Is a New Home Better than an Older Home?
Not necessarily. In many cases, it comes down to which home do you like. Which home has the features you want and which home is the better value.
The thing about new homes in Clarksville TN is that they are built in the new styles, new colors and lots of the new trends and materials catching the eye of buyers. But there is also good news for older homes, they too can have some of these new products and additions. Homeowners add updates to their homes for their own personal enjoyment and to prepare their homes for selling. Click here to begin your search for a Clarksville TN home.
With so many buyers watching HGTV and seeing the latest trends, home builders are watching too and delivering granite, quartz tops, farm sinks in kitchen, ship-lap and beadboard, nice open spaces and pretty windows. Buyers do take notice of these things and get excited about owning the home.
But hold on. Most of what a buyer sees is the surface and cosmetics of a home. What is equally important or even more important is what is going on with the systems and behind the walls or under the floors. Even with building inspections and home inspections, items and deficiencies are missed that should be corrected before closing. These problems can exist in either a new home or an older home so never skip the home inspection process.
Now let's take a closer look at older homes in Clarksville TN. Many of these homes are solidly built, others were not. As with the way things are today, in years past some builders used better products and building practices and the result was better homes. You see you can cover up and add the glitz that will make a buyer take note of the older homes, too. A well built older home with new features can impress as much or more than a newly built home. You can feel how solid they are and how they have standed the test of time. Some newer homes do not feel as solid.
When buying an older home you generally have an established lawn and mature trees. This is a drawback to many of the new home neighborhoods. In a new home the home buyer will have to baby the lawn to get it looking rich and inviting. Some buyers don't have the desire nor the skill to be able to bring the lawn to its fullest capacity.
An older home usually has the window treatments in place. This can be a good feature especially if they are the newer styles and can save money for the new buyer. It can also be a distractor if old drapes and curtains are blocking the windows and making rooms feel smaller.
A new home presents the buyer with a clean slate and the buyer can make decisions about decorating choices. Many of these homes have tasteful decor and lean toward a more neutral color palette. An older home can also have undergone a freshening and made neutral. This is the best way to present any home to a prosective buyer.
New home prices can be higher than older home prices so your dollars may stretch future by buying an older home. You may get more square footage and the neighborhood you desire. But keep in mind, that you are generally getting some older systems too, an older roof, appliances, etc. The time for replacement could be sooner than you expect.
New homes in Clarksville convey with a one-year builder warranty. This warranty covers workmanship and material failure during the first year of ownership. Systems are also covered for a year and some of those warranties may be extended for as long as ten years.
So is it better to buy a new home or older home? It really depends on what you like. The smell of new comes with a new home. Buyers like that and knowing nobody has lived there before. But that large shade tree and bigger yard may only come with the older home so it's a trade off. You decide!
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