It's an age-old question: Is it better to build a home, or buy one that’s already on the market? The answer isn't always so clear-cut. Both options have their advantages. Building a house is the best way to get exactly what you want, right down to the kitchen tile. Buying a home might can mean compromising on your wish list of features, but it offers the immediate gratification of moving in more quickly. Before you decide whether to build or buy, ask yourself five important questions.