When Selling Your Home, Consider Where You Will Live Next
There are plenty of good reasons you might be ready to move. No matter your motivations, before you list your current house, you need to consider where you’ll go next.
In today’s market, it makes sense to explore all your options, including homes that have been lived in before as well as newly built ones. To help you decide which is right for you, let’s compare the benefits of each. Regardless of which option you choose to explore, working with the Just Say Home KC Team throughout the process is essential.
Reasons to Consider a Newly Built Home
Let's consider the benefits of a newly built home. Have you ever thought about building your dream home? If you build a home from the ground up, you’ll have the option to select the custom features you want, including appliances, finishes, landscaping, layout, and more. Bankrate puts it like this:
“Building means customizing. . . . instead of wishing your home had a certain kind of flooring, a sunroom or some other special amenity, you’ll be able to tailor the property to your exact needs. You also won’t be limited to a specific location or neighborhood.”
- Take advantage of builder concessions
In today’s market, a lot of home builders are working hard to sell their current inventory before they add more to their mix. Many of them are offering concessions, and are more willing to negotiate with buyers. This could work to your advantage in the process.
- Minimize home repairs
Many builders offer a warranty, so you’ll have peace of mind on unexepcted repairs. Plus, you won’t have as many little improvement projects to tackle. As realtor.com says:
“. . . if something goes wrong with your new home, not only are there likely some manufacturer warranties in place, but many builders also include additional home warranties . . .”
- Take advantage of energy efficiency
When building a home, you can choose brand-new, energy-efficient options to help lower your utility costs, protect the environment and reduce your carbon footprint.
The Benefits of Existing Homes
Sometimes building your own home is not your best option. There are numerous benefits to buying a pre-existing home:
- Explore a wider variety of home styles and floorplans
With decades of homes to choose from, you’ll have a broader range of floorplans and designs available.
- Appreciate that lived-in charm
The character of older homes is hard to reproduce. If you value timeless craftsmanship or design elements, you may prefer an existing home.
- Join an established neighborhood
Existing homes give you the option to get to know the neighborhood, community, or traffic patterns before you commit. Plus, they have more developed landscaping and trees, which can give you additional privacy and curb appeal.
- Move in faster
If you have a short timeframe to move or you just don’t to wait while your home is under construction, buying an existing home may be the choice for you. U.S. News explains:
“When you’re choosing a home, existing or new, you should also consider how long it might take to move into that home. Just because you have a contract doesn’t mean that your new home will be completed (or even started) at the time you agree to the purchase. It can be a struggle waiting for the walls to go up as you wonder what your home will become.”
When thinking about where you’ll go after you sell your house, remember your options. As you start your search, think about what’s most important to you. The Just Say Home KC Team can help you through this determination, ensuring you are educated and make an informed decision.
If you have questions about the options in the Kansas City area, let’s discuss what's available and what's right for you, so you’re ready to make your next move with confidence. Give the Just Say Home KC Team a call at 816-656-2816.