(Closed) When you bought your house…

posted 5 years ago in Home
  • poll: When you bought your house, was it...
    New : (8 votes)
    18 %
    Resale : (36 votes)
    80 %
    Custom : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Our home was a new build (but the building part was already completed before we purchased it).

    Post # 4
    2622 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999



    We considered a new build, but knowing there is a large chance we would need to move within 5 years we didnt want our house that is 5 years old up against new builds in the same neighborhood (neighborhood would be in the building stage for many years). It wouldnt sell as well obviously and certainly not make us any money.


    So instead we chose a remodeled house in a highly desireable area that will be much easier to sell if we need to within a 5 year span.

    Post # 5
    10367 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Resale. Though, exceptionally new for the area (3 yrs old). New builds are almost non-existent here, with the exception of a few new condo towers in San Fran. We feel really lucky to have gotten something so new and efficient!

    Post # 6
    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    @ThreeMeers:  That was one plus with our neighborhood – they were almost done building so we knew we wouldn’t have to compete with new builds whenever we do eventually move.  And we wouldn’t be surrounded by construction either.  There is currently only 1 more new home left to sell and it’s already built (and we’ve only been in our house a year).

    Post # 7
    5423 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Resale.  We’re the 3rd owners.  The house was built in the 40’s.  New home construction starts double what we paid.

    Post # 8
    3830 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    my house is over 100 years old. I dont think i will ever buy a new house. I just dont find them structurally sound or unique. I like an older house with character. 

    Post # 9
    1298 posts
    Bumble bee

    Re-sale. The front part of my house was built 1921 and then they added on in 2001. I love the charm!

    Post # 10
    2490 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2018

    Everywhere I have owned has been brand new.


    My first place was a brand new condo. It took a year and a half to build so I was able to purchase it with a $500 deposit, then pay my down payment over the next year. Second and third homes were houses and they were built so that I could have exactly what I wanted and I didn’t have any kind of time restriction. Fourth place was a rental, then bf’s house. Then finally the home I’m in now is also brand new. We had a time limit that we needed to find a place and we found a spec home so it was ready for us right away. It had all of the upgrades we wanted in the area we wanted so we lucked out.


    I personally prefer brand new because I like living in somewhere that’s brand spanking new and I like being able to make choices when building. But our spec home was perfect!! It was ready right away for us and again, brand new. Could that be an option? 

    ETA: Another thing is that brand new where I live is usually cheaper than resale

    Post # 11
    3417 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

    Resale but I consider it new since the previous owners re-modeled a lot of the house in order to sell it.

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