If you’re in the market to buy a home and are trying to decide on an existing or new home, let us help you break down the pros and cons.
Pros and Cons to Existing vs. New Homes
With an existing home, you get the character of a home that’s been lived in for many years. The scratches, dents and cracks have a story to tell, and most of the blemishes have usually been fixed well enough to make the house presentable and appealing to a potential buyer. In most cases, you can move into an existing house as quickly as you close on your contract and loan, so it can be quicker than building.
However, you also get the house as is. If you don’t like a certain aspect of the house, you must pay to have it fixed according to your standards – and up to code. Sometimes you can negotiate repairs or renovations into the contract, but, either way, the price goes up to accommodate your preference.
Sometimes there are hidden issues you don’t realize until you’ve bought the house and lived in it long enough to see a malfunction. An AC unit that goes out 3 weeks after you move in, a pipe that bursts during the first winter or a spider infestation that somehow the previous owner forgot to tell you about. All these things can all lead to added stress and spending extra money.
While there are great reasons to buy an existing house and make it your own, the control you get when you buy a new, customized home makes it well worth considering the alternative.
Pros of Buying a New Home
When you buy a new home, you get to be the first to experience it. There’s fresh paint on the walls with no scratches or puttied holes. New hardwoods and carpet. Cabinets that sit perfectly in place and don’t squeak when you open and close them. Brand new appliances that have warranties. There are no repairs to schedule. No deep cleaning the house before you move all your things in. No back and forth negotiations for repairs. No hassles, because it’s NEW! It’s a fresh start and a house that you and your family get to make a home.
When buying a new home, you get to decide what it looks like and choose the features that will best accommodate your family and preferences.
Buying a New Windsor Built Home
While a new home has some major perks, building a new home can seem daunting. The process of choosing the right land, finding a contractor, figuring out the right design and other to-dos can seem overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be that difficult. With Windsor Built Homes, you can pick from a wide range of floor plans, select optional upgrades and make the house just the way you want it — without weeks of research and wondering if you’re picking the right design. And because the options are neatly packaged for you, the build process with Windsor Built Homes goes a lot faster and easier than the typical new home build process.
If buying a new home is the right choice for you and your family, we are ready to help. Financing is available, and we’re just a call away from getting started. We currently have several communities located in the Asheville area. Let us help you find the community and floor plan that is perfect for you at a price you’ll love by completing the form below.