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New Home Pros & Cons In Oahu, Hawaii

Buying a Home in Hawaii?

Thinking about buying a new home but don’t know where to begin? Let’s look at two options available to you — pre-owned homes and new construction. Hi, I’m Fawn Bertram with Homes by Fawn and Hawaii Life Real Estate. There are many advantages and disadvantages of each option. Today I will walk you through a few options starting with existing homes.

Existing Homes

One good feature of existing homes is that typically, the window coverings, fencing, landscaping, and possibly solar have already been done. These features are included in the sales price.

The home is usually in an established neighborhood. You’ll see more lush trees and landscapes. A downside of buying an existing home could be that the home is older. You should consider the age of the appliances, plumbing, roof, etc. This means they may need to be replaced soon.

New Construction Homes

In a new home, you shouldn’t have to worry about the age of the home. That’s one of the advantages of buying a new home. In this case, you know that everything will be built up to the newest and safest building codes. The finishes and upgrades can usually be customized to your taste if purchased early enough in the building phase. New construction homes are move-in ready. You won’t be spending time doing any upgrading before moving in.

A new construction con, which is a big one in regards to budget, is that it is easy to overspend on upgrades. If the home has too many upgrades, the home may be overpriced for the community.

More information

I could go on forever about the pros and cons of each type of build. However, I’d love to show you in person! For a personalized tour of homes available for you, call us today at 808-439-1077, Homes by Fawn, we are always here to help.  Feel free to call me anytime. Please comment, LIKE 👍and SHARE 🤗with anyone you know that might be looking to buy or sell in Oahu! Don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel and click on the notification bell. I’m Fawn Bertram with Homes by Fawn. I’m here to provide you with a smarter approach to real estate. Make it a great home buying and selling day.

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