You bought a New Construction or Older house because …….

posted 2 years ago in Home
  • poll: You bought a New Construction or Older house because......(reasons in comment please)
    New Construction : (21 votes)
    24 %
    Older house : (67 votes)
    76 %
  • Post # 61
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    2305 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    We bought newer because we didnt want to have to sink a lot of $$ into it and want to be there for a while without anything going wrong. We bought a townhouse because Darling Husband didn’t want to deal with a yard. I kinda wish we had a yard but maybe someday…

    Post # 62
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    2166 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    1. Older Construction

    2. The prices in our area for older construction were significantly less than new builds. As first-time homeowners, this was important to us.

    3. I have regrets with our house in terms of size and layout, not so much the actual build. I will say with older construction like ours, the open floorplan concept was not “in” so there are several walls I wish didn’t exist and wish the house flowed differently. Other than that, the bones are great and in general it’s the perfect first home!

    4. Check things like the AC unit to see how much life you have left on it. Also things like the roof and windows. In older construction the efficiency of those items is nowhere near today’s standards especially if they’re original. If I walked into a house I loved but saw a roof and AC unit that only had a couple years left, I’d walk because both of those could cost thousands upon thousands of dollars to replace.

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