After the Sale: Planning Your Post-House Adventure

If you’re thinking about selling your house, you may have heard the supply of homes for sale is still low, and that means your house should stand out to buyers who are craving more options. But you may also be wondering, once you sell, how does the current supply impact your own move? And, will you be able to find a home you want to buy with inventory this low?

One thing that can help you find your next home is exploring all your options, including both homes that have been lived in before as well as newly built ones. Let’s look at the benefits of each one.

The Pros of Newly Built Homes

First, let’s look at the advantages of purchasing a newly constructed home. With a brand-new home, you’ll be able to:

  1. Create your perfect home. If you build a home from the ground up, you’ll have the option to select the custom features you want, including appliances, finishes, landscaping, layout, and more.
  2. Cash-in on energy efficiency. When building a home, you can choose energy-efficient options to help lower your utility costs and reduce your carbon footprint.
  3. Minimize the need for repairs. Many builders offer a warranty, so you’ll have peace of mind on unlikely repairs. Plus, you won’t have as many little projects to tackle.
  4. Have brand new everything. Another perk of a new home is that nothing in the house is used. It’s all brand new and uniquely yours from day one.

The Pros of Existing Homes

Now, let’s compare that to the perks that come with buying an existing home. With a pre-existing home, you can:

  1. Explore a wider variety of home styles and floorplans. With decades of homes to choose from, you’ll have a broader range of floorplans and designs available.
  2. Join an established neighborhood. Existing homes give you the option to get to know the neighborhood, community, or traffic patterns before you commit.
  3. Enjoy mature trees and landscaping. Established neighborhoods also have more developed landscaping and trees, which can give you additional privacy and curb appeal.
  4. Appreciate that lived-in charm. The character of older homes is hard to reproduce. If you value timeless craftsmanship or design elements, you may prefer an existing home.

The choice is yours. When you start your search for the perfect home, remember that you can go either route – you just need to decide which features and benefits are most important to you. As an article from The Mortgage Reports says:

“When building, you gain more freedom to tailor the design, materials, and features, but it demands more time and involvement. Conversely, buying an established home offers immediate occupancy . . . yet may require compromises. Your choice should align with your budget, timeline, customization preferences, and the local real estate landscape.”

Either way, working with a local real estate agent throughout the process is mission-critical to your success. They'll help you explore all of your options based on what matters most to you in your next home. Together, you can find the home that’s right for you.

Bottom Line

If you have questions about the options in our area, let’s discuss what's available and what's right for you. That way you’ll be ready to make your next move with confidence.

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13045 Steinhatchee LOOP Venice,  FL 34293
$889,000
Neighborhood: Grand Palm Ph 2A D 2A E
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,427
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
2
Days on Site
N6133491
MLS
$543,000
Neighborhood: Hidden Lakes
3
Beds
2
Baths
2,044
Sq.Ft.
1997
Year Built
2
Days on Site
N6133423
MLS
$730,000
Neighborhood: Venetia Ph 2
3
Beds
3
Baths
2,206
Sq.Ft.
2004
Year Built
2
Days on Site
N6133289
MLS
$495,000
Neighborhood: South Venice
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,530
Sq.Ft.
2024
Year Built
2
Days on Site
A4614986
MLS
$409,000
Neighborhood: Pelican Pointe Golf & Country Club
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,402
Sq.Ft.
2000
Year Built
2
Days on Site
A4600650
MLS
$2,200,000
Neighborhood: Not Applicable
6
Beds
4
Baths
4,000
Sq.Ft.
1970
Year Built
2
Days on Site
N6133531
MLS
$394,900
Neighborhood: Ventura Village
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,522
Sq.Ft.
2014
Year Built
2
Days on Site
N6130677
MLS
$128,000
Neighborhood: Japanese Gardens Mhp
2
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
683
Sq.Ft.
1970
Year Built
2
Days on Site
N6133554
MLS
$448,000
Neighborhood: Pinebrook South
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,601
Sq.Ft.
1979
Year Built
2
Days on Site
N6133498
MLS
$318,000
Neighborhood: Gardens 3 At Waterside Village
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,261
Sq.Ft.
1998
Year Built
2
Days on Site
N6133510
MLS
$394,500
Neighborhood: Venetia Ph 5
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,385
Sq.Ft.
2004
Year Built
2
Days on Site
N6133403
MLS
$750,000
Neighborhood: Gran Paradiso Ph 1
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,668
Sq.Ft.
2015
Year Built
2
Days on Site
N6133553
MLS

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