Pedregal de Cabo San Lucas is the Best Real Estate Investment.
Owning a home is for many the culmination of a dream: to know that after the planning, saving and different options to choose from, your efforts are one step closer to reality.
Leaving aside the “dreamy” part, certain doubts arise: What is more convenient? Buying a house already built? Or should I find a lot and build upon my needs? What should I do?
We asked Architect Alejandro Magaña, from AXM Arquitectos, his opinion about the advantages of building a home, and here is what he said:
In a house that has already been lived in, was designed and thought for its original owners, the new owners tend to adapt to it or adapt it to their needs, which is functional for many. But no matter what the original plan is, the property must be comfortable for everyday activities, functional to all its residents and must reflect the owner’s personality to truly make it home.
The most important reason to build a house is to make it match one’s needs, and if you aren’t finding what you want in homes building is a great option. As we grow old and evolve, our habits, customs and preferences deepen within our routine and our house must accommodate us, our family, friends and even pets. From small things such as which side of the bed is our favorite, if I want to wake with the first daylight, where we like to read, to relax, to enjoy a good movie… all these situations facilitate our routine, making our house an extension of our activities. It is the architect that must translate these feelings, needs and customs into a plan. His job is to interpret and sort out the technical and esthetics demands of the client.
Another reason to build are the costs and saving one might have; when building a house all the fixtures, maintenance and improvements are not to be considered until years later; a new house comes with warranties and the utmost satisfaction of having everything brand new. You must also consider the characteristics of the terrain, basic structure of the house, local or imported materials and so on.
Alejandro finalizes with the following comment: when building you will be able to know and control the quality of the materials for the final result. Although it can mean a considerate saving, ultimately it will depend on the finishes you choose for your property.
Whether buying already built or building to your needs, it is important that your personal signature is visible in every corner of the house throughout art, colors and furniture, this is what ultimately turns a house, any house, into a home!
If you are interested in building, your architect should be able to assist you with managing the construction so you don’t have to worry about the details. We recommend periodic meetings so he/she can give you a prompt update in the construction and costs for a realistic finishing date.
As Pedregal realtors we know the community better than anyone! Ask us about the different architects and builders that are familiar with the development and can help you in your needs.