Pros

Builder and structural warranties

Benefit of being the first owner

No immediate maintenance issues

You get a detailed walk-thru with the

builder to fix any cosmetic or otherwise im-

perfections.

Latest Energy Efficient “Green” features

Customization of the home when building

Cons

Builder usually doesn’t pay for the Owner’s

Title Policy

Builder tries to tie you to using their in

house lender and title company

Blinds or window treatments are an addi-

tional cost

You pay a premium price for buying new

Purchasing a

New Home vs. Pre-Owned Home

N e w H o m e s

3010 LBJ Freeway Ste 1200

Dallas, TX 75234

Phone: 214-295-4888

email: info@viprealtyinfo.com

Pros

The home has settled and fixes/repairs can

be or have been made

Established neighborhood and mature trees

No competition with a builder if you are

selling

Window Treatments are usually in place

Attractive price per square foot that could

includes upgraded features the previous

owner has done

Cons

Repairs, updating or remodeling may need

to be done

Higher energy costs for older model homes

that have not updated windows, insulation,

appliances or plumbing features

Buying an older home now will make it that

much older when you need to sell

P r e – O w n e d H o m e s