What will Seniors Choose – New Construction or Resale Homes?

Selecting the right home to retire to, can be an extremely challenging experience. You would have selected the preferred area, but now, will be at a loss about the community. There are many communities that offer you different home styles and other choices that selecting the right home can be pretty mind-boggling. If struggling with considering a newly constructed home vs. a resale home, you should be aware of some factors that may help you with your choice.

Advantages of a Newly Constructed Home

Let’s be honest, when it comes to purchasing your new home, you want everything in it. This is when a newly constructed home is beneficial to you.

  • Newly constructed homes feature all modern designs and finishes. They feature gourmet kitchens, modern counter-tops, luxury, spa-like baths, and upgraded flooring. Who wouldn’t want to live in one of these homes?
  • Newly constructed homes also feature more green appliances which reduce the cost of your utilities. New homes usually feature high-efficiency stoves, washing machines, refrigerators and furnaces, and air conditioners etc.that may not be available in resale homes.
  • Newly constructed homes come with the benefit of a full warranty while pre-owned homes may not have a partial or full warranty.
  • Newly constructed homes are built according to your likes and dislikes. Most homebuilders allow homeowners to design the property which ensures your home is tailored to your taste.
  • There’s nothing like moving into a newly constructed home in a brand new neighborhood. You get to meet new people, experience new things and basically make the whole home-buying experience, fun.

Advantages of a Pre-Owned Resale Home

Although newly constructed homes may be beneficial, there are also a few advantages to buying a pre-owned resale home.

  • Pre-owned resale homes mean you don’t have to wait impatiently for your home to be ready. You can move at the moment you have settled all the legal matters and when the home is available.
  • Pre-owned homes are beneficial because you have very little to do when it comes to settling in. The previous owner may have painted the house, installed window coverings and basically done things that you don’t have to bother with if you bought a brand new home.
  • Pre-owned homes are cheaper than brand new homes. In addition, the price is more negotiable and there is more flexibility on the closing date.
  • When you buy a pre-owned home, you can avoid the noise and bustle of construction that goes with the building of other brand new homes in a community.

So, these are the advantages of new construction homes and pre-owned resale homes. Your choice is vast, and you have your work cut out for you. A few communities featuring new and resale homes are Frisco Lakes by Del Webb in Frisco, TX, On The Greens in Cottonwood AZ, Bon Ayre in Smyrna DE and North Woods of Colchester in CT. More brand new and resale homes can be found by visiting ActiveAdultLiving.com®, a premier website featuring more than 8,500 senior living communities.

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