When buyers come to me looking for guidance I always include both new homes and used (pre-owned) homes. Many buyers are surprised to find that I also work with new home builders and once they understand the benefits, far prefer it to working with the builder's sales staff.
But what are the benefits of new vs used?
- latest building practices including 4x6 walls, increased insulation, heat recovery ventilators and child safe receptacles
- comprehensive 1yr builder warranty (some builders offer 2 yrs), additional New home warranties (additional 4-10 yrs or more covering various items)
- typically located in mature areas with established schools, larger trees, typically shorter commutes to city centre
- less likely to be "cookie