New Home or Resale: Which is the Smarter Investment????

March 6, 2013

When you decide to buy a home—and, incidentally, there are so many reasons to do so now! Do you know what you are getting for your money? Are you focusing on purchasing an existing home because you think you can get a better “deal”?Image

The truth is, the sale price of a resale is often only the beginning. You’ll likely have to invest in repairs—cosmetic or structural. Depending on the age of the house, you might be looking at replacing the roof, flooring, major appliances, furnace, water heater, or other items that last only a finite number of years. What kind of structural repairs are you facing? Do you know the condition of the underlying support system (foundation, beams, etc.)? And how responsible was the previous owner? Did he ignore basic maintenance or perhaps cut corners on repairs?

Once you add up the extra costs associated with bringing a resale up to your standards, you might find yourself regretting that you didn’t opt for a brand new home. Consider these advantages of purchasing a new home:

  1. Picture perfect. You’re not at the mercy of the previous owner’s choices. You can choose everything in advance: location, floor plan, windows, trims, flooring, appliances, light fixtures, window treatments, colors, and even the landscaping.
  2. Move-in condition. You won’t need to spend time or money on changes and repairs after the sale.
  3. Warranties. With a new home, you gain the peace of mind that comes with having everything under warranty: the house itself, as well as the appliances, flooring, and heating and air conditioning systems.
  4. Energy efficiency. Starting from the ground up allows you to incorporate energy efficient systems into your home—rather than attempt a retrofit—so you enjoy continued comfort and savings (including a tax credit for owning an energy efficient home).
  5. Low maintenance. New homes are built with the latest in technology and materials, designed for greater durability and low maintenance.

Forget the myths you’ve heard about purchasing a new home. We’re in a new decade, with new advances, credits, pricing, and more. There has never been a better time to reap the rewards of a new home!

 

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New home versus resale: 5 things to consider before buying

October 24, 2012

Are you struggling with determining whether to buy a new home or go with a resale? The shift in the economy has created a shift in home buying, so there are more advantages now than ever to consider a new home.

  1. Energy efficiency is built in. Rather than retrofitting an existing home to incorporate energy savings—like quadruple-paned windows, heating and cooling systems, and insulation—you build smart, right from the start.
  2. Save on home repair. Moving into a new home means no existing wear and tear. You won’t be looking at replacing your roof or carpeting, painting the exterior, or updating your kitchen or bathrooms.
  3. You’re covered by warranty. Your new home and its contents–including appliances, plumbing, electrical, flooring, and roof—are covered under warranty. Consider the cost of replacing any of these items when calculating the true cost of buying a resale.
  4. Get what you want. Do you want a larger kitchen? Maybe it would be great to have a first-floor owners suite. A buyer of a resale rarely finds the perfect home. Rather than compromising your dream, work with a custom home builder to adapt the floor plan to your desires, and not the other way around.
  5. Reduce your home maintenance. Today’s new homes are built with the busy homeowner in mind. Materials like composite products require minimal care while still looking great.

When you add up all the advantages that come with buying a new home, a resale just can’t compare. If you want more reasons, contact us at Stylecraft Builders.

 

Stylecraftbuilders.com

**Stylecraft Builders is an affordable New Home Builder in Central Texas. We are currently building in Brenham, Bryan, College Station, Conroe, Huntsville, Navasota, Killeen and Fort Hood, and Waco, Texas. **

Feel Free to Contact me Tanner Brewster the Online Sales Consultant for Stylecraft Builders:

Cell – 1-866-977-0998

tabrewster@stylecraft-builders.com

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Which is the Smarter Investment? New Home or Resale???

August 15, 2012

The truth is, the sale price of a resale is often only the beginning. You’ll likely have to invest in repairs—cosmetic or structural. Depending on the age of the house, you might be looking at replacing the roof, flooring, major appliances, furnace, water heater, or other items that last only a finite number of years. What kind of structural repairs are you facing? Do you know the condition of the underlying support system (foundation, beams, etc.)? And how responsible was the previous owner? Did he ignore basic maintenance or perhaps cut corners on repairs?

