Why Build a New Home Instead of Buying an Affordable Existing One?

Why Build a New Home Instead of Buying an Affordable Existing One?

In some areas, the market is filled with affordable older homes that seem to offer everything you want. Under these circumstances, it’s natural to wonder why you should build a new home instead of buying one of these seeming gems. The answer is that old houses often hold many surprises – and they’re not the kind you want. Here are some of the problems that older affordable houses tend to have hidden within them:

Failed Superstructure

This is the big one, and it’s also the most costly. Old wiring gets brittle and shorts out, old plumbing starts to leak, and old roofs let the rainfall on your head. Unfortunately, a coat of paint and careful house-showing techniques can momentarily conceal many of these problems. This can lead to nasty surprises when it comes time to move in.

Some of the problems that come about by the simple aging of the house are even harder to spot in advance. You may need to put in a new sewer pipe if the house is in the city, and if it’s in a rural area, you may need a new septic as well along with that. These fixes are very expensive.

“Basic” Renovations Add Up to a Lot of Money

An affordable older home usually needs several upgrades right off the bat. You can expect to replace old carpet or tile, paint the walls, fix some windows, change some lights, and put in new appliances. All of these things can be done for a few hundred dollars each, but when a house needs all of them at the same time, you’re looking at a few more thousand dollars before the house can really be called livable. Suddenly, the affordable older home isn’t so affordable anymore!

Building a New Home Lets You Avoid Bad Surprises

When you choose an affordable new home from Trafalgar Homes, you can rest assured that you are getting quality home build. Since everything will be new, it’ll work properly for years to come. Not only that, you won’t have to worry about making any cosmetic upgrades – everything will be the way you want it right from the start.

At Trafalgar Homes we are here to help you make the right choice when it comes to building your new vacation home. Book your no-obligation appointment or call 1.866.971.0239. We’ll be glad to explain our offerings and work with you to build your perfect home!