Existing Home versus New Construction

One of the first questions for home buyers to consider when searching for a new home is whether they want an existing home or to build a new home. Either way you go, The Home Buyers, Inc. can help.Besides all our services when you’re searching for an existing home, we offer a valuable and complete range of new construction services.

Sweat Equity versus Turn-key Convenience

When you’re wondering whether new construction or a new home is right for you – it might help to consider the following:

Advantages to Buying an Existing Home

Among the advantages to buying an existing home, they usually:

  • Cost less per square foot.
  • Are located in established neighborhoods. As a result, they may offer a greater sense of community than new construction.
  • Give you the opportunity to add value by making improvements or modifications.
  • Don’t require window coverings, landscaping and other “incidentals” that can wind up costing $10,000 or more.

Advantages to New Construction

Among the advantages to new construction, newly built homes:

  • Usually feature the convenience of built-in, warranty-protected appliances, larger closets and low-maintenance siding.
  • Are typically more energy efficiency.
  • Feature low home taxes for the first – and sometimes the second – year of ownership.
  • Let you customize floor plans, adjusting room size and other details.