New vs Used

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What are the Benefits of

Buying New Construction Vs. an Existing Home?

We choose to be open and honest with our prospects and provide the facts to empower you to make the best decisions for your family and future. Evaluate what you enjoy and how you picture your lifestyle in your next home. The thing is, there are a lot of unknowns when buying an existing home; it has been used and lived in by a family unbeknown to you. It takes additional time, money, and energy to invest in a resale home.

1. A New Home that Fits Perfectly – Your Cinderella Home!

There are hundreds of selections made in order to build a home custom to you. We narrow these options into a simple process throughout your experience working with our team. Personalize your home to include every aspiration. A formal dining room, additional bedrooms, two-story gathering room, or a sitting room in your bedroom, whatever you want – it is YOURS.

New homes commonly have a more modern architectural design. Each typically have larger bedrooms and bathrooms than what you would find in an older homes along with open floor concepts. Keep this in mind if that is what you want!

With a used home, you get what you can find. Searching the perfect floor plan in a resale home is unrealistic. There will be features that you may have to give up, forcing you to compromise your dream home. To customize a resale home how you would like it, it adds more time and money.

2. Cleaned and Ready for Move-In

With new construction, once the keys are in your hands, your home is in its finest condition. At that point, RC Homes has had your home:

  • Professionally cleaned
  • Inspected
  • Thoroughly analyzed (we don’t miss an inch!)

We have detailed procedures to ensure this. Our Quality Assurance Representative assesses each home and provides our project managers with a comprehensive list of modifications.

Used homes are just that… used. There will be wear, tear, and someone else’s dirt throughout the home. Most likely, the home is not professionally cleaned, and every detail has not been corrected.

3. The Unknown Costs of Buying Used

A new home has new siding, roofing, appliances, windows, countertops, and flooring; everything in this home will be new.

In a used home, you will be replacing these items sooner than later. There is no knowing how much this will cost or when exactly when these items will need replacement.

According to Realtor.com, home renovations in total can cost between $25,000 - $76,000. Keep in mind this is in addition to the price of the home. Depending on the age of your home, renovation pricing can dramatically increase. To provide an idea of individual costs, Home Advisor provides the average cost for repairs:

A new construction home may have some of these costs covered in warranties or through the Homeowner’s Association if something were to happen!

4. Timing is on Your Side

A new construction home is literally move-in ready. We will provide you with a settlement date, so you know exactly when your home will be ready for you. Once it is yours, just move yourself in and focus on the décor!

Resale homes take additional time after settlement to not only clean but compare contractors’ quote and wait for the work to be done. If you’re doing it yourself, this may take even longer if it’s your first time at home improvement projects!

This is more time, energy, and, may we say again, money out of your pocket. It takes much longer to get to the fun part of decorating.

5. Smart, Safe, and Energy Efficient

New homes are up-to-code which allow you to save money and live healthier. With advanced technology and improved awareness of a home’s environmental impact, there is less to worry about in your new construction.

Old homes may have safety issues such as lead paint or outdated wiring which must be removed and replaced to ensure the safety of your family.

The Choice is Yours

A clean, custom home that ensures the safety of your family at a great cost. What else is there to debate? While there are tremendous benefits to buying a new construction home, the choice is still up to you.

If you’re still on the fence, start browsing our floor plans to see if there’s one that’s close to what you are looking for!

From design to delivery, Rouse Chamberlin built us a fantastic carriage home in Penn Manor at Sandy Run. The design staff of Danielle and Lori along with Jacki in sales handled all the details. Bill Ray, our project manager made sure every detail was to his highest standards of quality workmanship. Bill was amazing and always available to answer or explain any question we had in regards to our project. If you're looking for a quality built house, we highly recommend Rouse Chamberlin.

Penn Manor at Sandy Run