Buying A New Build House, Is It Worth It For My Family?


Starting the process of acquiring a home, one of the first decisions you must make is whether to buy a new one or one that has been inhabited in the past. Each option has its advantages and there is no one proposal that meets all the requirements. Examine the pros and cons of each option.

A new construction with a modern layout, energy-efficient appliances, and large open spaces is impressive, but an older house in a neighborhood with smaller streets and more trees is just as charming. It is certain that almost all potential buyers would like a new home that meets all their housing requirements. Many of them don’t realize their dream and turn to the solution of an older house. The truth is that beyond the affordable price there are other reasons that make older properties attractive and related to the area, the architectural elements or the layout.

Here are some parameters that you should consider before coming to a choice that suits you. 

It is also important to note that most construction companies can offer great benefits for families and create houses that will cater to their needs. Take a look at both ends of the spectrum.

Advantages of newly built houses

  • The feeling of the new – Living in a house that has not been used by someone else, that has not suffered the slightest damage from use or time, is the main advantage.
  • The modern constructions – Most of the newly built houses have parking spaces and storage spaces that facilitate the daily life of the owners. Also the modern kitchens, the larger verandas, but also the modern frames with double glazing that ensure thermal and sound insulation, as well as the autonomy of heating offer comfort and economy.
  • Construction safety -Newly built buildings have followed the latest seismic regulations and offer safer accommodation. At the same time, the use of modern construction materials ensures a stay without serious damage and operational problems for several years.
  • The goodwill of the property – The purchase of a new home, mainly in developing areas, will bring significant value to the owner in a short time.

Disadvantages of newly built houses

  • The sale price -Most newly built apartments are so expensive that this makes them prohibitive to purchase. 
  • Restriction on interventions -Most newly built homes are prefabricated, so there is no room for change in layout or upgrade of materials. Even if the property is under construction, the margins for intervention are narrow or increase its purchase cost.
  • The layout – Most houses, which are located in apartment buildings or apartment complexes, have very small rooms. In an effort to provide extra space for a bedroom or bathroom or office they take advantage of every patio or semi-outdoor space they have

Ultimately the decision is in your hands but these lists can only give you an insight into purchasing a new home or an older home. Each one has its benefits but it is important to look at a pros and cons lists when you are considering moving your family to a new home. 

Jeff Campbell

Jeff Campbell is a husband, father, martial artist, budget-master, Disney-addict, musician, and recovering foodie having spent over 2 decades as a leader for Whole Foods Market. Click to learn more about me

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