You have a number of choices to make as a buyer entering the home market, and one is regarding whether to purchase an existing home or a new construction home. Both these options may have their own set of potential benefits depending on your situation and your budget, and which you choose will depend on several different factors.
When you work with The Albright Team, you get the very best assistance in finding condos, townhomes and numerous homes for sale throughout Las Vegas. We've helped clients with a variety of existing homes and new construction homes alike, and we'll be happy to guide you in the right direction based on your needs. In this two-part blog series, we'll go over the benefits of both these options -- today's part one will dig into the reasons many people go with existing homes, while part two will cover why a newly-built home might be attractive to you.
Wider Variety of Layouts and Options
If you want to have a lot of versatility in the floor plans, layouts and various home amenities you're viewing on your home tours, going with existing homes offers the much larger swath of options. This is because the existing home market will feature homes from decades ago that have been remodeled as well as brand-new builds, whereas the new construction home market will be mostly comprised of homes that were just built within the last few years. So if you want to see a lot of different floor plans and layouts quickly, checking out existing homes for sale is your best bet.
Another major benefit of purchasing an existing home in many situations: You'll get to buy into a neighborhood that is already established with a community feel and infrastructure in place. This includes amenities like parks, schools, grocery stores and other necessary conveniences.
If you're not interested in waiting for new construction homes to be built and want to move into a neighborhood that already has a sense of community, existing homes are definitely the way to go.
Mature Yard, Trees and Landscaping
Many of us don't want to spend the time planting and caring for trees and a garden in our front yard, or dealing with the upkeep of a large backyard. And if this sounds like you, purchasing an existing home is definitely your best bet, as most of these homes will come with mature landscaping that doesn't need much TLC. This can be a huge time-saver for you down the line!
Character and History
Finally, some people simply prefer the character and history of existing homes over newly-built ones. If you're drawn to older homes with unique features and details, it's likely you'll prefer purchasing an existing home instead of a new construction one.
There are plenty of reasons to consider both purchasing an existing home or a new construction home when buying a house. In part two of this series, we'll go over why new construction is so attractive to some buyers. For more on this, or to learn about any of our quality realtor services, speak to the pros at The Albright Team today.
Kelly Albright is Broker/Owner of Vision Realty Group and has been in Real Estate for 17 years. She has closed over 700 homes in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, and Henderson.