Buying New Vs. Existing
If you are thinking about looking for a new home, you have probably heard arguments for and against building new vs. buying existing.
In the end, it comes down to you and your preferences—however, we do have a few thoughts on the subject!
One of the biggest benefits of a new house is simply that it’s new! Meaning that maintenance will be much less of an issue than with an older home. A 10-year-old home will cost approximately 580 percent more than a newly built home in terms of annual maintenance!
2. The brand new factor
Although some people like the idea of living in a house with history, there’s an undeniable appeal to buying a brand-new home that’s never belonged to anyone other than you!
3. You can enjoy modern floor plans
Some people do prefer the cozy layout of an historic house, but older houses simply don’t have many of the modern floor plan features that homeowners want and need to function now. Open floor plans, office space, large closets, etc.
4. You’re able to choose your location
While older homes may have the advantage of being located in historic neighborhoods, new homes can be built anywhere you want! If you have a lot, we can help you build your dream home on it!
5. It’s more energy-efficient
Today, new homes are up to 30 percent more energy-efficient than homes built just 10 years ago. In fact, newly built homes save an annual average of 3,449 kilowatt hours—that’s enough to power your TV for 11 years!
If you’re still debating building new vs. buying existing, contact us to learn more about the benefits of designing and building your dream home!