Are you in the market for a new home? Are you debating between an existing fixer-upper or a new construction home? For many of us, the idea of taking something old and fixing it is appealing. Imagine the satisfaction of putting your blood, sweat, and tears into a home to make it your own and create your ideal living space. Now imagine the blood, sweat, and tears it's going to take dealing with all the problems that may arise from purchasing a fixer-upper.
Before you sign the papers on that "high-potential" property, take a look at some of the pros and cons of buying an existing home versus a new modular home:
When you purchase a fixer-upper, you don't really know what you're getting into. Sure you have invested in some inspections, and the foundation seems to be sound, but when it comes down to it, you don't know what's underneath the plaster and floorboards until you start taking it all apart. You might find issues that are harder to fix than originally anticipated or, in the worst case, issues like rot or black mold that are next to impossible to overcome on a budget.
Alternatively, when you work with a reputable West Virginia homebuilder like Paradise Homes, you know exactly what you are getting. There are official documents and warranties that protect you in case anything should go wrong.
There's a reason that it's called a "money pit." In many cases, fixer-uppers come with unexpected issues or surprises that were not anticipated in the original budget. For many buyers who choose to work on a fixer-upper, they end up spending double or triple what they originally thought. Additionally, this also eats into your time budget as well, and many home renovations can take months - or sometimes years - longer than you would have hoped.
A new modular home is built by experienced professionals who work on a specific budget and timeframe that is often guaranteed in the paperwork and scope of work. The potential for unexpected costs or time delays is much lower with a new modular construction.
One of the biggest reasons people choose a fixer-upper is that they have strong opinions about the design and layout of the home. They want a house that is unique, in their preferred neighborhood, with all the bells and whistles that they feel are important. But when you choose a new modular home, you can still get all of this at a lower cost and with less hassle to you.
Since the new house is being built to your specs, you can choose things like fixtures, flooring materials, layouts, kitchen appliances, and more. Everything is completely customizable and new.
A house is a long-term investment, and you want to protect that investment for the rest of your life. New houses are built to modern specs, which means they are as energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly as possible. This translates to extended savings throughout your lifetime. Less expensive utility bills, fewer breakdowns, and a safer home will all give you peace of mind on a daily basis.
If you're not yet convinced that a new construction home is the best choice for you, contact the experts at Paradise Homes today. We have a variety of model homes at our sales center that you can tour, all with different options, floorplans, square footage, and styles. You can walk through our models and discuss what features are important to you, where you'd like to build, and what your home will cost. We'll customize a floorpan just for you, and walk you through every step of the home buying process.
Just CONTACT US or give us a call at 304-291-0072...or better yet, stop by our office in Morgantown!
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