Hey, so I’ve been looking into buying a house lately!
Have you seen the prices? They’re unreal! I’m not sure of exactly where you are from but here in Australia the average cost of a pre-existing home is 0ver $450,000 in a major city. Even out in the country the cost of a pre-existing may be anywhere up to $400,000 or even far higher if you encapsulate views and mountains or streams.
As a young person today I cannot see how I will be able to afford the cost of a home in my local area. As te population grows and grows I hear from many different people how they cannot buy in the areas where they grew up. Is this fair? Is it right? Or is it just the way of the world?
Inevitably when the population grows then the demand for housing in inner-city locations grows up. But, due to the housing approval process in ths country and also the lack of development stock, there are just not enough new dwelling being built. And, as such, the cost of pre-existing dwellings or houses goes north.
One option for the budget conscious is to utilise the services of a kit home manufacturer. A kit home is a house that has been purchased and designed through a specific company who will handle all the procurement and transport process. So you don’t have to worry about having a builder and other tradesmen build your house from the ground up. If you want you can actually get in there and do much of the construction yourself. What this means is that you can save valuable time and money in the constuction process. So, with a kit home in mind you will be able to purcahse the required land and possible build a new home for cheaper than the cost of buying a pre-existing dwelling.
Of course, a kit home will not be everyone’s cup of tea. Infact, the majority of people will most likely choose not to have a kit home. This is not because of the cost or quality of build. But rather that most people will not understand, nor have the skills to participate in the construction process, missing out on the valuable savings that may be had.
So if you are thinking of buying or building a house. I strongly recommend you find a local kit home manufacturer and hear what they have to say.