The pros and cons of building vs. buying

If you’re trying to decide whether you’d like to build or buy an existing house then we definitely feel for you— it’s a common question we deal with every day! That’s why we’ve revised a list of pros and cons for those trying to make the big decision. Consider the following:

Building new


Building from scratch means you're avoiding a lot of annoying nuances: this repairs...renovations...moving walls...plumping. You get exactly what you want including the perfect floor plan you've been dreaming of. Everything can be planned, from coordinates and positioning of your living space to colours, to preferred materials. 

If you've started to think "green" then building means you score the energy efficient advantage you're vying for, and that's because self-built homes are known for lower utility bills!

Technology is a huge plus too; your home can be built with the latest and greatest including wiring, cable, alarm systems, NBN Broadband, automatic functionalities, and more!

Byt the way, who doesn't love the new house smell? 


If you’re a busy bee then you probably don't have tons of time to coordinate with construction, decorating, landscaping and so on. Buying an already built home alternatively means you may have a lot more time to do the things you'd like to put first. But the pro to this is that at Brunslea Park, we're here to help the whole way and make it an easy and exciting experience for you!



An existing home may be built exactly where you want it to be and if you're a picky person, then this might be your preferred option. Have you always wanted to buy a home with years of history and character? Existing houses might be the right choice for you. Another plus is that buying an existing house could mean you have more negotiating power meaning you could score a pretty good price without the delay of having to wait for the home to be built.


If your place is a bit older then the technology might not exactly be up to date. Items might not be working up to par and you might have to invest in repairs and redecorating. Sometimes you can't initially tell if everything is operating efficiently so you could inevitably end up spending time on plumbing, heating, loose cupboards and handles, broken tiles and more. 

Does the place not quite match your imagination? You might have to renovate which can cause a few extra headaches. 

Whether you decide to build from scratch or buy brand new, we wish you all the best! Good luck!

Cristy Houghton