Once you add up the extra costs associated with bringing a resale up to your standards, you might find yourself regretting that you didn’t opt for a brand new home. Consider these advantages of purchasing a new home:

  1. Picture perfect. You’re not at the mercy of the previous owner’s choices. You can choose everything in advance: location, floor plan, windows, trims, flooring, appliances, light fixtures, window treatments, colors, and even the landscaping.
  2. Move-in condition. You won’t need to spend time or money on changes and repairs after the sale.
  3. Warranties. With a new home, you gain the peace of mind that comes with having everything under warranty: the house itself, as well as the appliances, flooring, and heating and air conditioning systems.
  4. Energy efficiency. Starting from the ground up allows you to incorporate energy efficient systems into your home—rather than attempt a retrofit—so you enjoy continued comfort and savings.
  5. Low maintenance. New homes are built with the latest in technology and materials, designed for greater durability and low maintenance.

Forget the myths you’ve heard about purchasing a new home. We’re in a new decade, with new advances, pricing, and more. There has never been a better time to reap the rewards of a new home!

 

Stylecraftbuilders.com

**Stylecraft Builders is an affordable New Home Builder in Central Texas. We are currently building in Brenham, Bryan, College Station, Conroe, Huntsville, Navasota, Killeen and Fort Hood, and Waco, Texas. **

Feel Free to Contact me Tanner Brewster the Online Sales Consultant for Stylecraft Builders:

Cell – 1-866-977-0998

tabrewster@stylecraft-builders.com

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New Home or Resale: Which is the Smarter Investment?

May 9, 2012

When you decide to buy a home—and, incidentally, there are so many reasons to do so now, energy efficiency, you can personalize “Your New Home,” and you get a warranty! Are you focusing on purchasing an existing home because you think you can get a better “deal”?

The truth is, the sale price of a resale is often only the beginning. You’ll likely have to invest in repairs—cosmetic or structural. Depending on the age of the house, you might be looking at replacing the roof, flooring, major appliances, furnace, water heater, or other items that last only a finite number of years. What kind of structural repairs are you facing? Do you know the condition of the underlying support system (foundation, beams, etc.)? And how responsible was the previous owner? Did he ignore basic maintenance or perhaps cut corners on repairs?

Once you add up the extra costs associated with bringing a resale up to your standards, you might find yourself regretting that you didn’t opt for a brand new home. Consider these advantages of purchasing a new home:

  1. Picture perfect. You’re not at the mercy of the previous owner’s choices. You can choose everything in advance: location, floor plan, windows, trims, flooring, appliances, light fixtures, window treatments, colors, and even the landscaping.
  2. Move-in condition. You won’t need to spend time or money on changes and repairs after the sale.
  3. Warranties. With a new home, you gain the peace of mind that comes with having everything under warranty: the house itself, as well as the appliances, flooring, and heating and air conditioning systems.
  4. Energy efficiency. Starting from the ground up allows you to incorporate energy efficient systems into your home—rather than attempt a retrofit—so you enjoy continued comfort and savings (including a tax credit for owning an energy efficient home).
  5. Low maintenance. New homes are built with the latest in technology and materials, designed for greater durability and low maintenance.

Forget the myths you’ve heard about purchasing a new home. We’re in a new decade, with new advances, pricing, and more. There has never been a better time to reap the rewards of a new home!

Contact Stylecraft Builders, if you have any other questions.

 

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New homes sales are up, inventory dropping

April 27, 2011

Sales of new homes rose in March 2011, and the inventory of available properties hit its lowest point in almost 55 years, according to the U.S. Commerce Department.

New home sales increased to 11.1 percent of the seasonally adjusted 300,000 unit rate—which is also up from the anticipated pace of 280,000 units. The number of available new homes dropped to 183,000 units in March, the lowest inventory since August 1967.

