September 23, 2011

Building a New Home vs. Buying a Resale


It doesn’t get any better than this….


It can be a difficult decision whether to purchase a resale home or a new home from a builder.  In this economy, the cost to construct a new home has increased tremendously.  Many times, there is a home already constructed quite similar to your ideas, haves and wants.

 Advantages of an existing home
Established neighborhoods with lived-in homes have much to offer. It is hard to beat the charm of an established neighborhood that is already lined with well-loved family homes. Another advantage of a resale home is that you can move in relatively quickly. With a new construction home, you often have to wait for construction to be completed. It could be six months or more, depending on delays from the weather or supply shortages. A resale home is ready at closing, often just 30 to 45 days after making an offer. There is also convenience involved with buying an existing home. You won’t have to put up with construction traffic through your neighborhood as other homes are completed and you already know what surrounds your home. Also, a resale home can usually be purchased at a better value per square footage than new construction. You often get more house for the money with a resale home.


P.S. Are you tired of waiting to build on your waterfront lot? I have enclosed a brochure of one of our Luxury Homes in Bentwater. Based on the price per square foot, this home is priced well below market value.  If you are concerned with the current lake levels, you should buy before the rain returns.  The price of this waterfront beauty will rise with the level of water.  The rains will come, buyers will rush back to the lake and prices will rise even faster than the level of the lake.  Now’s your chance to make the buy of the year! The water level may be low, but so are interest rates. This flawlessly constructed waterfront retreat sits on Bentwater’s private island. It is over 1/3 of an acre with over 90ft on the water. This beautiful masterpiece faces southeast with 180 degree view across main lake. This luxury home comes with a Grand Pine membership. Let it rain, let it rain, let it rain!!!

Please call me to schedule your exclusive preview of this home at 936-525-3259.



Glenda Johnson

Glenda Johnson                                                                                

Luxury Home Consultant