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Buying New vs. Buying Resale

Thinking about buying a brand new home in WV's Eastern Panhandle? There are plenty of benefits to purchasing a new home, but there are many factors that influence your ultimate choice to buy new construction. Let us help you make the best decisions.

Consider the advantages and disadvantages of buying a new home versus buying an existing home. Have questions? Contact The Kable Team to find your perfect home.

What to Consider About New Construction

A dining room table with eight seats around it in a neat and new home.

Pros of New Homes

Easily accommodate today's technologyMost new homes offer plenty of electrical outlets, wiring for high-speed Internet access, and built-in appliances. Custom homes may also offer whirlpool tubs and home automation systems.

Easier to maintain — New homes are constructed with more durable and sustainable construction materials, and the builder will warranty against construction defects. Brand new major appliances typically carry a manufacturer's warranty, as well.

Energy efficient — Innovations in home construction mean that new homes are better insulated and feature energy-saving systems and appliances.

Safer — New homes adhere to the latest construction standards, so they offer stronger internal systems (such as electrical wiring) and do not contain hazardous construction materials (such as asbestos and lead-based paint).

Include modern amenities — New home are designed for today's lifestyles. They often feature open floorplans, oversized family rooms, spacious kitchens, walk-in closets, and upgrades like media rooms.

Personalized — You can work with the builder to pick your new home's paint colors, countertops, flooring, and finishes. A custom home allows you even more flexibility and personalization.

Cons of New Homes

More expensive — Modern amenities, upgrades, and appliances are a few reasons why new homes cost more than existing homes. Kable Team Realty can help you decide whether the home you love is overpriced. Contact us at (304) 725-1918.

Not immediately available — If you choose to build a new home from the ground up, you may encounter unexpected delays during the construction. Talk to us and we will share our advice for resolving timeline issues during the process.

Not ready for showings — When you tour a model home, you will often find a plethora of upgrades inside and out. Make sure to ask which features and appliances are included. The Kable Team works with builders regularly, so we can help you sort through your home buying options and determine the amenities that will give you the best value.

We're Happy to Share Our Advice

Have questions about the current housing market, financing options, or the building process? Contact us and we will provide you with the information you need.