So you’re ready to take advantage of all that that Western North Carolina has to offer its residents and buy a home here in the Asheville or Brevard area …As a home buyer you’ll need to think about whether you should purchase an existing home or build a new one. How do you decide which is the better choice? You’ll need to consider your budget, your lifestyle and your everyday needs.
Building a new home can be exciting, however, starting from scratch on all the decorating needs can be time-consuming and can become overwhelming. Existing home sellers have usually done small updates and neutralized interior design elements prior to putting their home on the market, so although you may want to add your own personal touch to your new home, much of it can be done incrementally.
Do you want to be close to amenities? You’re likely to find more existing homes closer to town providing easier access to jobs, shopping, entertainment, and other ammenities. New housing tends to be in the outskirts of town so you will have to consider whether the drive into town to get to that favorite doctor or grocer is worth the additional time and expense.
Consider too that existing homes cost less per square foot than new homes. Existing homes are often in mature neighborhoods and frequently are not part of a larger home-owner’s group. Outlying areas tend toward higher taxes, assessment fees and land costs, however, existing homes are often in need of some maintenance and tend to be less energy efficient, so while you may not be paying monthly home-owner’s fees, that may be offset by higher energy and utility costs.
It’s still a buyers’ market, although home prices have slowly risen in selected areas. So if your personal economics make you ready to take the plunge, consider what will make you and your family happy and what will make your house a home.
Jay & Jewell Kaiser are extremely passionate about real estate. We make it our daily goal to strive to be the very best real estate professionals in the Brevard, and Western North Carolina area. This requires us to be the most informed professionals in our market area… In today’s market, it is so very critical to stay abreast of new technology tools, changing laws and industry rules.”
“You are the most important person in our business and we don’t take it lightly!” So give us a call today Jay (828) 421-0375 or Jewell (828) 421-8376. Search Real Estate For Sale In Brevard, Asheville, and Hendersonville areas of Western North Carolina
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