Is it better financially to build my own house or to buy a house and fix it up?

I'm a architect and a historic preservation specialist, so while I would absolutely LOVE the opportunity to design my own home (which I can then use as a model for potential clients,) I am also a fervent proponent for adaptive reuse and preservation, so I would be up for finding a house that fits our needs and then renovating it to become our dream home.

We would be selling my husband's childhood home and using the profits (over $120,000) to go towards buying/ building our new house. This would be right around the time I have finished paying all of my student loans and will finally start trying to have a family.

I'm from Indiana, and plan on living in the Louisville area, so approximately $100,000 in the real estate market would pay for at least 1/3 of our mortgage or the cost of designing and building our own house from the ground up.

4 Answers

Such a great click

The modus operandi includes a variety of strides, for instance, financing, seeing house, making offers, custom assignment service UK, home appraisal and conclusion the somewhere to live of having the ability to move in right away is sufficiently persuasive for some individuals to choose a current home over a construct.


i know itz crazy but no mean comments, i actually want to build a house in my back yard, it is VERY large 4 a house cuz i want my own rules, i can buy CAB-ACE= i like for mt house but how can i make one? where do i begin my dad is good at making houses and stuff so it would be kinda easy soo how can i start with and what kindz of stuff can i buy, also my friend will move in with me no mean comments please


Despite the fact that the procedure includes various strides, for
example, financing, seeing homes, making offers, home assessments and
shutting the accommodation of having the capacity to move in immediately
is sufficiently convincing for some individuals to pick a current home
over a construct. pay someone to do your assignment

Your answer

Thanks for contributing an answer to Personal Finance & Money!

  • Please be sure to answer the question.
  • Make sure to provide sources for your information such as references or personal experience.

But avoid

  • Asking for help, clarification, or responding to other answers.
  • Making statements based on opinion.


[years] years ago


971 times


Jun 16 at 10:21

Your Recent History
Gulf Keyst..
FTSE 100
UK Sterlin..
Stocks you've viewed will appear in this box, letting you easily return to quotes you've seen previously.

Register now to create your own custom streaming stock watchlist.