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Building a Home Versus Buying an Existing Home

It’s an argument that seems to go around without any end in sight. It can be easy to think buying an existing house is the easier option, but there are numerous downsides to this approach. Building a house also has its drawbacks, but many substantial advantages  – here’s why.

Location is Paramount

Regardless of whether you are building a new home or buying an existing one, location is the most important feature to consider when you purchase property. What is the proximity of key services you use frequently, like the gym you like, beaches and the schools your children go to? Is there a forest nearby you can ride a mountain bike in or a shopping precinct with great breakfast cafes within walking distance? The location of your property will determine many aspects of your future life, perhaps most importantly your daily commute to and from work. Do your research on these factors and what is important to you before you purchase land or property to avoid future headaches.

Repairs or Leisure

After you have purchased property and finally moved into your new home it would be great if you could hang up your hat and not worry about the house for a long while. It can be a long drawn out process with many nuanced and frequently bothersome steps to reach the position of a home owner, the last thing you want to arrive at is a house that needs a serious makeover when you move in. Roofs, plumbing and electrical systems can all wear out over time, foundations can shift and heaven forbid rats could establish a colony in your floor space. The invisible costs of an older property can stack up quickly, making the bargain you thought you had purchased an expensive hassle to maintain. Considering how expensive it can be to purchase property in the first place, you might even find yourself in the unfortunate situation of needing to do repairs but being unable to afford them.

A New House is Peace of Mind

A new house comes with warranties on parts and labour and should be great straight out of the box, so to speak. It won’t tackle you with unforeseen costs and it can be built according to your specific design requirements. This means you can keep your hard earned dollars for the things which are important to you, like your next holiday or that new bike you have been dreaming about for years.

Talk to New Living Homes about a New House Today

New Living Homes are one of Sydney’s premier house designers with a large range of predesigned houses that can be built on your land. We also have house and land packages available all over the Sydney region. Call us today to book a display home inspection on 1300 366 766 or ask us questions online.


Building a New Living Home has given me confidence that I can easily embark on building a home rather than buying a place, and get a better house/ home rather than a small flat. But you have to choose a builder that KNOWS how to build, that builds exactly how the design dictates. A builder who can deliver what they say, when they say. A house that won’t look daggy in years to come is important too, and New Living Homes did just that. The overall investment has worked out well too, growing in value is a short period of time.


”The idea of our brand new home is still really sinking in as we never dreamt of building or ever own. A VERY big thank you to New Living Homes for giving us a brand new home! You’ve made our dreams real!”- Grevillea 4.1, Elegance Facade

L & M King

We would just like to say a massive thank you once again for all your help with the house. We moved in on the weekend and we are loving it ! So thank you for being part of the team that made our dream come true.

Belinda, Jordan Springs, Acacia 4 Urban

I love that my new home is mine!!!! There is nothing I don't love about it. The finishes are great and it is just perfect! I love showing it off to people and all of my friends and family love it and always compliment the design and workmanship.

B.M - Spring Farm  

‘’From the very beginning, our experience with New Living Homes has been nothing but amazing. From our very first meeting at Spring Farm, to the accounts team, to the pre-construction team, and our Construction Manager on site, nothing was ever an issue, or a question too stupid’’.

Rebecca & Steve - Jordan Springs 

‘’I have been extremely happy with my experience with New Living Homes and have told anyone and everyone about our build. Everything went smoothly and yes there were a few problems but our site manager sorted them out as quickly as he could.. Throughout all the build, nothing was too much trouble for our site manager’’

Debbie & Brian - Jordan Springs 

After hearing some horror stories of people building their homes we were fairly nervous to see how it would all
unfold however from the very first dealing with New Living Homes we could not fault a single thing. I would like to
give special mention to Emma from the Brooks Reach Display who was very accommodating with us pestering her
with what seemed like every week as we would be checking different things in the display home.

Tim & Kara - Flinders

My experience was excellent. This was the second house I have built in 4 years and the whole experience was a pleasure from start to finish. All of the sales team were very helpful and very responsive to each and every enquiry I had.

Damian & Lauren - Spring Farm 

Building with New Living Homes has been a pleasant and enjoyable journey so far, and we know we have Sandra to thank for this. Her customer service is second to none, and has made all the difference in building this time round. My husband and I just wanted to make sure recognition and praise was given where it is due. Thanks again for everything Sandra! We are looking forward to more builds with NLH. 

D.E, Marsden Park 

I always thought that building a house in Australia would be a nightmare like everyone told me but it was more than a pleasure as I was never troubled about anything. The process was as smooth as a butter.

Thank you guys, its because of your amazing team work, good flow of communication and the zeal to work hard to let people achieve their dreams, has gotten us what we really wanted. -

Monika & Mayur, Elara 

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