The time has come to buy a new home. You’ve been thinking about this day for a long time and want to be sure you choose a home that will best serve your family’s needs for years to come. The question is: should you purchase a new build or resale home?
Here’s a look at why new builds should always be at the top of your new home checklist.
Your options: presales, quick possessions or resale homes
New builds come in two categories: presales and quick possessions.
Presales are built from scratch, giving you the ultimate say over what goes into your new home. You get to choose the lot, floor plan, customizations, colour and look of the exterior, and all interior finishings. One of the many benefits of building with Sterling Homes is we send you to each of our trusted trades to make your presale selections (like cabinetry, flooring, tile, etc.). Sending you right to the source for each selection ensures you’re working with experts in the field, and it gives you more options to choose from.
Quick possessions are move-in ready, allowing you to buy a brand new home without committing to the presale build process. The beauty of a quick possession, other than a speedy move-in, is that the builder has already decided on the floor plan, lot, and a collection of popular upgrades and unique interior selections. If a quick possession is still under construction, you may be able to make customizations and select interior finishings. If the quick possession is already complete, the only choice you have to make before moving in is which brand new appliances you like best.
Resale homes are pre-owned homes that have already been lived in.
Choosing the best option for you
Both new builds and resale homes offer their own set of advantages, depending on your new home needs. Here’s a quick look at each.
Ultimately, the decision comes down to what works best for you and those living in your new home. Purchasing a new build, or just new-to-you, is a big investment and should be given the careful consideration it deserves.
Curious to know more about the benefits of new builds? Check out these blogs:
- 7 Advantages of Building a New Home
- 6 Things to Consider When Looking for a New Build
- What to Expect From a Builder After You Purchase
- Timeline of Your New Home Build
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