As a first time home buyer, is it smarter to build or buy?Both my wife and I are in the architecture / construction industry and have architecture degrees. So the related design decision and construction headaches are something we are more than familiar with and able to handle. My question relates more to how feasible is it for a first time buyer to attain enough credit to build a home or is it just a smarter move to buy an existing house for the time being. March 26 2014 - US00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.