When looking for a new house, a Maryland homeowner has two options: new construction or older home. While purchasing an existing house is more common, custom, new construction homes are also a viable option for the average Marylander. If you are looking for a new home, consider the pros and cons of these two housing types.
Buying New Construction
New construction can be prefabricated or custom-made. A custom home design usually works from a template; customers get to choose in which ways they’d like to adjust and personalize it. With Viking Custom Homes, one gets the one-in-a-lifetime chance to create a beautiful house design just suited to one’s lifestyle and taste. Custom homes are also affordable, built according to code with improved energy efficiency, and do not come with the hidden wear and tear that older homes can have.
While a brand new home has ample benefits, it also can come with some downsides. For example, its location may be harder to reach, set in a more rural, undeveloped area. This factor could make one’s work commute longer, another disadvantage.
Buying an Older Home
Buying an older home means you are buying a small piece of history. Your home has had at least one previous owner and may bear an older fashion. If you are a history lover or someone who loves fixing things, you might enjoy preserving the past of your older abode. Older homes also are more likely to have prime locations among communities and urban centers.
On the other hand, you will be dealing with a house that could need immediate repairs. Depending on its condition, those renovations could have a steep price tag. Eventually, all houses need replacements for roofing, flooring, windows, siding, electricity, and everything else. Be prepared, whether you buy new construction or older home, to take on the maintenance costs.
Let us be Your Trusted Maryland Home Builder
Are you ready to bring your dream home to life? Enlist the difference of Viking Custom Homes, Maryland’s trusted home builder of high-quality single-family homes for more than three decades. With over 30 years of experience and a reputation of excellence in over five Maryland counties, we offer the highest standard of customer service and quality assurance for your new home. If you are looking to build on one of our beautiful homesite offerings or on your own lot, we are eager to help you every step of the way towards building your dream home. Let us bring your dream to life by building a home where life unfolds! Contact us online or call today at 410-977-2188 to speak with a member of our trusted team. You can also visit our Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn for more information.