When considering between a new, fresh house and one that’s stood for a hundred years, many people prefer the newer one. Buying a newly-built or new construction home is a sound investment, but it also means that you may lose out on some advantages that older homes offer. Your choice depends on your lifestyle and what you prefer. Below are three pros of buying a newly-built home as well as three cons.
The best advantage of having a newly-built home is that you can have more influence on the final product. You can ask to have a roomier garage, smart technology integration, or a shower in the mudroom just for your dog! With a newly-built house, you can have it adhere to your lifestyle and taste without having to pay for future additions or replacements.
2. No Repair Worries
Another good reason to invest in a newly-built or custom home is that you do not have to worry about fixing the house. While an inspector should make sure that a new house has a sound structure, a new home in general does not need the upfront maintenance costs that an older home might demand.
Lastly, a new home has the amenities and improvements that an older house might not have. Newer constructions generally are more energy-efficient, meaning you can save more in the long-run. They are also more likely to include modern conveniences such as open, up-to-date kitchens and baths, master bedrooms, and open floor plans.
1. Lack of Historicity
On the other hand, a newly-built house does lack in a few ways, depending on how you look at it. Some people enjoy the charm of an old home, which may contain more intricate details and a historic feel. A brand new house will not have the same history.
2. Rural Setting
If you prefer to live in the thick of the action, you may want to move into a pre-existing home in the city rather than into a custom home. Builders are more likely to construct a new house on a plot of land outside the city in a less populated area.
3. Not for the Fixer-Upper
If you enjoy the challenge of a construction project, living in a newly-built home is not for you necessarily. While one may give you a rest from your labor and allow you to do other activities, it is not the house to leave you with a list of needed improvements.
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