Where Will Your Next Housz Be?
There are plenty of good reasons you might be ready to move. No matter your motivations, before you list your current housz, you need to consider where you’ll go next. In today’s market, it makes sense to explore all your options. That includes both houszes that have been lived in before as well as newly built ones. To help you decide which is right for you, let’s compare the benefits of each. Regardless of which option you choose to explore, working with a trusted real estate professional throughout the process is essential.
The Benefits of a Newly Built Housz First, let’s look at the benefits of purchasing a newly constructed housz. With a brand-new housz you’ll be able to:
1. Build your dream housz If you build a housz from the ground up, you’ll have the option to select the custom features you want, including appliances, finishes, landscaping, layout, and more. Bankrate puts it like this: “Building means customizing. . . . instead of wishing your housz had a certain kind of flooring, a sunroom or some other special amenity, you’ll be able to tailor the property to your exact needs. You also won’t be limited to a specific location or neighborhood.” 2. Take advantage of builder concessions In today’s market, a lot of home builders are working hard to sell their current inventory before they add more to their mix. That means many of them are offering concessions and are more willing to negotiate with buyers. That could work to your advantage in the process.
3. Minimize home repairs Many builders offer a warranty, so you’ll have peace of mind on unlikely repairs. Plus, you won’t have as many little improvement projects to tackle. As realtor.com says: “. . . if something goes wrong with your new housz, not only are there likely some manufacturer warranties in place, but many builders also include additional housz warranties . . .” (When we bought a new housz in 2001 we noticed a leak. The builder found a defect and repaired it with no hassle. It was a really nice experience).
4. Take advantage of energy efficiency When building a housz, you can choose brand-new, energy-efficient options to help lower your utility costs, protect the environment, and reduce your carbon footprint.
The Benefits of an Existing Housz Now, let’s compare those to the perks that come with buying an existing housz. With a pre-existing housz, you can: 1. Explore a wider variety of housz styles and floorplans With decades of homes to choose from, you’ll have a broader range of floorplans and designs available. 2. Appreciate that lived-in charm The character of an older housz is hard to reproduce. If you value timeless craftsmanship or design elements, you may prefer an existing housz. 3. Join an established neighborhood Existing houszes give you the option to get to know the neighborhood, community, or traffic patterns before you commit. Plus, they have more developed landscaping and trees, which can give you additional privacy and curb appeal. 4. Move in faster If you have a short timeframe to move or you just don’t want the process to take several months while your housz is under construction, buying an existing housz might make sense for you. U.S. News explains: “When you’re choosing a housz, existing or new, you should also consider how long it might take to move into that housz. Just because you have a contract doesn’t mean that your new housz will be completed (or even started) at the time you agree to the purchase. It can be a struggle waiting for the walls to go up as you wonder what your housz will become.”
When thinking about where you’ll go after you sell your housz, remember your options. As you start your search, think about what’s most important to you. By working with a trusted real estate agent, you can be confident you’re making the most educated, informed decision.
Bottom Line If you have questions about the options in our area, let’s discuss what's available and what's right for you, so you’re ready to make your next move with confidence.