Buying New Over Existing

April 2nd, 2013

Congratulations!  You’ve decided to purchase a home!  Along with deciding how many bedrooms you need and what paint colors you like, you need to decide if you want an existing home or new construction.  While existing homes may have the charm of antique fixtures, they also may come with poor plumbing and/or dated bathroom tiles making new construction beneficial in many ways.

Buying New vs Existing Home

  • Less worry about hidden issues.  New homes can ease your mind about foundation problems, leaky roofs, or weak supports compromising structural integrity.
  • Lower maintenance costs.  Your existing home could be decades old with poor insulation, drafty windows and doors, and old, energy sapping appliances.  These can add up to costly repairs and heating bills.  Not to mention that any warranties for these products may be expired.
  • Move-in ready.  With a new home, you don’t have to worry about improvements, just move right in and decorate as you please.
  • Latest design trends and materials.  New homes are updated and most likely have the latest design trends, materials, and are more energy efficient.

As long as you choose the right builder with a quality reputation, buying a new home can be a worry-free experience.