New Home Versus Re-Sale, Which is Best?

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\It’s often said that shiny pennies get the most attention.  And so it goes with New Homes versus Re-Sale homes.  New home communities often showcase their various models with beautiful furnishings and upgrades, so it’s very common to walk away feeling dazzled.  But check the list of standard upgrades before you make a final decision on buying a New Home versus a Re-Sale home.  Upgrades add to the base price of  a new constructon home, so check for the standard list of features before finalizing your decision.

 

When making the decision as to new versus re-sale, new finishes like you see in model homes look amazing!  After all, no one has used them and there are typically no scratches or dents from a previous owner.  And the colors and patterns from model home furniture can make a floor plan flow well, creating that wow factor of current trends.  Let's face it, a designer selected the colors and finishes which look great together.

 

New homes are typically more energy efficient than most re-sale homes.  Building codes are updated every three years.  With every new building code, homes become tighter and more energy efficient so be sure to ask which building code was used for construction.  The latest building code is 2015.  It’s up to cities and states to adopt those building codes, so it varies by city.

 

Location is an extremely important factor when choosing a New Home versus a Re-Sale Home.  New homes might not be in your desired school district.  If that’s the case, then a re-sale home might best suit your needs if you want a specific school district.  Be sure to check the Great Schools links to be certain of school boundaries when selecting new homes versus re-sale homes

 

If you are considering a re-sale home, know that upgrades and improvements can be added to a mortgage, so if those aren't included in the home check with your lender and ask what programs are available and what can be included.  Be aware that licensed general contractors may be required to perform the work for this type of program and that interest rates might be .025% higher for the loan. 

 

New homes in the Phoenix Metro Area can be all shapes and sizes, including lot sizes.  If you have at least four occupants in a home, you might want a larger lot.  Larger lot sizes tend to increase prices for new homes, so a re-sale home might be more suitable, especially if you want a swimming pool.  

 

Currently, our light rail system is being expanded farther north into Phoenix and east into Mesa.  So if mass transportation is a thought and you work in downtown Phoenix, investigate the light rail map to save on transportation costs. 

 

 And if you’re looking to buy or sell a home in the Phoenix Metro Area, please give me a call.  As an EcoBroker and GREEN designee, I’m trained to help you understand the benefits of energy efficient features in homes.  You'll receive a COMPLIMENTARY energy audit with your home purchase.    An energy audit will uncover deficiencies in energy efficient items, which can also be added and improved with the cost going into an energy efficient mortgage. 

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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Jan,

What an excellent analysis of new homes vs Re-Sale.  This post shows your expertise in your marketplace beautifully.

Jun 14, 2017 03:17 PM #1
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Thank you Ron and Alexandra Seigel !  And our market is BIG!  Over 400 sq miles of homes with vastly different landscapes, designs and features.  Thank goodness we have websites for all of it! 

Jun 14, 2017 03:22 PM #2
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Kathy Streib
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Jan- this is a decision that can be so hard to make...new vs resale, and both have their advantages. When I lived in Houston, resale was often a choice if you needed to be closer into the city!

Jun 14, 2017 05:11 PM #3
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Dick Greenberg
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Hi Jan - Aside from personal preference, it's always a complex decision. Your excellent explanation is a great help to those weighing their options.

Jun 15, 2017 10:53 AM #4
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So true Kathy Streib !  Location will make the choice for us sometimes!

Thank you Dick Greenberg .  Agreed!

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