What It Costs to Build a Home

According to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the average square footage of a home in the United States (2021 data) is 2,594. The average cost to build a home this size is $296,652.

The Material Costs of Building

That average may look appealing, but there are a lot of factors that can quickly change it. The NAHB estimates that while the average cost of a new build is just under $300,000, the high-end estimate to build is closer to $416,000. 

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Should You Rent or Own Your Own Home Away From Home?

After ditching the humdrum of an everyday office job to develop a successful online fitness platform, I found out that working for yourself does not automatically afford you all the free time in the world to explore and travel like I’d hoped—at least, not initially. I spent several years building up a clientele until I had enough of a base to employ others to take care of the day-to-day practices that kept it in business.

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