10 Reasons to Build New vs Buy Old

Posted By on March 19, 2014

Ten Reasons

build new vs buy used

1. Get Exactly What You Want
When you build your own home, you’re tailoring the house to your life, rather than the other way around. You get to choose the finishes, location of bedrooms and baths to the number of closets. In the existing home market, you’re limited to what’s available – which, given today’s low inventories, might mean settling for a less than ideal layout.

2. Build Where You Want
Building your own home untethers you from established neighborhoods and cookie-cutter developments. Why limit yourself? Potterhill Homes can build on land you own, or in one of our many subdivisions.

3. No Need to Enter the Bidding Wars for Existing Houses
In some areas, the competition for existing homes is red hot and you may find yourself having to offer more money than you anticipated to even be considered by the seller.

4. New Homes are More Energy Efficient
Tighter building envelopes, better insulation, advanced framing techniques, and much more mean a new home has lower energy costs. You also have the opportunity to put in efficient appliances, and even alternative systems like geothermal heat pumps. Did you know Potterhill Homes has the guaranteed lowest energy bills around?

5. Nothing to Clean Up From the Previous Owners
Peeling paint, most, rust, mildew…do you really want a big cleaning project on your hands before you can even move in? Granted, these are issues that can be addressed in a contract, but with a new home you know that everything’s, well, new.

6. No Expensive Kitchen or Bath Remodels Necessary
Remodeling isn’t cheap. An existing home may seem like a bargain, but one you factor in the cost of opening up the kitchen or re-doing that dated bathroom…is it really worth it? With a new home, it’s right from the beginning.

7. Your House, Your Priorities
Want a large island in your kitchen? A sunroom? A three-car garage? Pick a design that boasts your favorite amenities now, instead of trying to fit them into an existing home later.

8. No Lead Paint or Asbestos
In fact, in a new home you can choose practially every material that’s used, from natural-fiber carpet to low-VOC paint.

9. Build for Cost Savings From the Beginning
Lower Energy bills: Potterhill Homes are built to keep energy costs down. In fact, the average new Potterhill Home will save the homeowner over $1,900 each year (= $158 per month!) on energy bills when compared to an existing home.

10. Have a Unique Style
Certain architectural styles might be uncommon in your area. Build New, and you can make your own unique vision a reality.

Our housing consultants are experts in helping homebuyers get exactly
what they want in their new home. Contact one of them today!

Contact one of our New Home Representatives
Vicki Painter
(Eastern & Central Cincinnati)
513-575-4475
Email Vicki

Caroline Kilbane
(Northern Cincinnati)
513-899-2054
Email Caroline

Amy Kennedy
(Northern Kentucky)
859-448-0581
Email Amy

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As the people behind Potterhill Homes, we have some pretty strong feelings about energy efficiency and green building. And we don't always agree! But we are commited to building a best homes we can and bringing you along on our journey to figure out exactly what that means! Thanks for checking out our site. My Google Profile+

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About Potterhill Homes

Cincinnati-based Potterhill Homes is a premier builder of affordable, environmentally friendly homes in Greater Cincinnati. Our homes are built with traditional Cincinnati architectural styles and are perfect for both urban infill and suburban development. To learn more about Potterhill Homes,visit www.potterhillhomes.com.


About the authors

As the people behind Potterhill Homes, we have some pretty strong feelings about energy efficiency and green building. And we don't always agree! But we are commited to building a best homes we can and bringing you along on our journey to figure out exactly what that means! Thanks for checking out our site. My Google Profile+