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By The Wells Team | Agent in Dawsonville, GA

Build or Buy in North Georgia


According to everything you read in the media the housing market is booming. Prices are up and inventory is down. New home sales are also starting to see an increasing demand.

So this must be a good time to build!!!!

In North Georgia the jury is still out.

Here are some considerations:

  • Price pre square foot will be higher on a custom built home over a resale
  • Lenders, for new construction, are available but not easy to find
  • Lenders have tough terms when building a new home
  • Lenders have a fear that a new home will not appraise in a neighborhood of resales
  • Price overruns are possible

I have seen great deals on new home construction. This is in new neighborhoods built by large builders who can keep their cost competitive.

For now I advise my clients to take a good hard look at the pros and cons of each situation.

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