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Old 04-23-2012, 02:38 PM   #9
Maritime Q-Scout
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Location: God's Country (aka Cape Breton Island)

I'm a little ways away from taking the leap into owning my own home (although not that far off).

I've been toying with the idea of building rather than buying. However, I don't really know what the cost to build would necessarily be, and how that compares to buying.

I realize that asking a Calgary based realtor isn't going to help me with approximate price, as the markets, and options, and builders would be quite different out there than out here. That said, I would imagine the variance from one to the other is probably about par (ie: it costs +/- X% to build than to buy).

Have you noticed a big difference between building and buying? I can imagine the pros/cons but without having a base of price I don't think I can properly weigh them.

I guess what I'm getting at is how do I go about looking at building costs and comparing them?

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