Those of you that have followed my blog for a stretch of time know that I just moved into a beautiful new home. We chose to work with a builder to create our own special home versus purchasing an older home.
Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Crestview FL, Dallas TX, or Cincinnati OH, the choice is there – New or Used?
|A beautiful older home. I love this color and the beautiful green rolling hills behind it!|
Here is how we chose to go with a new home:
Past experiences with an older home steered us away from buying another one.
We chose an older home as our first one about seven years ago and pretty much regretted it from day one. We are NOT fixer-uppers and had no idea what to do when things went haywire. We like that a new home is less likely to have the major, expensive issues of an older home. We have the first year under warranty to work out some kinks and will go from there. We were most scared about old pipes, bad electrical, or hidden pests.
The cost difference wasn’t substantial.
For the same price, we could purchase a home that was…. well, the same square footage but older. Since we already decided that we didn’t know how to fix things, it was apparent that we needed a home that would be a bit more effortless, at least for a time! When looking around and what was available, the most bang for the buck was with a new home.
The type of floor plan we wanted wasn’t available in a previously built home.
Let’s face it, I’ve had dreams of what I’ve wanted my home to be like since we first started looking at house 7 years ago, before we purchased our first one. Now that I know more of my family dynamic (a LOT has changed in those seven years!), I had a much better idea of what I wanted. When we looked around at existing homes for sale, nothing jumped out at me and the floorplans would work, but weren’t JUST right. When I saw the floorplan to this home, I knew it was the one!
I realize that everyone’s area is different, everyone has different dreams and desires for a home. Heck, there are a lot of people that don’t want to own at all! I wanted to share some of our thought processes in deciding to build instead of buy pre-owned.