Are you buying a home? Have you considered new construction? Many homebuyers skip right past the new homes, assuming that they’re too expensive. While new homes often do cost more, there are benefits to owning new that should be considered as well.
The shopping process for new construction homes can be quite different from that of buying a resale home. Most notably, you don’t need an agent to look - new homes are open for viewing regularly, and there’s usually an agent available onsite to show you around and answer your questions. This leads many buyers to decide that they don’t need their own real estate agent when purchasing a new home.
Have you ever commented on how big home lots appear in some of the older neighborhoods you visit? Or how small they look in 21st century neighborhoods, particularly those built during the McMansion era of real estate development? In some cases it could be a case of perspective - tiny older homes compared to 3000-5000 sq. ft. homes on similarly sized lots, however recent data from the National Association of Home Builders (August 31st, 2018) shows that new home lot size started dropping in 1996 and have been mostly declining since then.