The Pros and Cons of New vs. Pre Owned Homes
CONS (NEW): In a new home the warranties don’t usually cover wear and tear and improper use of home components. This can sometime get to be a sticky topic if your carpet starts pulling up at the seams, but the builder can prove you have 5 dogs, and 4 kids!
CONS (USED): The number one reason why people don’t like to buy previously owned homes is because there is always the “What if” factor of the unknown. The possibility that the previous owner had a mold condition, and covered it up cosmetically, can be a possibility. Home sellers are required to sign a preexisting conditions disclosure stating that they don’t knowingly know of any problems with the home they are selling.
CONS (NEW) Now that the housing market is starting to recuperate the incentives for out of pocket expenses may not be as favorable. Often times major appliances such as refrigerators, dishwashers and washer/dryers still have to be purchased by the home buyer. When moving into a new home, some other out of pocket monies to consider could be: window coverings, major appliances, lawn irrigation system, and ceiling fans.
CONS (USED) The disadvantage of buying a pre owned home when it comes to out of pocket costs is that some items that come with the home are not in good condition. You could inherit appliances, and home systems that may cost you money in updating or keeping in working condition. Make sure and hire a home inspector after your offer has been accepted by the buyer. A home inspection will unveil issues that are beyond cosmetic. It will also give the home seller the opportunity to address any outstanding concerns/repairs with the home.
Take your time and weigh the pros and cons of buying a new versus pre owned home. Your decision may change when you find your ‘dream’ home! Remember, at the end of the day, new or pre owned, your home should make you feel comfortable for years to follow.
Types of pre owned homes and older homes are; Vintage homes, Cottage homes, Victorian homes, Colonial homes, Contemporary homes, Historical homes, Classic homes, Craftsmen homes, Patio homes, Rambles, Single story homes, Two story homes, Split level homes, Tri level homes, Salt box homes, Row house, Modern homes, Farmhouse, Cape Code homes, Ranch homes, Log homes, Cabins, Condominiums
If you searching for Pre owned Homes in Vancouver Washington and Clark County, I am here to help!
Locations of Pre Owned Homes for sale in Clark County Washington include the following areas;
Amboy, Barberton, Battle Ground, Brush Prairie, Camas, Cherry Grove, Dollar Corner, Ellsworth, Evergreen, Felida, Fern Prairie, Five Corners, Hazel Dell, Hockinson, La Center, Lake Shore, Lewisville, McLoughlin Heights, Meadow Glade, Mill Plain, Minnehaha, Mount Vista, Oak Park, Orchards, Ridgefield, Salmon Creek, Vancouver, Venesborg, Walnut Grove, Washougal, Yacolt
Zip codes of pre owned homes for sale in Vancouver Washington and Clark County include the following;
98601, 98604, 98606, 98607, 98622, 98629, 98642, 98660, 98661, 98662, 98663, 98664, 98665, 98666, 98668, 98671, 98675, 98682, 98683, 98684, 98685, 98686, 98686, 98687
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