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Wednesday, January 4, 2017   /   by Becca Scott

Should I Buy a New Construction Home Over an Existing Home?

In our last blog, we discussed the top benefits of owning a home task planning tool. Now comes the question of, should I buy a brand new home, or an existing home? Do you want something with history, or a blank canvas?


Stats have shown that when buyers are given the choice of buying new or used, the majority will choose new. There’s just something about buying a home that’s not only been untouched, but can be made just the way you like it. And in today’s market, new homes are more affordable than you might think.


So to help you with this decision, we’ve listed some pros and cons of buying a new construction home.


Pros


Customization


Even if your not going for a custom home, you may be able to upgrade finishes from builder grade material and add your own personal touches before construction is complete.


Floor Plans


New homes offer modern floorplans. Today’s buyers want an open floorplan layout which means larger l ...

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  real estate, new construction, owning, benefits, homeownership, resale

Wednesday, December 7, 2016   /   by Becca Scott

Preparing Your Home to Sell

When it comes time to put your home up for sale, many thoughts will run through your head, such as “why should I spend the extra money sprucing up the place? Won’t the buyers do that themselves?” Buyers are choosy and can afford to be choosy. In this market, buyers want the best, and a home can easily fall through the cracks if it doesn’t stand out in a buyers mind. And you don’t necessarily need to remodel your kitchen, or start a huge home improvement project to reel the buyers in. Sometimes a simple decluttering or deep clean will work wonders! With 90% of buyers searching for homes online, pictures of your home need to make a great first impression. Not only will it bring in the buyers by the numbers, but it will overall increase its value and shorten your time on the market.
To give you an idea of what you might need to do when preparing your home for the market, we’ve created a checklist to help you get start ...

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  real estate, resale, selling

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