There are plenty of good points to consider for purchasing an existing home. Similar to the purchase of a pre-owned car, an existing home can be much less expensive and may even come with upgrades that were not part of the original design. But there are also some very real benefits attached to the purchase of new homes for sale that should be considered just as carefully by prospective buyers before they select a home and write their purchase offer.
If you are currently looking for a home to purchase and wondering if a newly constructed home could have more benefits for your situation and your family, considering the following points can help make your decision easier.
1. Health benefits for allergy sufferers
Existing homes can hold real problems for allergy sufferers, both inside and outside the house. Since the interior has been occupied previously, often for decades or longer, there can be many allergens present that are known to cause or worsen allergies and respiratory conditions. Pet and human dander and hair, dust mites, rodent excrement, mold, mildew, and other substances in the home, as well as inside the ducts and vents of the HVAC system, can make living in the home uncomfortable or even unhealthy.
Additionally, existing homes often have established lawns and landscaping that may include plants, trees, grasses, flowers, and herbs that either pose an allergy risk or are capable of attracting bees and other stinging insects that can cause a serious health threat.
2. Ability to make changes
Another very real benefit that a new construction home can offer over an existing home is the ability to work with the builder to make certain changes that will make the home more convenient, comfortable, or appealing to live in. Many builders are willing to work closely with their buyers in the choice of finishes, appliances, fixtures, flooring, and more to ensure they end up with a home they truly love.
3. Freedom from major repair issues
Another great reason to purchase a new home instead of an existing one is that new homes usually come with a warranty that covers issues with building materials or construction for a set period of time. In addition, since all the major - and really expensive - systems of the home, including the roof, HVAC, plumbing, and electrical system are new, the buyer can usually enjoy freedom from repair issues for the first several years of their ownership.
For more good reasons to choose a new construction home when buying this year, take time to discuss your situation with an experienced real estate professional in your area.Share
26 September 2018
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