Benefits of Building a New Home VS. Buying an Older Home

Eric Babin, President, Babin Custom Builders

If you wobbling between purchasing an older home and building a new home, there are some things that Niceville new home builders can suggest that you may want to take into consideration. For starters, when you choose to build you new home, you will be able to design a floor plan that is perfect for you and your family. You will be able to make sure that you have adequate space in your newly built home so that each family member has his own room and his own privacy when needed.

When purchasing an older home, there may be many unseen issues that you will not know about until you have already purchased the home and are living in it. Perhaps it has a wiring problem and you have an outlet or two that doesn’t work or perhaps the air conditioning or the heating unit have seen their better days. There may even be a leak in the roof that can cause you to have to put a lot of money on repairs. A small problem, be it electrical, plumbing or heat and air can end up costing you major money.

By building your new home, you can rest assured that you are not going to have to deal with major appliances breaking down, electrical issues, plumbing issues or a leaky roof. Should you encounter any problems such as these, your home builder is going to be able to take care of these issues for you at no cost to you.

An older home that is not on a foundation can suffer from sagging or bowing floors. This can be another very expensive item that you would have to take care of out of your pocket. You don’t want to purchase a home that is going to cost you a tremendous amount to repair. By the time that you pair for large repairs, you could have paid for half of the cost of a newly built home.

Another great thing about building your new home is that you can choose to build it anywhere that you want. If you would like it to be closer to your job or closer to your children’s school, you will be able to do that. If you want it to be in a rural area away from the hustle and bustle of city life, that will be a choice that you and your family will have. Maybe you prefer that you home be on a foundation, you home builder is going to be able to make that happen also.

Perhaps you’d like to have lots of windows or you’d like to have a larger kitchen with smaller bedrooms, whatever you want will be no problem for you home builder. You might choose to have a two-story home with you and your spouse’s bedroom downstairs and the children’s rooms upstairs, these are all easy things that a home builder can make happen for you.

Purchasing an older home can lead to a lot of uncertainty which is something that you may wish to avoid. Building a new home will provide you with everything brand new so that you have the benefit of warranties to take care of any problems that may arise. Building a new home is just a smarter choice.

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