I totally agree with Mr. Thomas!
You have to consider your market, your reason for buying, your finances.... there is no one right answer.
It will largely depend on YOU!
There are pros and cons to both sides... start by defining what you consider to be "better"
I know a great agent in your local area, if you would like their contact info.. just drop me a line.
All the best,
Each choice has its advantages and disadvantages. As previously pointed out, older homes can have considerable needs it terms of repair and renovation needs while they sometimes offer larger lots and more established vegetation that many buyers find appealing,as well as enjoying the benefit of seelecting your own perfect floor plan and upgrades.
On the other hand, a "brand new" homes brings with it the security of a builder's warranty and peace of mind that you can enjoy a few years before needing to devote time and money to the home's upkeep.
I can see myself being attracted to either option.....with the final choice depending on what home best met my family needs.
All I can think, is the work every night and weekend for the next five years to make it nice.
We have friends who bought a 100 year old house and have been working for 8 years to make it like-new again. He is doing all the woodwork and it is georgeous!! Railing and turnings hand-turned on a lathe, hardwood floors that he had to remove 1/4" to get below the damage and nails.
I've done both, new and old, enjoy and remodel, and my favorite is; MY FAVORITE!
You gots to do your thing, not mine.