Buying or building a new home can be an intimidating prospect, but there are lots of upsides to starting from scratch. You’ll get to make choices about aesthetic details—like finishes, flooring and décor—and larger factors like location and square footage that simply wouldn’t be possible with an existing, older home.

In this infographic, we’ll show you a few reasons purchasing a new home—or building one of your own—might be the right decision for you and your family.

Benefits of Buying or Building a New Home