Buyers of homes are constantly comparing what they see: granite vs. tile counters, large yard, fenced yard, close to park, etc. Each home is truly unique, but there are some differences even in planned subdivisions.
You can walk into may new subdivisions here in Salem Oregon and pick out homes with stock plans. You would think the homes would sell for the same or have the same appeal for a buyer since the plans are the same, but one might be an okay deal and the other one an exceptional deal, even if they are listed at the same price.
Things that will negatively impact the resale of a home, even with a home with the same floor plan are the following:
- location of the home within the development or neighborhood. Cul–de-sacs and quiet streets tend to sell faster.
- basic square yard. When the yard has some unusual angles that can be off putting to some buyers.
- no usable yard. It doesn’t matter if it is 1/4 of an acre, if it is a cliff straight down into an abyss.
- steep driveways. People don’t like to have to put their emergency brake on to park the car.
- flag lots. Typically buyer’s don’t like to look at the back of someone else’s house.
- power poles on property or excessive utility easements.
If you are considering new construction here in Salem Oregon, take into consideration these factors when looking at the home. If a home has these features, you want to make sure you are paying less than a home that doesn’t have these negatives. They will impact your future resaleability of the house.
If you need help navigating the purchase of a hew construction home here in Salem, please give me a call or email and I can help you decide what is the right choice for you.
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