Pros and Cons of Custom Home Building

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Building a custom home will present many challenges, so it’s vital that you know what you are in for and that you have found the right person to build with. Wiltrack Construction is more than a crew that builds homes. We want to make sure that you are making the best decision for you. As such, it’s important that you look at the pros and cons of building a custom home before you get started with designing and buying. 

Positives of Building a Custom Home

In today’s market, there are a few things that make building a custom home better than buying a home from someone else. Taking a look to see how these four things weigh against the negatives can help you determine what’s best for you.

Less Competition

In most housing markets, the sellers get the best deals meaning you end up spending more for the same house due to another bidding on it. However, a custom home doesn’t have this competition, meaning you can get more for your money. 

Minimal Maintenance

When you buy a home that’s older, you have to spend more to take care of it. However, a new custom home in Florida will cost you less for preventative maintenance. For example, the home you buy could have a ten-year-old air conditioner that goes out within months of buying it. On the other hand, the home your build has a new air conditioner that will last you for decades to come. 

Lower Bills

When you build a home, you can ensure that the latest in energy-saving materials are present. Take a look at better insulation, better appliances, and more efficient heating and cooling systems. 


A custom home allows you to personalize your home to your exact needs. Buying a home means compromising on many features. For example, if you want both an open layout and a mudroom, you might have to settle for one or the other to end up in the right area of town. However, building a home could get you all of those things and more.

Negatives of Building a Custom Home

While there are a lot of great things about building a custom home, not everything is perfect. Knowing what makes the process more complicated leads to knowing the best solution for your family.


If you are looking for a fast move, then building a home won’t be the option for you. While buying and moving into a pre-built home can take a few weeks, building a home can take months depending on the size and local market.


While there are a lot of cost-saving things about a new home, they do cost more than older homes in many cases. Thinking about the upgrades, customization, and your budget will let you know if buying or building is the right thing for your financial future.


While finding a pre-built home in any given neighborhood is easy, finding a lot isn’t always that simple. If you have a very narrow area that you can live within, then thinking about your needs and where undeveloped land is will help you make the final decision. 

Wiltrack Construction & Development Group, LLC specializes in providing high quality construction services for our neighbors in Florida. Contact us for a free quote on your next project.

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