How is building more expensive than buying an existing home?I am want to have my own house built from the ground up,but I am reading everywhere that it is cheaper to buy an existing home.But how so?I see companies build new homes than sell for an outrageous jackup or a house that sold for hundreds of thousands dollars less a couple years earlier.December 10 2013 - 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.