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New Homes For Sale In Harbour Island
Should You Buy or Build New Homes in Harbour Island, FL
When you decide to move out of your previous house or become a first-time homeowner, there are many things to consider: do you want to move into a house that has already been built or design and construct your home? Whether you’re looking for new homes for sale in Harbour Island, FL or older homes, there are many pros and cons for both purchasing a house and building one.
The cost of the house, the time it takes to move in, and the safety of the house are all factors that go into deciding how you want to become a homeowner. There are no wrong answers when it comes to moving into your home, but there are some choices that work better than others. If you’re looking for new homes in Harbour Island, FL, consider the benefits and disadvantages of all of your options before making a final decision.
Pros to Building: Customize Every Inch
The best part of building your own house is the ability to make every choice unique to you. Rather than spending days, months, or even years searching for new homes for sale in Harbour Island, FL that have every feature that you want in your dream home, you can design it just the way you want it.
Pros to Buying: Quick Move-In
If all goes well with the buying process when you’re buying a home in Hillsborough County, you can be moved into your new home in as little as a week after closing. If you need to make a quick move or want to get settled into your home as quickly as possible, buying a house is the best option for you.
Pros to Building: No Out-of-Date Features
When you choose to build a home in Harbour Island, FL, you can ensure that everything is built with the current codes in mind including all new features. The last thing you want when moving into your new home is for an appliance to break or to find asbestos in the walls. If you have found someone who builds new homes in Hillsborough County, you know they follow the current state codes and no harmful chemicals such as asbestos or lead will be used.
Pros to Buying: Ready-to-Go Lawn
If you are moving into a house that is already pre-owned, you can almost guarantee that the lawn will already be finished. Often with new construction houses in Harbour Island, FL, the builders leave the lawn for the new owners to finish; so, unless you’re an expert in styling lawns, you may find yourself completely overwhelmed with having to design your landscape. When you choose to buy new homes in Harbour Island, FL rather than building them, you won’t have to worry about crafting your landscape unless you choose to.
Pros to Building: Brand New Appliances
Another aspect of building a home rather than buying that may be beneficial is the brand new appliances. While you may not choose to have the most expensive, most up-to-date appliances for your home, you can guarantee that you will be the first ones using them and that they haven’t been misused by the previous owners. Most homeowners will discover an issue with one of their appliances and have to replace it within the first year of ownership. When you build your home in Hillsborough County, you can ensure that your first year will go smoothly without appliances breaking down.
Pros to Buying: You Can Negotiate a Lower Price
When searching for new homes for sale in Harbour Island, FL, the price on the listing is not always set in stone. With the owner selling the house, there is always room to negotiate the price (especially if the house has been on the market for a while). It’s easier, when choosing to buy a home rather than build one, to stick to your budget. Even if the house is a little outside of it, you can try to negotiate to get a lower price.
Cons to Building: Higher Prices
Since you can customize every aspect of your home and have skilled workers build your new home from scratch, it is often more expensive than if you bought a house from a previous owner. As well, price increases are common and come unexpectedly. Unfortunately, the price that you are given is hardly ever the price you will pay in the end, especially if you choose the newest, most expensive features for your house. If you are pressed for money, building a house in Harbour Island, FL may not be the best option for you.
Cons to Buying: Hidden Issues
Depending on who you bought your new home from, there may be hidden issues that they didn’t bring up when you first looked at the home. For example, flood damage may be easy to hide when setting up the house for tours but will be more noticeable after you bought the house and have taken a closer look at everything. Unexpected damages, misused appliances, or old features may present unexpected costs and stress upon move-in. These hidden issues will not happen when building new homes in Harbour Island, FL.
Cons to Building: Stressful Decisions
While designing every aspect of your house may seem exciting to some, it can feel incredibly overwhelming to others. You may be afraid to make any decision in fear that it will be the wrong one and you will regret it as you grow with your house. If you know you won’t be able to handle the stress of creating your house, you should look for new homes for sale rather than choosing to build your own.
Cons to Buying: Buyers Remorse is Real
As happens with many people, the house that was once perfect no longer appears perfect. As you grow with the house or have a family, the function of the house may no longer make sense: not enough storage, rooms too small, and not enough room to entertain. You may find yourself daydreaming about finding new homes in Harbour Island, FL and moving out of your less-than-perfect home. If you’re afraid of buyer’s remorse, you can consider renting a home rather than buying, giving you time to see what the future has in store. Later, you can decide whether you want to buy and build.
Buying or building new homes in Harbour Island, FL can both be great ideas for one person or horrible ideas for others. There are many pros and cons to each option and there is no one solution for everyone. Once you have considered the benefits and disadvantages of each option, you can call Avalon Building Corporation at 813-680-2422 to learn more about our new homes for sale in Hillsborough County. You can also view some of our model homes on our website to look at the work we have to offer.
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