York County SC Realtors discuss Making the New Construction vs. Resale Choice
Making the New Construction vs. Existing Choice
Homebuyers in York County have many areas and neighborhoods from which to choose. Rock Hill's mix of historical neighborhoods and new construction, Fort Mill's craftsman's style in Baxter, and Tega Cay's lake living offer every buyer something of interest. Proximity to Charlotte NC from York county is the icing on the cake.
New homes are fresh. Carpets are without stains, cabinets and walls are not sticky or stained, and the builder may be offering a good portion of the closing costs. A new home warranty is in place for a year, and appliances and mechanical systems are new. However, there are considerations. New homes need window treatments. While the paint is fresh, builder's often use basic colors in flat paint that may be hard to clean. Custom paint adds detail and life, but it can be expensive. Landscaping must be established, so the new lawn and the plants need care. Construction may be underway in the neighborhood, so expect to experience some inconvenience.
An existing or resale home may show some wear, and you may note that walls or floors need to be refinished. But, window treatments are in place, the prior owner may leave shelving, and may have done updates. The neighborhood is established, and home values are based on history. You can assess how the neighbors care for their property.
Older homes may be in areas that are convenient to amenities such as shopping, universities, or medical facilities. Sellers may pay a buyers closing cost if they can be negotiated and incorporated into the price. However, the home will need to appraise at the higher value. Home warranty plans are available, and your Homes in the Piedmont buyer agent will talk to you about the benefits.
After evaluating the location, the cost, the floor plans, and the neighborhood, make the choice based on your lifestyle and your preferences.
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