New VS Used
It's a question I'm asked on a weekly basis by my clients " should we buy a new home or is it better to buy an older home " & I often find myself on both sides of the spectrum. There are many benefits of buying a new house but there are also benefits to buying an older house as well; it really all depends on what you want out of the home. Is it the location that you desire most or do you want everything in your home to be new and just how you wanted it.
Customizing home to ones needs:
Homebuilders will often let buyers help design the property; it helps create a living space that is tailored to their tastes.
Features of new homes hold up better than those of older homes, which may have years of wear and tear
Today’s new homes are built specifically to minimize maintenance requirements.
Did you know that many new homes are actually a lot cheaper to purchase than older homes due to the construction cost, also it seems to be a trend but homebuilders are making the yards much smaller which means the maintenance of the yard is less work. Another great thing about buying a new home is you have to worry less about repairs such as replacing the roof or fixing the plumbing, also you will see much more modern appliances such as dishwashers, wine coolers, media rooms and even gym rooms. Everyone is " going green" you will find many new homes that are being built for energy efficiency, this will help you save on your electrical bill each month. Some reason’s why buying a new home may be right for you!
Check my next post for all the pros of buying an older home!
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