Although it can be tempting to purchase a new build home, there are plenty of reasons why you might refrain from doing so. Of course, a new build is going to be new and shiny, but unless you have an almost bottomless budget or a hand in the design, layout, and location, there are likely to be some large downfalls. The largest of which is that you will be paying through the nose for a much smaller home, but there are also other areas where renovation could be the better option.
#1 General Build Quality of the Property
Most new builds are built with the idea of making as much profit from the sale as possible. This means that with the older style of homes, you are likely to get a building constructed of superior and more substantial building materials, thicker walls, and generally constructed without today’s building time restrictions that are being set by greedy construction bosses.
#2 Internal and External Character
Many new homes are built without any character at all and are for the most part just empty boxes waiting to be filled. This is all well and good if you are drawn to this look. However, the older style of property does tend to have additional beauty added to them by their various occupants over the years. These characteristics are likely to be eye-catching touches like ceiling roses, hand-crafted coving or moldings, and decorative flourishes to stairwells.
#3 Modelling to Your Own Design
Although you think you could remodel a new building once you have taken possession of it in much the same way you might an older building, you will have to consider that you will be undoing what you have just paid top dollar for.
Older homes tend to work out cheaper because of this exact reason. In purchasing an older home, you will likely have to pay out for maintenance, whereas with a new build, you shouldn’t have to. If you are a dab hand at DIY or are thinking of taking it up as a hobby, an older house could be just the thing to sink your teeth into.
However, with so many accidents happening year after year by those individuals actively involved with DIY, you should make sure that you have and know the ANSI first aid kit requirements before you start any DIY jobs around your new home.
#4 Possibly More Land
The location of your dream home happens to be will decide whether this point is relevant or not. There are some areas where land to build on is sparse, and therefore, new build homes typically have a far smaller footprint, as well as less land being sold with them.
If you are the type of person that loves a garden or dreams of keeping larger breeds of animals or even livestock, you are more likely to find the one that suits your requirements with an older property than a newly built one at a more desirable price.