that you’re committed to the end. If you are, you can end up with your dream home and save some money at the same time.

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