Buying New vs. Resale

New home versus resale. The experts weigh in.

Are there benefits to buying new versus resale? You may be wondering whether it really matters. A few recent homebuyers and industry experts have answers to your most pressing questions.

Question 1

I've heard that many new homes are designed to be more energy efficient and earth–friendly than older ones.

"Pardee Homes [has] demonstrated a long–standing commitment to building homes that perform better for homeowners and for the environment. We applaud their outstanding efforts to create a new generation of homes that offer the very best in terms of efficiency, comfort and durability."
Kathleen Hogan Director of EPA's Climate Protection Partnerships Division

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Question 2

Since an individual seller only has one home on the market, won’t I get better and more personal service if I buy resale?

The truth is...

"Our [Pardee Sales Representatives] had something you can’t teach, something innate; they truly cared about us. They never patronized. They explained everything clearly and they helped make our entire experience much better than it was when we bought our first home."
Raj Qsar Happy Homebuyer

"Pardee’s people stood out immediately. They were friendly, accommodating and ready to help with all requests—and we had many."
Arthur Plata Happy Homebuyer

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Question 3

Whether I buy new or resale, it doesn’t really matter who built the house, since all builders are basically alike. Aren’t they?

The truth is...

"I know the difference between quality and non-quality, and Pardee has a well-deserved reputation for quality."
Gary Toland Happy Homebuyer

"Friends recommended Pardee, and once I read up on builders, I decided we had to have a Pardee home."
Tracy Robbison Happy Homebuyer

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Question 4

I’ve observed that new homes are better designed with more thoughtful, livable floor plans for families like mine. Is that right?

The truth is...

"Our award winners [such as Pardee Homes] are among home building’s finest and most innovative professionals, who are translating homebuyer desires into new homes and neighborhoods of exceptional quality."
Peter Mayer Judging Chairman of The Nationals program

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"We found the Pardee plans to be far superior to any other models. First, we loved the kitchen, second, the master bath and third, the fireplace in the courtyard."
Bob and Ty Walsh Happy Homebuyers

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Question 5

If I buy new, won’t I have to live on the outskirts of town, far from schools, shopping and my job?

The truth is...

"This home really meets all of our current and future needs. And the neighborhood has great curb appeal and is located close to shopping and schools."
Jerel Nelson Happy Homebuyer

"We needed a larger house but really wanted to stay in this area. When we learned about [Pardee’s neighborhood], we knew that we’d found our new home."
Cary Krukowski Happy Homebuyer

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