Frequently Asked Questions
Older homes can generally cost less than new homes, however, there are many cases where new homes can also cost less then older homes. Most new homes will not have any backyard landscaping and some don”t include any front landscaping either. With an older home, the landscaping is normally already completed and could have 10”s of thoUSnds of dollars in landscaping done, which is included in the purchase price.
Builders have to follow very strict guidelines in new-homes and additions, especially in the West and Northwest, where earthquake safety standards must be observed. In general, new homes are usually more fire-safe and better accommodating of new security and garage-door systems. As you can see there are advantages and dis-advantages to each, but it really comes down to what fits you and what you are looking for in a home.