Resales and foreclosures continue to make up the majority of sales (more than 90 percent), but more and more homebuyers are seeing the advantage of purchasing a new home in the current market. With interest rates still low and the price of new homes still competitive, the advantages of new homes in terms of minimal upkeep, greater resale value, increased energy efficiency, and other factors are weighing on the minds of homebuyers—and tipping the scales, if these figures are any indication.

Certainly, the price of foreclosed homes and short sales appeal to buyers, but it’s important to note that this type of property often has hidden problems. Owners in financial distress ignore the upkeep that is necessary to maintain property value. As a result, the buyer needs to consider more than just the sale price. New homes are still competitively priced, while also offering the peace of mind of warranties, as well as the cost savings from energy efficient appliances and construction.

If you’re ready to join the trend towards new home purchase, now is still an excellent time. Talk to us at Stylecraft Builders about your many options. Our homes and communities throughout the Bryan-College Station region in Texas offer a comfortable, affordable lifestyle in a thriving area. Check out our move-in-ready homes, take a virtual tour of Stylecraft Builders models or call us to arrange a personal tour.

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New home versus resale: 5 things to consider before buying

October 27, 2010

Are you struggling with determining whether to buy a new home or go with a resale? The shift in the economy has created a shift in home buying, so there are more advantages now than ever to consider a new home.

  1. Energy efficiency is built in. Rather than retrofitting an existing home to incorporate energy savings—like quadruple-paned windows, heating and cooling systems, and insulation—you build smart, right from the start.
  2. Save on home repair. Moving into a new home means no existing wear and tear. You won’t be looking at replacing your roof or carpeting, painting the exterior, or updating your kitchen or bathrooms.
  3. You’re covered by warranty. Your new home and its contents–including appliances, plumbing, electrical, flooring, and roof—are covered under warranty. Consider the cost of replacing any of these items when calculating the true cost of buying a resale.
  4. Get what you want. Do you want a larger kitchen? Maybe it would be great to have a first-floor owners suite. A buyer of a resale rarely finds the perfect home. Rather than compromising your dream, work with a custom home builder to adapt the floor plan to your desires, and not the other way around.
  5. Reduce your home maintenance. Today’s new homes are built with the busy homeowner in mind. Materials like composite products require minimal care while still looking great.

When you add up all the advantages that come with buying a new home, a resale just can’t compare. If you want more reasons, contact us at Stylecraft Builders.

 

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How to Start Designing Your Dream Home

February 3, 2010

We all have visions of our dream home. Maybe you’re watching a home makeover on television and think, “I want that!” or you visit a friend’s home and are impressed by a renovation. Or perhaps you’re tired of having your laundry room in the basement and swear “never again” every time you lug another load of clothes up another flight of stairs.

Having a dream and realizing it are two, very different things. Before you talk to a builder or architect, here are a few tips to get you started in the right direction:

  1. Build a Vision Book. You probably know what you want—and what you don’t. Start a notebook and write down your likes and dislikes. Clip out photos and ideas from magazines, print from the Web, or take photos yourself. Circle architectural details you like, such as windows, doors, trim, entryways, flooring, built-ins, porches, decks, etc.
  2. Determine the size. Figure out the rooms you want and need, the size of each, and how many levels. Do you want a great room with cathedral ceilings? Are you planning on an owner’s suite? Will you have an eat-in kitchen? Do you need a three-car garage? Do the math and this will give you a rough estimation of the total square footage.
  3. Decide on a home style. Do you have a fondness for a traditional cape, a classic Colonial, a rustic post-and-beam, farmhouse, Tudor, or a contemporary home? Are you leaning toward single-floor living? You can find sample home designs and floor plans online and in magazines. Take the time to browse your choices. Drive around and take photos of homes you like. Put these in your Vision Book.
  4. Consider your homesite. If you already own your homesite, consider the type of home that will work best there, Think about how you will situate your home on the building lot. How will you utilize the best features of this land?

Build your Vision Book and then share it with the architects and builders you’re considering. They can help you determine some ballpark costs and advise you how to make adjustments for cost savings, energy efficiency, durability, and comfort. Even if you’re not quite ready to take the next step, start a Vision Book. There’s no price for dreaming!