New Vs. Used Homes: Which is Best for You?

When buying a home, one of the first questions that should be asked is, “Do I want to buy a new or used home?” Well, there are pro’s and con’s to both and it really depends on your personal wants and needs. When it comes to buying a home, one size does NOT fit all!

Pros and Cons for Existing Home


–       More choices, larger variety

–       Price may be lower, or more negotiable

–       Less personality/charm

–       Established, researchable neighborhood


–       Less energy-efficient

–       Less high-tech appliances/amenities

–       Dated design

Pros and Cons for New Home


–       More energy efficient

–       Room for personal design or construction features

–       Cheaper to maintain

–       Brand-new


–       Limited negotiation on price

–       Homeowners association dues

–       Homeowners association can put limits on how you can utilize your property

Now that you’ve taken a look at the basics is up to you to decide which type of home best fits your personal style, budget and needs! Call me today so I can help you find your dream home in the State College Region! 814.280.0364

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Susan Rupert Group

Realtor, ABR, CRS, SRES, MCNE, e-PRO
Kissinger Bigatel & Brower

2300 South Atherton Street
State College, PA 16801
Mobile/Direct: 814-280-0364
Office: 814-234-4000 ext. 3213

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