New Construction vs Buying Established: Which is Right for You?

by Rose Wolkins 12/01/2019

When it comes to getting what you want in your home, the question comes down to whether you build it or look for the perfect house to buy.

For those who prefer new construction, the option of starting from scratch is very viable. Here are some vital factors to consider before getting started:

1. Cost

Building a new house from scratch may seem costly, but after an extensive breakdown and with proper management of resources, it may turn out to be less expensive than buying a home that you then must remodel to suit your taste. It is essential to do a total cost analysis to avoid slowdowns during the construction.

2. Flexibility

Flexibility is one factor that people who prefer to build new houses mention. They can modify the house to their taste without having to fit into a preset structure. If customization is a priority for you, this is a great place to start. You’ll have much more flexibility in the layout of your home and will be able to customize it to your liking.

3. Duration

Building your home requires many choices: finding the land and hiring a contractor to accompany you throughout your project are possibly top priority. From design to site monitoring, until the delivery of keys, it is essential to work with a professional with recognized expertise, who will respond carefully to your needs and expectations.

Finally, a new construction project offers you the opportunity to live in a house that is 100% personalized and scalable. This means that your property will be designed to adapt to the new configurations of your home, for years to come.

But not everyone enjoys the scouting and building process. Sometimes it’s difficult to imagine how the home will look and work for you based on drawings alone. If the time frame gets interrupted, you may have to find temporary housing to wait out the weather, material supply issues, or other delays common to new construction. When developing raw land, you often must factor in roads, driveways, sidewalks, and streetlamps. Purchasing a preexisting home can either diminish or eliminate these issues all together.

Need help making the decision? Contact me! Whether it's a beautiful, preexisting home or a dream built from the ground up, I’d love to help you move into your dream house!

About the Author
Author

Rose Wolkins

REALTOR® Rose Wolkins has been building a long list of satisfied San Diego home buyers and sellers since she began her real estate career in 1988.

Her motto “Building lifelong relationships one home at a time” exemplifies both her attitude and the care and commitment with which she serves each client. It all begins with communication – in listening well, being readily available to answer questions, and keeping clients fully informed throughout their transactions. She’s also known for staying one step ahead of things, so she can keep transactions on track and address issues before they become problems.

Always striving to do the best for her clients, Rose stays current with changes in laws and technology through taking numerous classes throughout the year. She also stays current with the ever-changing San Diego housing market.

While she thoroughly enjoys using her advertising, photography, staging, marketing, and negotiating skills to successfully sell her listings, her favorite part of the business is handing overjoyed buyers the keys to their new home. She loves sharing the joy.

In addition to supporting her clients, Rose supports the real estate industry. She considers her fellow agents as her second family, and for three years in a row has been voted chairperson for the North County Real Estate District Coordinating Committee. In 2016 she was voted a 5 Star Top Real Estate Agent. She’s also a member of the Women’s Council of Realtors.

In her free time, Rose enjoys reading, gardening, exercising, using her considerable photography skills, and spending quality time with friends and family.
When you’re looking for a San Diego agent who knows the territory well and who will dedicate herself to turning your real estate goals in to reality, take this advice from her past clients: “Call Rose Wolkins.”