Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Whether or not you should buy a new home or a pre-owned home is a question many home buyers have today. While there are advantages to both, determining your overall needs in a new home is important to help you determine which type of home is best for you.
Advantages of Buying a New Home
When purchasing a brand new home, you get to determine many of the fine details of the home, such as colors, style, woods types, etc. The home is also certain to be clean, instead of moving into a home with stained carpet, damaged appliances, or anything else that is possible with a used home. You can also expect little to no maintenance on a new home in the first few years.
A new home also has warranties that come with it. At Celebrity Homes, we have a 10 year structural warranty on all of our homes. This leaves you stress free about any structural issues as you settle into your new home. There are also warranties on other items like your furnace, AC unit, appliances, and other items, as well. This can save you money and worries in the first few years in a new home.
In a new home, you also get to select the floor plan that best meets your unique needs. Modern homes tend to emphasize flexible space and usage. This allows the homeowner to tailor the living area to their evolving needs over time. In addition, modern homes often have large kitchens with state-of-the-art equipment. These factors are in contrast to many older homes which often had different objectives when they were built.
Homes built today are frequently built with an eye towards being more environmentally friendly too. This is not the case with many homes built in years past. In fact, sometimes the opposite is true. Older homes often have a detrimental effect on the environment. In many cases, this can also create a negative effect on your pocketbook, as well.
Advantages of Buying a Pre-Owned Home
The biggest advantage to buying a new home is price. Not only is the overall price a little cheaper, there are generally not as many add-ons as there are with a new home. There is a bit of a “what you see is what you get” factor with a used home. Of course, this can be a disadvantage, as well!
If you like a home a little broken in, a pre-owned home might be just what you are looking for. Any kinks with electrical issues, appliance snafus, or other problems you might encounter in a new home are already worked out in a used home.
Flexibility is certainly the main advantage with a new home. A slightly lower cost is a benefit of an older home. By determining exactly what your priorities are when you buy a new home and weighing the overall advantages and disadvantages with each type of home, you can determine if a new home or a used home best meets your home buying needs.
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