New home versus resale: 5 things to consider before buying

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Are you struggling with determining whether to buy a new home or go with a resale? The shift in the economy has created a shift in home buying, so there are more advantages now than ever to consider a new home.

  1. Energy efficiency is built in. Rather than retrofitting an existing home to incorporate energy savings—like quadruple-paned windows, heating and cooling systems, and insulation—you build smart, right from the start.
  2. Save on home repair. Moving into a new home means no existing wear and tear. You won’t be looking at replacing your roof or carpeting, painting the exterior, or updating your kitchen or bathrooms.
  3. You’re covered by warranty. Your new home and its contents–including appliances, plumbing, electrical, flooring, and roof—are covered under warranty. Consider the cost of replacing any of these items when calculating the true cost of buying a resale.
  4. Get what you want. Do you want a larger…

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