The Great Debate: Buying an Older Home vs. Working With a New Home Builder in Nashville

HND Realty LLC's new home build in the Parkhaven Community

Like many renters, you might be tired of paying your rent monthly and not actually investing in anything. On top of that, you don’t have the freedom to make the space truly your own.

Sounds like you’re ready to settle down and take the plunge into buying a home.

Of course, there are many decisions to make and pros and cons to weigh. The first thing you’ll need to consider is whether or not you want to buy a new construction or an older established home.

In this blog, we’ll compare the two and help you decide whether choosing a new home builder in Nashville is right for you.

Customization and Floor Plans

If you’re looking for a more modern layout and floor plan, especially with an option for personalization, then a new home is the way to go. These newer homes, like those offered by HND Realty LLC, often feature the latest in design techniques, with plenty of opportunities to personalize as you see fit.

Older homes may require remodeling to open up the floor plan the way you want. This often demands considerable time, effort, and skill, which can be a significant and costly undertaking. However, buying an older home will present many fun and exciting projects if you don’t mind a fixer-upper.

Amenities and Efficiency

New homes likely have more amenities and are more energy-efficient than older homes.

At HND Realty, our new home builds come with a range of energy-saving benefits, including but not limited to:

  • Energy-efficient Ergon-filled windows
  • Smart appliances
  • Optional electric vehicle charging stations
  • Smart Wifi-enabled features 

Not only are these things impressive, but they will also likely lead to lower utility bills.

Other amenities that new homes often boast can include:

  • 9′ ceilings
  • Walk-in showers-per plan
  • Granite countertops
  • Stainless steel appliances
  • Washers and dryers

On the flip side, older homes might not include the items listed above, but they do come with more charm, a unique look, and historical architecture when compared to a new house.

Also, the landscaping and trees on the property are likely to be more mature than a new housing development.

Location, Location, Location

When searching for properties for sale, location is everything.

With an older home, one huge perk is that it likely has a great location in the heart of a city, close to schools, shops, restaurants, and more. New houses and developments are often farther out in the suburbs, which can mean longer commutes to work, school, and other places you frequent. However, this isn’t always the case — our Parkhaven Community homes, for example, are just minutes from Downtown Nashville.

HND Realty has new home builds conveniently located throughout Middle Tennessee, with properties in:

  • Nashville
  • Antioch
  • Hermitage
  • Old Hickory
  • Dickson

The choice ultimately depends on whether you’d rather be in the hustle and bustle of city life or in the quiet outskirts with easy access to all the excitement.

Buying and Reselling

If you’re considering working with a new home builder, one benefit is that you probably won’t be competing with many other buyers, so you can take your time deciding.

Another pro is that when you’re ready to resell the home, the value is likely to be much higher for your newer home than if you had purchased an older home in the beginning. However, if you are considering a new home, anticipate an initial higher cost of up to 20% compared to older homes.

Experienced New Home Builder in Nashville

After considering these options, remember you’re not just buying a piece of property — you’re buying into a home, a neighborhood, schools, and a place to start making memories!

HND Realty LLC specializes in constructing new homes for sale in Nashville, including surrounding areas such as Antioch and Old Hickory, TN. With 30+ years of experience developing our local communities, we take pride in building houses that transcend the test of time. All our properties are conveniently located, thoughtfully envisioned, and expertly designed.

Ready to work with a new home builder in Nashville, Tennessee? Schedule your showing of our available properties today.

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