Are you ready to purchase a home? Do you know what you are looking for?
Our first home was a townhouse, our second house was a thirty-year-old home, and our third house is a new build. Which is best for you? What would you ideally pick? Have you ever made a Pros and Cons list? Well, here is our lists for you. Find the steps of purchasing a home here!
Perfect for a small family
Close to neighbors (if that’s your thing)
No yard work (perfect for busy families)
Amenities included (pool)
Amenities can be pricey.
Stairs get really annoying
Too small for bigger families
No yard for dogs and kids
No garage (for us)
Your neighbors hear everything!
OLDER HOUSE (pros)
Get a better deal
Move in quicker
You know how the house has settled
Also, You can see how the area has held up
You can see the mature landscape
OLDER HOUSE (cons)
It can be a money pit
Not energy efficient
NEW HOUSE (pros)
Everything is new
You can pick out what you want
You don’t have to worry about fixing anything!
NEW HOUSE (cons)
It can take too long for build
(if you buy in a community)
There are usually high HOAs and CDDs
The houses can look cookie cutter
Some can be very close to neighbors
Can have small lots
You don’t know how the neighborhood will stand up.
Here are my pros and cons for our houses we lived in. Well, our new home is just finished. I’m super excited that we found something affordable that was close to my hometown with a bigger lot. I want to hear what you would pick for your dream home. Follow me on instagram.com/Mamarohrerspride to follow my new house adventures. Love ya, Mary xoxox
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