When people are in need of change, it’s not always so easy to determine whether they want to remodel a house or build a new one from the ground up. For people living in Calgary, the idea of having a house built by professional inner city home builders may sound enticing to many, but on the other hand moving to a completely new neighbourhood may not appeal to all of them. While both ways come with their fair share of advantages and disadvantages, it is clear that people can’t have both. At the end of the day, which way is better? And why?
The truth is that there is no definite answer to that question as it tends to vary from family to family. Many factors will affect the final decision, including whether or not a family is ready to move away from the neighbourhood they might have known for years. Overall, building a new house also tends to be more expensive. While the remodelling process might be spread out over a period of several years (even months), the building process is a one-time process that may take up to a year before it is completed.
It is good to remember, however, that building a house from the ground up means a completely new, personalized experience. For many (adventurous) people, this is completely priceless. If you can afford to wait (and if you are ready to cushion the costs associated with building a house), then by all means do so. Be prepared for several headaches along the way, but the final result is bound to exceed your expectations.