Buying A New Home vs Buying a Resale Home


WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 8, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — There will be many opinions as to whether buying a new home vs buying a resale home is best.

New Homes

A newly constructed home will have the option to customize upfront to include kitchen appliances, flooring, counter tops, color-scheme, and alternative floor plans.
Less maintenance because all materials are new.
Materials used are less of a health risk compared to older homes.
Homebuilders provide home warranties in the event of defect.
Homes are usually prewired for the latest technology.
Homes are built with added security such as burglar systems.
Homes tend to be energy efficient in design – windows, insulation, and more efficient heating and cooling systems.
Master suites tend to be larger in size as well as the kitchen.
Homes are clean, untouched, and undamaged.

Resale Homes

Resale homes are older and more likely near the metro areas – your city commute is closer.
Like to do renovation projects? Resale homes are your best way to go.
Resale homes tend to have larger lots and larger secondary bedrooms.
Neighborhoods are established.
Mature landscaping adds to the charm of resale homes.
More negotiation power with resale homes than new homes. Builders tend to be set on price.
Taxes and closing costs may differ between new homes and resale homes.

For more information on buying a new home or buying a resale home, contact The Mary Ellen Vanaken Team of Keller Williams Realty today. 678-665-2887

As a real estate team who are experts in this local area, we bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate here. It’s not the same everywhere, so you need someone you can trust for up-to-date information. We are eager to serve you. Here are some of the things we can do for you:

Find Your Next Home

You need someone who knows this area inside and out! We can work with you to find the right home at the right price for you, including all the neighborhood amenities that matter – not to mention the essential criteria you have for your ideal home

Sell a Home

When it’s time to move, you need someone who will advertise your home, show to prospective buyers, negotiate the purchase contract, arrange financing, oversee the inspections, handle all necessary paperwork and supervise the closing. We can take care of everything you need, from start to close.

Consult on Home Selling Tactics

Oftentimes buyers don’t visualize living in your home the way you do. We can make your home attractive to its ideal audience – which can help you get top dollar. Things like staging the home, making repairs or minor improvements, or even simply painting the walls can be the difference between a home resting on the market and one that’s sold fast.

Buying A New Home vs Buying a Resale Home

About Mary Ellen Vanaken
The Mary Ellen Vanaken Team of Keller Williams Realty are experts in home sales in the North Atlanta communities of Alpharetta, Cumming, Roswell, and Milton.

The Mary Ellen Vanaken Team of Keller Williams Realty 678-665-2887

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