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4 Reasons Why Building Is Better Than Buying

Are you ready for a new place to call home? Building a new home can be both exciting and scary, but it comes with a number of advantages over the pre-owned alternative.


It’s not easy to find an existing home with all of the features that you want and need for your family. When you do find one that fits, the competition for outbidding other buyers can be fierce. Fortunately, when you build new, you don’t have to deal with the stress and frustrations of home buying.


When you’re building a new home, it’s exactly that – new. It’s a clean slate for you to personalize every detail to fit your lifestyle and tastes.

It can take months, if not years, to fix up a pre-owned home exactly how you like, but with a newly built home, you and your custom home builder will create your home from the ground up. From the layout to the flooring, sinks and lighting, you call the shots and never have to settle for something that is “good enough.”


One of the most significant financial benefits from building new is the lack of maintenance you will need. With modern plumbing, appliances, heating and air, your new home will leave you with fewer unexpected out-of-pocket costs after you move in.

In addition, today’s homes are built with energy-efficiency in mind. Their modern construction and integration of advanced technology will end up saving you in the long run with lower monthly utility bills than if you were to purchase an existing home.


Part of building a new home is choosing the location of your property. Whether you own your own land or are searching for the perfect lot, we can build where you are. Our homes are also part of a number of Wichita-area communities with amazing amenities and nearby entertainment. When you build new, you have a better opportunity to choose where you want to be.

Ready to start planning your new custom home? Reach out to Paul Gray Homes today! Call us at 316-978-9047!