Top Things to Look for When Buying a House

Real Estate Agent with Weichert Pacific Equity Properties



Are you looking for a new of resale home? Are you finding it difficult to decide which you should purchase? Here are some of the benefits of each type before you are ready to make your decision:


Resale Home:


•§         If you like developed landscaping and lush natural surroundings and don't want to have to have to establish them, a resale home may be the right choice for you.

•§         If you want to know the character and history of the potential neighborhood and want to associate yourself with its identity, then you may want to choose a resale home in a location that allows you to do that.

•§         If you want to know your potential neighbors before you move in and not worry about surprises like a shopping mall or restaurant next to your new home.


New Home: 


•§         If you like the experience of a fresh start and enjoy fostering relationships with other new home buyers, a new home may be the right choice for you. Families, who buy a new home in a particular area  are at a common level, facing similar challenges and life-changing situations, which draws them together into a community.

•§         If you are concerned about electricity consumption and want a more energy-efficient home, you may want to choose a new home because of the technological improvements to heating and cooling systems, insulation, construction technology etc.


The U.S. Census Bureau's 1991 American Housing Survey suggests that operating costs per house are lowest for brand-new homes, slightly higher for relatively new existing homes but lower on average for older existing homes. Measured per square foot of living space, however, operating costs are consistently higher for progressively older existing homes.

Allow me to help you in your journey to find the perfect home.  Please call or email me to get started on this new frontier.

Comments (0)

David A. Vandenbroucke

Why are you quoting 1991 American Housing Survey Data when 2005 data is available?

Jun 20, 2008 12:09 AM