So you’re hopping from website to website, cruising the local neighborhoods, scoping out what the housing market has to offer, eh? Good idea, it’s a buyer’s market these days. While there are many choices to consider at this point, the most basic one might be whether to buy a pre-owned home or start literally from the ground up and go with a newly built home.
You’re leaning toward the brand new home for a number of reasons. One, with the new home, you’re starting with a clean slate, you get to personalize the place; you don’t have to undo what a previous owner thought was the cat’s meow, namely that four-cat apartment in the middle of the living room. Two, you get the latest in technology and systems. Three, the utility bills will likely be lower as your new appliances are apt to be more efficient. These are just a few of the pluses of a place with that new-home smell.
So new it is. Here are some tips to help you navigate the new-home market.