Written by, Michael Clemente 21/02/2019
There are pros and cons with both, everyone reading this will have their own circumstances to consider when making a decision.
After building my own house, I ask myself these questions from time to time, do I love my new house? Yes, love it.
Did I get it 100% right? Not really, I’d change a couple of things.
Was it worth it? No doubt, we’ve shared some great memories in this house with family and friends and have loved every minute of it and it’s ours.
If you’re asking a builder “Should I knock down and build or move into an established home?” the predictable answer is, knock down and build. However, this might not be right for you. I recommend when making big decisions you seek professional financial advice.
For me, life is about sharing magical moments with people, building relationships, sharing in laughter and reward for effort.
Always seek professional advice, speak to your financial adviser, talk to family and friends about the decision you’re considering, build a relationship with an honest Custom Home Builders in Adelaide that wants to work with you an not throw you under the bus, they will let you know if this is achievable or not. Remember, honesty is the key here, if you’re not sure about something, put your hand up, if you’re worried about something, let them know. It will make your experience better.
Will it be tough? I won’t lie, one day you’re living an ordinary super busy life, then next, you’re making decisions about colors here there and everywhere and the pressure can get to you sometimes. 6 to 8 months may seem like a long time to build a house, but surprisingly things are moving a million miles an hour and you can feel overwhelmed having to make so many decisions in your already busy life.
The ingredients for a successful build are:
Being mentally ready for it.
If you have partners involved, you must be on the same page.
Being financially ready.
Seek professional financial advice.
Have a list of pros and cons.
Work out your wants and needs in the house.
Have and idea of what you want.
Communication, communication, communication. Get your message across. Even if it’s not the right terminology, make sure you confirm.
Understand there will be hiccups.
But most of all enjoy it and have fun.