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New or Previously Owned?

What kind of home are you looking to buy? New construction or previously owned? There are advantages to each approach.

Previously owned pros
  • You may not have the option to purchase or build a new construction home in your desired neighborhood. If location is a top priority, buying a resale home may be your only choice.

  • Established neighborhoods sometimes provide a stronger community base than newer developments.

  • Mature landscaping, including larger trees are typically not available with new construction homes.

  • Most home owners sell a property with all necessary appliances included, so you know the home is move-in, live-in ready.
New construction pros
  • Modern floor plans typically include popular room types and layouts that might not be available in older homes.

  • When you buy a new home, you often have the opportunity to choose the appliances you want and pick custom details like flooring options, window treatment, paint colors, etc. (Though these choices/upgrades usually come with additional cost.)

  • New homes are often constructed with energy-efficient materials and system including insulation, windows and heating/cooling systems.

  • Home builders often offer added protection to homebuyers by offering a home warranty.
If you would like additional information on which option might be your best choice or are ready to look at homes, please call or email me. I would be happy to help you!