Should You Build a New Home or Buy a Fixer Upper?

Sibcy Cline Blog

DreamStOL Buying a home can be one of the largest investments, both financially and emotionally, that many of us will ever make. Not only do you have to consider what fits your financial situation, but you also have to consider (besides a roof over your head) what else you want out of your home.

With these considerations in mind, the debate between buying a new home and a fixer-upper becomes one with many factors to evaluate. So let’s look at some of the pros and cons of each scenario.

New Home

Pros

1. Everything’s New
In newer homes you know that all plumbing, electrical, HVAC, lighting and other systems that your house runs on are brand new and should be worry-free.

2. Fresh and Clean
“Move-in ready” is a key benefit of buying a new home. Everything – from floors to walls – is clean and fresh and requires no additional work before moving in…

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