Buy or Build? The Builder's Guide


A house is more than just a structure. It's an extension of who you are. It's the place to raise your family, dream your dreams, and live them out to the fullest. Long after the concrete, wood, and glass make a house, the family makes a home and you come to cherish the place where laughter fills the air, sad moments come and go, and memories are made.

My deepest desire for the people whose homes I build is to someday be invited back so we can visit together and reflect on all the memories that have been created in this space that was once nothing more than a dream. It would be a treasure to feel the fullness in the air that holds all the laughter, tears, and memories of years gone by and share together what life has brought.

There are few things as personal as your home. Making the choice to build a custom home can be one of life's most rewarding adventures. I want you to have the best possible experience in your home building process.
Here's to building your dreams.......

Should I build a custom home or buy a home that the builder already has built and is for sale. To help you decide answer these ten important questions. Be very honest. Keep in mind that there are no right or wrong answers. You're simply trying to determine the best course of action at this point in your life.

  1. Do I have a hard time making decisions?
  2. Once I make a decision, do I struggle with wanting to change it?
  3. Am I a perfectionist?
  4. Is my schedule so busy it's difficult to find time to do the things I enjoy?
  5. Does uncertainty and lack of control add stress to my life?
  6. Am I regularly disappointed by interactions with other people?
  7. Do I handle conflict well?
  8. Do I have some available time in my life for the next several months?
  9. Am I realistic enough to recognize that things aren't always perfect?
  10. Is our family life stable enough to handle the additional activity?

If you answered "no" to the first six questions, and "yes" to the last four, you're ready to build. If not, you may want to consider a home that the builder has already built and it's move in ready.

Carefully consider the decision to buy or build before beginning the design/build process. The bottom line is:

  • Meet with your builder and discuss budget.
  • Make sure you find a competent builder.
  • Don't sign a contract with a builder you don't like, trust, or respect.
  • Realistically expect to get three out of four components from your homebuilder. Quality, Speed, Service, or Price. Decide what's important to you. Don't make the mistake of thinking you can have all four qualities in one builder. A Lexus is priced differently than a Ford. If you pay Ford pricing and expect Lexus quality and performance, you are setting yourself up for disappointment and conflict. Know what's important to you and adjust your expectations. Just be sure to select your builder based on what you truly value.
  • Find the balance between what you want and what you need in a home and always keep resale in mind.
  • Build within your means so your dream home doesn't become a financial nightmare.
  • For a more enjoyable building experience, make all your selections before construction begins.
  • Be sure to ask your lender to outline all the fees associated with closing your home loan.
  • Last but not least, Don't sweat the small stuff; let your builder do that.

Energy Star Certified Homes

Veatch Construction is proud to offer new homes that have earned the ENERGY STAR® label. The ENERGY STAR label means that your new home has been designed and built to standards well above other homes in the market today. It means better quality, better comfort, and better durability. It also means that your new home is a better value for today, and a better investment for tomorrow. The ENERGY STAR label gives you the peace of mind that your home has undergone a better process for inspections, testing, and verification to ensure that it meets strict requirements set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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The Question: To Build or Buy?

Veatch Construction wants to make sure you make the right decision for your situation and budget. That’s why we’ve included this important BUILDER’S GUIDE that will help you accurately weigh the benefits of building versus buying a home.

Build or Buy

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Phone: 432-664-4545

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Midland, TX 79710