Rainy Lake, Minnesota
3181 US-53
International Falls, MN 56649
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Should You Build a Custom Home or Buy an Existing One? October 29, 2018

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Should You Build a Custom Home or Buy an Existing One?, Rainy Lake, Minnesota

When you’re looking for a new place to live, you can search for a home that meets most of your needs and then remodel it, or you can build your perfect custom home from the ground up. Both options have their merits, so consider your needs and preferences to find the option that works best for your family. Here are some of the most important things to consider when deciding whether to buy or build.

Building a Custom Home or Renovating an Existing One

Compare the Costs

When you buy an existing home, you need to consider the cost of the house, taxes, insurance, closing costs, and what your ideal renovation might cost. With a custom home, you’ll have similar costs, but you won’t need to worry about any renovations. Additionally, with a newly built house, everything will be new, so less items will need replaced as quickly as an older house, and more parts of your new home will be under warranty.                                                                                                                                                           

Consider Your Timeline

Building a house can take several months after you close on the land and finalize other details. If you need to move into a new place quickly, it may be beneficial to just find an existing home and have some minor remodeling done. For many homeowners seeking to build, the ability to customize everything is worth it, so some choose to rent temporary housing to take advantage of the benefits of building.

Look at Your Preferences

Do you have a very specific idea of how you want your home to look, or are you more open to different styles? If your preferences tend to line up with the homes that are already in your target location, you may be able to make do with purchasing an existing structure. However, if you have specific tastes, building a custom home can help you make sure you get everything on your wish list and that it all looks exactly the way you want it to.

Whether you need builders for a new custom home or a smaller remodeling project, Up North Builders, Inc. in International Falls, MN, can help. Their team of licensed, bonded, and insured professionals has the skills and experience to complete your home remodeling project to your exact specifications. This general contractor has been serving the communities of International Falls, Littlefork, Rainy Lake, and Lake Kabetogama for more than 20 years. To inquire about your next building project, call (218) 285-3635, or reach out to the team online.

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