New Homes vs Existing Homes – What to consider

Buying a home is the biggest purchasing decision most of us ever make. And it’s not just to deciding to buy, it’s all the sub decisions you have in the home buying process. One of the first of these is whether to buy new or buy an existing home. There are benefits to each, and if you want to live close to the city or in heritage suburb it may be easier to buy an existing home and renovate, or depending on your budget, to demolish and build the home you’ve always wanted.

The reality is that when buying an existing home, there will always be compromises and sacrifices when it comes to the design, the work needed on the home, and other factors.  If a specific location is important to you this trade off may be necessary but if you are more flexible with where you want to live, building can make more sense. Often building is a lot more affordable while also offering a great growth potential.

Since your home is your castle, some other reasons to consider building instead of buying existing include:

Find a layout that meets the needs of your family.

Existing homes were designed with someone else’s lifestyle in mind. If this matches yours then that is great, but when you build you have the chance to include all the features, rooms, décor, cabinetry, and fitting that suit your tastes and needs.

Rooms for every need.

Two storey homes, pools, outdoor patios, media rooms. They are all possible with a brand new home meaning you can design a home to tick all your boxes.

Under warranty.

Building new spares you from all the potential nasty surprises that you could inherit with an existing home. From termite damage, roof leaks, water damage, inadequate plumbing or electrical or other problems with the home’s blueprint, you can forget these issues when you build new. For extra peace of mind all structural work with a new home builder like Dixon Homes is under a 50 year structural warranty.

Energy and Cost Savings 

New homes reflect the way we live today, not 50 years ago. That means with your new home, energy efficient designs and features are standard. From LED lighting, solar hot water, best roof and thermal insulation, and other features, your home will cost lest to run on an ongoing basis. New homes are also safer. Forget aging wiring that can cause house fires and HVAC systems with environmentally friendly coolants.

Community Facilities –

Many new homes are built in master planned communities which come with some of the best features for families to take advantage of. From sporting clubhouses, pools, and new schools, parklands and protected land nearby, not to mention shopping and dining, the community utility of building in a new lifestyle development is significant.

If you need more information about what we can offer you when building a new home, including prices, investment data, and locations where we can build around Sydney, don’t hesitate to call the new home building team at Dixon Homes Sydney today on 1300 10 10 10.