Buying New vs Old Homes

Dated: 05/20/2019

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It is so easy to walk into a brand-new home and just settle.  There aren't unknown expenses, what you see is what you get, and you can walk in and not worry about hemorrhaging time or money.  In contrast though, you give up character, originality, and the opportunity to make something truly yours.

I’ve noticed that more and more clients are looking for homes outside of developments so they aren’t in a “cookie cutter” environment or just so they aren’t under such stringent rules and regulations. To do that you need to either buy land, work with an architect, and a contractor to come up with something unique for you, OR you can buy an existing older home to modernize with all of the things you want it to have. 

Either way you go there are going to be a lot of financial expense and potentially a significant investment of time depending on how involved you choose to be.  If you go the route of purchasing an existing home to make your own, make sure to have a highly recommended inspector come in to tell you more about the home so you’ve got a good idea what you’re up against.  Keep in mind they aren’t able to see through walls, but can give you a good idea of what you may find best and worst case so you aren’t going in 100% blind.  Once you purchase the home, you get a lot of character built in that you may choose to keep as you’re renovating that you may have never even thought about adding in.  From that point forward everything you do, change, and customize makes that existing home something exciting for you and your family to work through. Once it is all finished you have a little bit of prior charm and a lot of what you wanted that home to be. 

Contact me today and we’ll go find a new or old home for your family 253.355.3001

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