Here is a short list of pros and cons of New Construction home purchases. If you would like more information on how to buy new construction or build a custom home, give us a call!


  • Custom-fit: Customizing your new home is the biggest pros of building new construction. It gives you the chance to design almost every inch of space to meet your needs.⁣
  • Squeaky clean: Moving into a new home knowing that no one has ever lived there is an amazing feeling — plus, major systems and appliances won’t need replacing anytime soon.⁣
  • No reno: When you build or buy new construction, there’s no need for updating because your home will be on trend with materials, colors, and design from day one.⁣
  • Builder warranties and financing incentives: Many builder warranties will cover anything that happens to the home within two years of the date of purchase.


  • Cost: All that custom stuff? Yeah, it’s gonna come with a price. On average, it costs around 20% more to have a new home built than to buy an existing one.⁣
  • Limited options: Unless you build a 100% custom home, you may be limited in your design, floor plan, and finishing options.⁣
  • Fluid sticker price: Because of delays, change orders, and added costs, it’s hard to know how much your new home will cost until the welcome mat is out.⁣
  • Timeline: You can be kicking your feet up in an existing home in as little as 30-45 days. New construction? Stretch that timeline out to at least 3-12 months. ⁣

Like to continue the conversation or tour some new construction communities around here? Give me a call at 503-740-2194

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