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Weighing the Benefits of Buying a New Home Vs. a Resale

November 24, 2021

Are you thinking about purchasing a home? Many homebuyers find themselves deciding between building a new home or buying a resale.

Whether it’s your first home or you’re looking to move on to a new address, the process is always a bit daunting to think about. You save your hard-earned money to invest in a property, only to be faced with a massive decision on whether to buy a new build or a house that was previously owned.

But don’t worry we know how important this decision is, so we’re going to give you some items to review. Today, we’re going to talk about some practical considerations on the new home vs. resale debate. Continue reading and by the end of this blog you’ll have enough information to make a decision.

The Benefits of Buying a New Home

There are many perks to benefit from when you build a new home. From having more design options to greater energy efficiency, new builds are equipped with all that you need to help you feel reassured with your decision.

Up-to-Date Floorplans

When you purchase new builds, you can rest easy knowing that you’re getting a current floorplan. Designs change all the time, and resale homes leave you at the mercy of home trends that are sometimes decades old. When you’re looking to build a Tropicana Home you can select from different styles. Many of our floorplans offer modern or traditional designs!

You’re the First Owner

You’ll be the first owner of your newly built home, so it won’t have that “lived-in” sensation that you get with resales. With older homes, especially ones that have had multiple owners over many years, you just don’t know the condition it’s in until you’re living in it. In this sense, you’re going into homeownership blind, even if you do a pre-home sale inspection.

Choose Your Style

When you set out to build a new home, you get to customize the interior design to suit your personal style. Choosing specific colors, floors, and tiles makes such a difference in making your house feel like a home.

Check out this article for tips on how to choose colors for the inside of your Tropicana home and the for outside as well.

Potential Savings on Electricity

Older homes tend to lack the energy efficiency that newer builds have. Not only is this going to help you reduce your carbon footprint, but your actual energy bills are going to stay lower. Older homes may need upgraded appliances or window treatments later on. Some of these expenses can get quite costly and they are not reflected in the original sales price. Therefore, if you are still inclined to purchasing a used home, consider future expenses like these.

More Amenities for Everyone to Enjoy

When you build in a new home subdivision these days, you get to experience loads of community-wide amenities. Many of these communities include walking trails, green spaces, playgrounds, and outdoor recreational areas.

That’s not to say that you can’t find these things in older neighborhood homes, but new home communities are built with community in mind. If you are looking for a new neighborhood we have plenty of well-situated locations throughout El Paso and Socorro, Tx.

Making the Best Choice

There are two main reasons why you’d buy a resale home: cost and convenience. On the one hand, you can hire a realtor and try to find a house that checks off all of the boxes and on the other hand, cost-wise, you’ll end up investing more in a resale house in the long run.

Buying a new home provides you with everything you could possibly need when you move in. Not to mention, you’ll get to choose a floorplan that suits you and customize it with your favorite colors and tiles.

If you want new construction homes with the perfect balance of quality and luxury, you’ve come to the right place. Buying a new home is easier when you choose El Paso’s most trusted home builder, Tropicana Homes. Take the first step and contact us for more information.