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Grand Rapids Home Buying Guide



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Grand Rapids Home Buying Guide

When you are in the market for buying a new home, there is a simple question you need to answer. Do you want to purchase a pre-existing home in Grand Rapids or do you want to build a brand-new one?

This may be a simple question, but the answer is anything but. There are many different factors that go into this decision. Buying a new home is definitely a great option, but there  advantages and disadvantages to doing this that you need to know about first. Let's start with the disadvantages.

First, Money. While building a new home isn't dramatically more expensive than buying a pre-existing one, it undoubtedly comes with a higher price tag. You will need to also take into consideration that the cost of new carpet, paint, and fixtures will cost you more per sq ft. on a new home than in an existing one. A lot of people don't realize this before they make their decision. 

Another disadvantage to building a new home is the amount of time and effort you have to put into it. Not only do you have to purchase the land that your home will be built on, you also have to pick a house plan and hire an architect to do your design work. You will then need to go into great detail with all of the financial planning of the home so you know exactly what your money is going in to.

Building new homes is not all bad news. There are some incredible advantages to building your new home in Grand Rapids that you need to consider as well.

One key advantage is low maintenance. In theory, a brand new home should be perfectly functional and efficient when you move in, so it will require less maintenance and fewer fixes. 

Another key advantage is design. Nobody has lived in this home before so you can make it your own and design it to fit your personal style. You don't have to look through different homes in Grand Rapids that somebody else built, you can create your personal dream home if you build.

If you are thinking about building a new home or simply purchasing a pre-existing one, I would love the opportunity to talk with you about the process and how the Yoder Team can benefit you!