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Hawaii Housing: Should You Hire a Contractor or Buy an Existing Home? April 24, 2017

Kailua, Koolaupoko
Hawaii Housing: Should You Hire a Contractor or Buy an Existing Home?, Koolaupoko, Hawaii

The idea of moving to a new home in Hawaii is exciting, but it also brings with it a massive amount of important decisions. Chief among them is whether you should buy an existing house or hire a contractor to build a new one. There are pros and cons to both, and whether you end up starting from scratch or remodeling, R. Clary Builders of Kailua, HI, will be able to help. Before you get started, let's take a look at what the process of building in Hawaii entails.

Building vs. Buying Homes in Hawaii

Little introduction is needed if you're set on buying a home in Hawaii. Depending on your budget, you'll either end up with a move-in ready house or one that requires some renovation. Building a house, on the other hand, is a more complicated matter. Your first concern will be finding land, which isn't as easy as it sounds. Available properties tend to be spread out sparingly, so you may end up having to negotiate with someone who already owns a vacant lot.

contractorOnce you secure land, you will need to generate home design plans, find a reliable contractor, and secure all the necessary permits before construction can begin. From the land itself to the materials, the price of home construction adds up fast. With that in mind, you might be tempted to build your own house. While this is doable, you'll likely want to hire contractors for the more complicated aspects of the project, including electrical work and plumbing.

For those looking to cut down on the stress that comes along with such a large project, package homes are a great middle ground between buying a home and building from the ground up. You will find high-quality options and all the necessary contractor expertise to back them up when you choose R. Clary Builders. They serve the entire island of Oahu and always complete their projects on time and within the allotted budget. Visit them online for a look at their latest projects and more, and call (808) 263-4463 to discuss your project today. You can also find their team on Facebook.

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