Buying a home is one of the biggest investments you will ever make. Choosing to buy a new home or a used home can seem a little intimidating, and there are many factors to consider when choosing where you and your family are going to live. So, where do you start? Who do you speak with to start the home search? Do you buy used or build new?
To help you decide, we have put together a few hidden costs that tend to be common factors while searching the used home market.
While used houses may present themselves at an initial lower cost, the cost of inspections and other
non-refundable fees will ultimately increase the total cost of purchasing a new home. Cost of inspections
typically include spending at least $300 - $400 before you ever commit to purchasing a house.
Home renovations can sound like an exciting DIY project at the time, but often homeowners end up spending way more than they bargained for. On a national average, a homeowner can spend up to $45,000 in renovations, according to Home Adviser. When buying a Betenbough home, you are able to select options to make your new house a home. You can do all this without ever picking up a paint brush, drill or hammer.
Used homes don’t include home warranties, and the cost of repairs and maintenance can eat at your savings. Every Betenbough home includes a two-year comprehensive new home warranty at no extra cost. This two-year warranty allows you to live peacefully without worrying about constantly up-keeping or remodeling your home.
Used homes have fewer energy efficient features and appliances. In every Betenbough home, there are several features that not only reduce strain on the environment, but also benefit homeowners by reducing energy costs and protecting the health of families. New Betenbough homes offer an advanced framing system, water conserving fixtures, LED lighting, Low-VOC paint and Low-E windows.
To make your home buying experience unique, we offer a dedicated team to walk you through your homebuying process. We have a trained in-house sales team to walk you through your home-buying process every step of the way. At the end of your home-buying journey, your closing specialist takes care of all the hassle and stress of the documents you will need by coordinating with your title company and lender.
Save your time, save your efforts, and save your money. Buy a new home from Betenbough Homes and build your future for more home, less money.
If new homes have sparked your interest, speak with our new home adviser, Henry, today!