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The Pros & Cons of New vs. Older Houses When Buying a Home in Granite Falls September 7, 2016

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The Pros & Cons of New vs. Older Houses When Buying a Home in Granite Falls, Granite Falls, Minnesota

Buying a house involves making a lot of decisions, including whether you're more interested in buying new construction or an older home in an existing neighborhood. While many house hunters have a pretty good idea of what they're looking for, EXIT Realty Scenic Valley in Granite Falls, MN, explains that both types of homes have some major benefits and some drawbacks.

New Construction

A few of the benefits of building a home on new real estate may seem obvious, including the option of customizing the floor plan and a few aesthetic features. While the initial price may be somewhat higher, having brand-new appliances, a new roof, and an energy-efficient HVAC system can more than make up for it. However, many homeowners are repelled by the cookie-cutter nature of some housing developments, which are often located far away from city centers and walkable areas.

buy a homeExisting Homes

Many who plan to buy a house dream of a vintage home in a bustling neighborhood with a sense of history and a unique character. If this is important to you, buying older real estate will probably make the most sense. However, be prepared to spend money on updating appliances, making repairs, and adjusting your lifestyle to fit the layout of your new home. For example, older homes often lack sufficient power outlets to meet the needs of a modern family.

If you're thinking of buying a house anywhere in the Granite Falls, Montevideo, Clara City, Clarkfield, Renville areas, turn to EXIT Realty Scenic Valley's team of highly trained, experienced real estate professionals. With their detailed local market knowledge and industry-leading expertise, they'll help you find exactly what you're looking for. Visit their website to see a selection of homes for sale, or just call their offices at (320) 564-1234 to discuss your dream home today.

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