Homebuying: New vs Resale Homes

Posted by Kirby Cox on Thursday, June 26th, 2014 at 12:02am.

Should you buy a brand new home that you can customize, or choose a resale one that's move-in ready? Both options present advantages, and there is no right answer, it's totally up to the buyer. We've outlined a couple benefits of each:

Buying New

• Personalized home: with new homes you can choose the colours, fixtures and upgrades such as lighting and flooring
• New homes are built up to current building codes and standards
• Lower maintenance costs: newer homes tend to have lower maintenance costs as all of the materials are brand new
• Builder warranties: the majority of home builders offer warranties for new homes

Buying Resale

• Easy access: homes in established neighbourhoods are in close proximity to services, parks, schools, etc
• Home extras: resale homes can offer extras such as upgraded landscaping and finished basements
• Renovations/upgrades: a lot of resale homes have been upgraded or renovated with great features that increase home value

If you're interested in Northwest Calgary real estate, Kirby Cox & Associates works with several reputable home builders in Calgary. We also have a great inventory of resale homes for sale in great communities. Whatever you're looking for, please feel free to contact us, or find us on Twitter.

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