It's a debate that's been going on sinc"> NEW CONSTRUCTION VS RESALE

NEW CONSTRUCTION VS RESALE

Dated: 03/10/2017

Views: 217

Image titlehttp://www.houseguync.com/uploads/6/3/2/3/63233349/8093332_orig.jpg" width="300">

It's a debate that's been going on since home building became the "housing industry."  Should your next home be brand new or a resale?

It all depends on what you're looking for, as they each have their advantages.  For example, a new home can be pristine, with a brand new water heater, HVAC, and other systems that are still under their manufacturers' warranties.  Also, many builders guarantee their construction for a limited period of time, so if a window is loose or if there is a leak in the roof, they'll take care of it.  Most builders also let you at least partially customize a new home so you can get that perfect kitchen in place before you move in (and if you've ever been through a kitchen renovation, you know how important that is).  

However, resales also have their upsides.  They can be in well-established neighborhoods with more developed infrastructure and closer to amenities.  There's also a feeling of solid construction with older homes with more traditional styles. 

Like buying a new vs. used cars, it all depends what your goals are and what your budget can get you.  Luckily, there is plenty of housing inventory of both kinds around the Triangle.  So if you're looking for a new or "used" home, I'd love to help you out!

Blog author image

Michael Cunningham

Michael Cunningham is a Real Estate Broker as well as the go-to tech and marketing wiz at Domicile Realty. A native of Tennessee, Michael arrived in Chapel Hill by way of Washington, DC where he help....

Latest Blog Posts

The Perks of Buying a Home in the Fall

As we close out a summer marked by rising home prices and limited supply, we’re conditioned to expect the inevitable end-of-season slowdown. But the change of season doesn’t

Read More

Hurricane Preparation

Be prepared.People across the Triangle are preparing for Hurricane Florence.  Feel overwhelmed?  Here are some resources to help you navigate what you should be doing.Always listen to

Read More

Decoding Personality: The Secret to a Happy (and beautiful) Home

     Relationships, values, and decisions- the intangible aspects of home that very much play into our happiness and satisfaction. Understanding different personality types may

Read More

Make the Switch to Briar Chapel!

Thinking about making a "switch" this year?  Come visit the fastest growing neighborhood in all of North Carolina, this Saturday from 1-4pm and tour all of Domicile Realty's fantastic homes for

Read More