Though house prices have surged, people still prefer to buy a new home rather than building a house from scratch.

• Building a new house in a major centre could net you on average around $150k in capital gain, new research suggests.

• Property research firm homes.co.nz has looked at the gap between the cost of a new section & the median price of a new house.

• It found that in Auckland, Wellington & Queenstown, new homes typically sold for around $600k more than an empty section.

• However, building new could be stressful, & it adds variables to your life including delays, unforeseen earthworks, hidden costs & the people involved in the build.

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