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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Character or Customization? The Great Home Buying Debate

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If you're buying a home in Bucks and Montgomery County, should you buy a new home or an older home? It’s an age-old question for potential homeowners.

When it comes to older homes, they are readily available, and come with the added bonus of mature neighborhoods with larger trees and yards generally. Inside the home, kitchens are generally a bit smaller, but sometimes they're remodeled, along with the rest of the house. Here in Bucks County, we don't typically have reassessments, so older homes typically have lower taxes as well.

Do you prefer character and charm, or totally customizable?

With new construction homes, you typically have to wait for your home and the prices tend to be a little bit higher. The plus side is, you have many more options. You can customize the floorplan, and you decide what's actually going into the home. You will have some added expenses like landscaping, painting, and window treatments, but those are also all customizable to your tastes.

Which would you prefer? I'd be happy to help you with this decision if you're looking to buy a home. Just give me a call! If you have any other questions about buying, selling, or investing in real estate, feel free to reach out to me soon.