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Resale or New Construction

Resale or New Construction

Purchasing a home is a huge decision as well as a long-term investment. When searching for a new home in the Triangle, homebuyers must choose between a new construction home and a resale. If you are trying to decide between the two, here are some things to consider:

Energy Efficiency:

An important factor to keep in mind when purchasing a resale home is whether it is equipped with the latest in sustainable technology. If lowering the electric bill through “green” construction is important to you, buying or building a new home is virtually always going to be the better option because of the advancements in energy efficiency.

Flexibility of the Space:

Another important consideration is flexibility of space. When purchasing a resale home, there is usually little to no possibilities when it comes to changing the space without investing in a full house remodel; what you see is what you get.

Replacement Costs

When purchasing a resale home, you must consider replacement expenses. A resale home will often feature old and used appliances like the furnace, water heater, air conditioning unit, and even the roof, doors, windows and more. Buying a resale home means that you must factor these replacements into the cost of the home. In a new home, however, there are brand new appliances and the latest in new materials and design.

Safety Features

The safety of a home is of the upmost importance. New homes often have new technological advancements in smoke detectors and wiring, as well as modern fire retardants in materials such as carpeting and insulation.

If you decide a new home is right for you, check out our available luxury homes in communities around the Triangle. 

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