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Compare Your Options

Building a new home with UBuildIt is a great choice for many people… but it’s not right for everyone.

Help Me Understand My Options For A New Home

Use the chart below to help understand the “pros” and “cons” of each of the 5 major options you have when choosing a new home. When you meet with us in person, we’ll answer any questions and help you make the best choice for your family.

Compare Your Housing Options

Build Yourself With UBuildItBuild Yourself Without UBuildItHire A Custom BuilderBuy a New Tract HomeBuy An Existing Home
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Best For People Who…
  • Want absolute control of the project
  • Want to move in with equity
  • Have 5 to 10 hours a week to manage
  • DO NOT have extensive construction experience
  • Want absolute control of the project
  • Want to move in with equity
  • Have 15 to 30 hours a week to manage
  • DO have extensive construction experience
  • Don’t have time or interest to be involved during construction
  • Don’t mind paying more for someone else to manage
  • Are on a tighter budget
  • Don’t want to bother with building
  • Want a new home
  • Need to move in quickly
  • Don’t want to bother with building
  • Need to move in quickly
  • Want to live in a more established area
Worst For People Who…Don’t want to be involved with the day to day process of buildingDon’t have extensive construction experienceWant complete control over the building processWant a unique homeWant a new home
Biggest AdvantagesGet the home you want with instant equity but with no experience necessaryGet the home you want with instant equityHands-off, others handle the detailsAffordable and quick move-inQuick move-in
Biggest DisadvantagesTakes 5 to 10 hours a weekTakes 15 to 30 hours a weekCost overruns, timing problems, overall costCookie-cutter homeOlder home, there may or may not be a big selection
Biggest Warning…Hope you like having instant equity and living in a home that’s exactly what you wanted!You’d better know what you’re doing or things could go very wrong!Get your checkbook out, change orders can be expensiveHope you weren’t counting on a very unique home, there’s 3 more like yours on the block!You’d better hope there are a lot of homes on the market to choose from!
Instant Equity: When you move into your new home, there’s a good chance your home will be worth more than you actually paid for it.good-60pxgood-60pxdanger-60pxdanger-60pxdanger-60px
Satisfaction: You get the great feeling that comes from knowing that YOU built your own home!good-60pxgood-60pxdanger-60pxdanger-60pxdanger-60px
Upgrades: You can add many upgrades to your home and still pay less than market value overall.good-60pxgood-60pxdanger-60pxdanger-60pxdanger-60px
Get What You Want:You get everything exactly the way you want it, including the plans, materials, finish out, appliances, etc.good-60pxgood-60pxwarning-60pxdanger-60pxdanger-60px
Location: Your house is right where you want it to be located.good-60pxgood-60pxwarning-60pxwarning-60pxwarning-60px
Availability: You can move in right away!warning-60pxdanger-60pxdanger-60pxgood-60pxgood-60px
Home Built Right:You have the confidence that your home was built right and won’t cause you any undue problems.good-60pxwarning-60pxwarning-60pxwarning-60pxwarning-60px
Done on Time: You’ll be able to move in when you thought you would.good-60pxwarning-60pxdanger-60pxgood-60pxgood-60px
Done Within Budget:You won’t pay a lot more than you had expected.good-60pxwarning-60pxdanger-60pxgood-60pxgood-60px
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