Existing Home Vs. New Build? What Is Best For You? – What's Up Clarksville

Existing Home Vs. New Build? What Is Best For You?

The market is hot, no doubt about that and it is hard to find what you are looking for, because they get sold so quickly. In Clarksville, there are new builds going up daily. So you may be wondering, is a new build right for you? Or are you better with an existing home?

New Construction – One of the nice things with new construction is that you can have more energy efficient options. Imagine having a new roof, windows, appliances etc? These items help lower energy costs. Another great benefit is lower maintenance. With a new build, you won’t have as many small repairs, repainting, and other odd jobs around the house. Many builders offer a 1 year builder warranty. So if there is a problem, you can call them.

Some new construction is built already, and you take it the way it is. But if you find a new build that hasn’t been built yet, you get the fun job of being able to customizing it to your liking. Of course, that may cost you more.

Now let’s look at what existing homes can offer.

Existing Homes – One of the things that you can do with an existing home is negotiate price, closing costs, and move in date. Normally with new builds you aren’t as lucky. The price of the house is what it is. Builders already know how much closing costs they are willing to give, and you can’t move in until the house is completed.

Existing homes are already in established neighborhoods. That way they can decide if the neighborhood is the right fit for their family. Is it family friendly? How is the traffic patterns? If the lots around you haven’t been sold yet, it may be hard to decide if the neighborhood is a good fit.

Both home types have pros and cons. It’s a matter of what you are looking for, what you are wanting to spend, what your timeline is…etc. If you wonder which is right for you, call/text me at 931-237-1417 to discuss this in further detail.