It would really depend on the type of home you were building, where the lot was located and if you were building the property as an investment or a long term home to live in. There are many different areas of Algonquin. Some with newer homes, some with older homes.
Algonquin is undergoing a tremendous amount of growth and it is a wonderful area to live in. I am a resident of Algonquin myself and Love the area and all that it has to offer.
If you are looking for a great area to move into, Algonquin is one of the great areas to move into. It offers good schools, close to shopping and so much more.
If you would like additional information on this area to help you make your decision, please don't hesitate to let me know.