New vs. Used

One of the first decisions to make when considering a home purchase is whether to buy new or purchase an existing home. Perhaps you love the idea that you can be a home's very first owner. Everything is new and shiny, the neighbors are probably also just moving in, you can customize the floor plan and colors. Buying a new home can be fun and exciting. Once you weigh the benefits of new homes against the sometimes high costs of updates or repairs to existing homes, you'll see that the cost difference between new and existing homes can be almost non-existent.

YOUR STYLE
You can build a home to fit your lifestyle, personality, and tastes. Choose your neighborhood, floor plan, and customize your home to meet your family's needs.
THEIR STYLE
Someone else built a home to fit their lifestyle, personality, and tastes, not yours.
LONG TERM WARRANTY
Every new home built by David Rogers Homes is backed by a 1-year workmanship, 2-year systems, and 10-year structural warranty. Also, many of your homes systems and materials carry much longer manufacturer warranties.
SHORT TERM OR NO WARRANTY
Existing homes are sold with very limited warranties to entice buyers. You are ultimately responsible for repairs.
ENERGY EFFICIENCY
New homes tend to use less energy than older homes, saving you money on utilities. They are generally better insulated, have better windows, and have more efficient central heating and air conditioning, such as Puron systems.
YESTERDAY'S EFFICIENCY
Older homes typically use more energy and can be less friendly to the environment. For example, many older homes have freon air conditions systems which are slowly being phased out.
TODAY'S TECHNOLOGY
With today's demand for efficiency and convenience, new homes are being wired to accommodate electrical needs that didn't exist when many existing homes were built. For example, every David Rogers home has structured wiring included.
YESTERDAY'S TECHNOLOGY
Many existing homes are wired for a different generation of families that didn't require many of the conveniences we enjoy today. Updating electrical systems can be a very expensive endeavor.
FINANCING OPTIONS & UPGRADES
When building a new home you have the option of paying for options or rolling them into your mortgage.
NO FINANCING
Most all updates to existing homes require full payment up front.
MODERN ARCHITECTURE
New homes tend to feature floor plans that are built to support the way families live today.
YESTERDAY'S DESIGNS
Many existing homes are built for another time and generation and may feature smaller closets, lower ceilings, and outdated elevations.
NEW HOMES
Your new home is likely to need fewer repairs and replacements since everything is…well…new, saving you money on potential maintenance and repair costs.
EXISTING HOME
Whether it is minor repairs or an expensive repair or replacement, these costs can add up You never know when an existing home may need some work, and guess who pays for it.