Buy New or Existing?

Should I buy a new home... or an existing home?

Houses for sale

When you decide to buy a home, you have a choice: you can purchase a brand-new home, or you can purchase an existing, used home. When making this decision, consider the following:

Brand New Homes

  • In a new home, you’ll be the first person to walk on the carpet, bathe in the tubs, cook on the stove and barbecue in the backyard.
  • You can relax and enjoy your new home instead of using your free time for fixer-upper repairs.
  • Your new home is built to the latest codes. It utilizes the latest technology and has safer, more efficient products throughout, including the roof, foundation, plumbing, paint, flooring, appliances and more.
  • Your new home comes with an extensive warranty.
  • Your new home comes equipped with the latest energy-saving features to reduce energy bills.
  • Your new home is much safer. It has many fire safety features built right in. Statistically, 85% of house fires occur in older homes.
  • With a new home built by Big Sky Builders Inc. you get an exclusive “Homeowner’s Manual” that gives you every detail about your new home from the footing thickness to the paint, stain, and countertop colors. Our ‘X-ray’ pictures allow you to see behind every wall. You can even see the plumbing and electrical line locations!
  • If you have Big Sky Builders Inc. build your new home, you can select the decor from the start and personalize your home exactly the way you want it.
  • You know the builder and his reputation.
  • With a new home you have the advantage of one-stop shopping – Big Sky Builders Inc. will work with you to purchase, finance, design and decorate your new home. We can include any extra options and upgrades you might choose into the sales price so you can get the home you want without refinancing and remodeling.
  • Flexible financing options can help first-time buyers get into homes.

Used Homes

  • You get what the previous owners leave behind. You may have problems that will soon need your attention.
  • There is no warranty. You just hope your home inspector caught everything.
  • You have no idea what’s behind the walls that you can’t see. Plumbing and electrical line locations and potential structural problems are virtually impossible to ascertain with any degree of certainty.
  • Remodeling and additional options must be paid for in addition to your mortgage, or go through the expense and hassle of refinancing.
  • The home may be poorly insulated and costly to heat.
  • The home may not have fire safety features. Studies show that 85% of all house fires occur in older homes.
  • You don’t know the builder’s reputation. You’re taking a chance any repairs or additions to the home were done by non- professionals.
  • You’re on your own for everything.

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