No products in the cart.
Enjoying your new home, Moving

Building a New Home vs. Buying a Home: What to Consider

April 11, 2020, Author: Karen Stanley

When it comes to purchasing a home, there is a big question of building a new home vs. buying a home.

Here’s a list of 10 things to consider when making that decision:

  1. Design: A new home is 100% you. You get to choose all the finishes from the carpet to the faucets, and the design is what you imagined because you put the pieces together yourself. Sounds overwhelming? Our design center specialists help guide you through the process and provide suggestions to help you the whole way. A pre-owned home already has all the design choices made, and you take it over as is.

    New home builders in Gilbert Arizona
    Designing a home gives you the chance to pick exactly what you’re wanting for fixtures, counters, paint, and more
  2. Visualizing: Buying a home means you get to walk through and see exactly what it is like. Building a home, on the other hand, requires exploring the models and the design center to envision what your new home will look like when it is completed.
  3. Time: When building a home, you create a timeline. However, for those needing a new home right away, there might not be time to build. It’s important to consider what your family will do in the meantime as you are building your home. Another option is to check out our quick move-ins that have been beautifully designed and can be ready more quickly for you and your family.
  4. Appliances: This can be a major influencer in building a new home vs. buying a home. When you build a new home, you can know that all of your appliances are the most efficient. This means they are keeping your water, gas, and electric expenses as low as possible.

    New home builders in Gilbert Chandler Arizona
    New homes give you the chance to enjoy the latest technology and the most efficient appliances. However, you can always update appliances as needed in a pre-owned home.
  5. Carpet: Carpet can be replaced in any home. The important thing to decide is if you want a fresh start with the least allergens, or if you are planning on purchasing a home and then replacing the carpet down the road. Many of our flooring options have warranties when purchased new.

    Do you want to invest in new carpet now, or plan on replacing carpet a little bit down the road? Warranties are a great thing to consider when buying or choosing new flooring
  6. Landscaping: Depending on your lifestyle, you may want to add pavers or a patio. Look at what each home comes with and if you would have to change anything on a purchased house. At the same time, see if the home builder covers what you are looking for, or if it could be added.
  7. Neighborhood: Do you want to buy a home in an established neighborhood? Or would you like to be a part of something new with your neighbors? Building a home gives you and your neighbors a fresh start. On the other hand, buying a previously-owned home puts you right into an established neighborhood.
  8. School Districts: Explore the locations for building sites as well as homes for sale. Consider which districts you would want to fall in.

    best places to live in Gilbert
    Looking ahead at potential school districts is something to consider when planning where to relocate your family
  9. Resale Value: Is this a home you are retiring to? Or is it the next step for your growing family? Generally, new homes have great resale value. Meanwhile, no updates are needed if you find yourself selling within the next few years. On the other hand, when you purchase a pre-owned home, you already know its current resale value because you purchased it. If you do move from your home, remember you may need to update things to keep its value since it isn’t likely everything was brand new when you moved in.
  10. Home Projects: Are you a fan of home projects? And love the thrill of improving things step by step? Or are you a fan of focusing on designing your home. If you love remodeling and improving a property yourself, purchasing a pre-owned home is perfect for you! Or maybe you have always wanted to hand-pick the design elements of your home without having the overhaul, or the time investment. If that is the case, a new home would be a great option for you and your family.

New home builders in Gilbert Chandler Arizona

A Final Note:

Owning a home is an exciting achievement, whether you are moving into a pre-owned home or designing and building a new home. Explore our new home floorplans, and take a virtual tour of our models at New Village Homes, as you decide where you and your family will call home.


Have questions?

New Village Homes

I can help!
Fill out this form and I’ll get right back to you.

    All LocationsAndalucia VillasCadizHamilton LandingLa CosteraLa ValenciaLamb Lane

    Or call me or email me anytime!