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Should you buy a new or used home?

You’ve decided it’s time to move. Maybe your current home is too big, or you’d like to live closer to family. Now you have a big decision to make: should you buy a new or used home? We’ll walk you through the pros and cons of each to help make this big decision a bit easier!


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Which is easier to take care of, a new or used home?

First, you’ll want to decide how much time you want to spend on the upkeep of your home. For example, the maintenance and repairs that come with used homes can be time consuming—and expensive. Things like repainting the home’s exterior and replacing windows, or buying new air conditioning units or water heaters can be major expenses. Even making minor updates and repairs can fill up your whole weekend.

However, when you buy a new home, you won’t need to worry about these issues for years to come. Plus, if any big issues do arise they are most likely covered by a homeowner’s warranty. For reference, the Traditions of America warranty protects you from defects in workmanship for one year, mechanical or system defects for two years, and structural defects for ten years. Plus, all of our communities are low-maintenance so you can spend your free time as you please!

Are energy-efficient and smart home features important to you?

Old homes can certainly be charming and may have a more “mature” feel. However, they can also be hard to upgrade to today’s modern energy-saving and smart home features that save us time and money. For example, new homes are built to today’s better building standards. This includes things like low E glass windows, high-efficiency HVAC units, low VOC paint, and green flooring products. What’s more, inside of a new Traditions of America home you can find a number of energy-efficient products from the most respected names in the industry: Kohler, Whirlpool, Emser Tile, and more.

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Are you looking for a modern, active-adult lifestyle?

Unfortunately, many older homes and neighborhoods just don’t offer the modern, resort-style amenities that many active-adult homebuyers are looking for with their next home. You might have a community pool, but many 55+ homebuyers today want things like pickle ball courts, expansive fitness centers, and community events. Many—but not all—new home communities are adding amenities like these in order to cater to today’s buyer. However, most new home communities can’t compete with the world-class amenities and lifestyle of Traditions of America communities! We feature 5-star amenities where new friendships are formed and lasting memories are made.


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Looking for a new active-adult home? Come see us!

If you’re looking for a new or used home in the Richmond area, we invite you to join our Chesterfield County VIP list. We will soon be building high-quality homes in an active-adult community that is the first of it’s kind in the area. Contact us today to learn more about these or any of our active-adult communities!