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Eagle, ID 83616

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New or Pre-Existing Homes: Why Buy Each

Posted by Kevin Hughes on Thursday, December 27th, 2012 at 10:10am.

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Real estate for sale in Idaho gives you so many choices and it's crucial that you find exactly what you want so that you will be very happy with your new home. There are so many different options with houses that it can be as difficult to make choices as it is at a restaurant with endless menu items. Luckily, you don't have to decide in just a few minutes and you can educate yourself on the pluses and minuses of each choice in front of you--you can search brand-new homes and existing comes here for days! By being a smart buyer of real estate for sale in Idaho, you will not only find the right home, you'll even have fun in the process.

Modern or Classical

Perhaps certain types of people are drawn to more brand-new, cutting edge looks, while others appreciate history and old-fashioned charm. Though you may be more drawn to the old or new, it isn't black and white for most--it's important to decide what visually appeals to you more in real estate for sale in Boise, an older or new home--so that you are most happy. You want to come home each day feeling lucky to live in such a beautiful home. Neighborhoods also provide the backdrop for the home, so you will have to decide if you like the mature trees and character of an existing neighborhood, or if the amenities and brand-new everything in a new subdivision draw you in.

Fixer-upper

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Even with inspections, most homeowners find that existing homes have a problem or two --some who enjoy fixing things are totally okay with that. Those who are able to do some home repairs can even save money when buying real estate for sale in Boise by buying a bit of a project home and making repairs as they go. Yet, there are those who don't want to touch a tool and a home that is brand-new and may carry a warranty is a dream for them. Certainly it is wise to do what makes the most sense for your situation.

Price

Overall, median homeprices for existing home versus brand-new homes will tell you that new construction homes cost thousands more. For the buyer who finds many strong advantages in new construction homes, it might make sense to pay a little more for a new house. Also, buyers of new homes know that they will spend less money each month on energy costs because instead of buying a home with energy-sucking appliances, they will have an efficient new home. You will need to add up the dollars and cents and do you own calculations to find what you think is best.

Your Hughes Group Realtor can give you more personalized guidance and other things to think about as they help you through every step of buying real estate for sale in Idaho. If neither the advantages of new homes or existing homes are so compelling to pull you either way, there is nothing wrong with being open to buying the best house that's available. If you are buying an existing home today, you will be facing tough competition in today's low-inventory market. You'll need an excellent Realtor, a Hughes Group professional, to handle the intricacies of getting you into a great home today. New homes sales are booming, with prices much lower than years past. Regardless of whether you buy old or new, the Hughes Group will make sure you love your home. Find the right home today--you'll be glad you did.


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