Lisa Corr, Olde Town Realty | Haverhill, MA Real Estate


One question that crosses many homebuyers’ minds is “Will it be cheaper to buy or build a home?” There’s many pros and cons of both new and older construction homes. The price you pay is a big part of how the entire decision breaks down.


Initial Costs


Prices for existing homes vary widely based on where you live. The same principle goes for buying land and constructing a home. You can check on the specifics of the price per square foot in your area for more details. These costs could have the biggest impact on how you go about the path to homeownership and what area you decide to settle down in. 


Keep in mind that new homes are often more spacious. This drives the cost per square foot down, yet there’s more square footage in the home. 


Cost Of Upkeep


Any kind of home has its regular maintenance tasks and costs that are included with the job of homeownership. Landscaping, the servicing of appliances, the upkeep of filters, and heating and cooling system maintenance are all a part of owning a home. If you buy an older home, however, you’re guaranteed to have a few more costs to worry about. If appliances are on their last leg or the roof is nearing the end of its lifespan, you’re going to need to foot the bill for the replacement cost. 


A new construction home can have issues as well, but it’s less likely to happen. The problems that happen in a new construction home are more likely to be due to building issues. Newer homes can, however, have a protection of up to 10 years with a new construction warranty. 


The Great Outdoors


When you buy an existing home, one of the major perks of it is that the landscaping is mature. There’s no need to plant grass, bushes, and flowers because there’s usually something in place. It’s less of an expense to have something to work with when it comes to landscaping. Trees that have been strategically placed can often add a lot of value to a property. 


On the other hand, building a new home can add years to the process of a finished landscape for a home. You’ll need to deal with tedious upkeep and spend thousands of dollars to get the property’s outdoor spaces looking green and beautiful. 


Energy Efficiency And Technology


If you buy a new home, you have the advantage of keeping up with the latest technology and energy efficiency standards. New construction homes are usually much more efficient than older homes. In a new home, you also have the advantage of being able to install smart technologies like thermostats and security systems to streamline with construction. These tools make your home more secure and easier for you to manage. 


There are a few different advantages to both buying an existing home and buying a new construction home. Your needs and your budget will determine the decision that’s right for you.



49 Quimby, Haverhill, MA 01830

Single-Family

$519,900
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Come explore this beautiful home that has season views of Round Pond. Very secluded lot, 8 rooms, 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, Dining room with built in cabinets and marble floor. Kitchen with eat in area, slider out to back deck. Beautiful fire place in the front to back living room, formally living room with cathedral ceiling. Large master bedroom with walk in closet and master bath. Main bathroom has double vanity and separate bath area. Laundry room on main living area. Finished lower level, 2 car garage, and a bonus 3 season room.The basement has been professionally water proofed,and part of the yard has been fenced in, 2 car garage and plenty of parking in the driveway .
Open House
Sunday
September 16 at 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 49 Quimby, Haverhill, MA 01830    Get Directions

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Let's face it – after you buy or sell a home, moving can be a major hassle. Lucky for you, moving companies are available to help you streamline the process of transporting your personal belongings from Point A to Point B.

Ultimately, there are many reasons to hire a moving company to assist you with your upcoming move, including:

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A moving company hires only the best moving professionals to provide day-to-day support. As such, these professionals will take care of your belongings to ensure they can reach your new home quickly and safely.

Furthermore, a moving company may even be able to help you pack your belongings. This will ensure you can speed up the process of getting your belongings ready to take to your new residence.

2. A moving company can help you save time.

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A moving company will go above and beyond the call of duty to ensure you can get your belongings to the right location, at the right time. In fact, this business will work with you to fulfill your moving requests without delay.

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Typically, a moving company will offer tips to help you prep for moving day and will assist you as you get your items ready for your upcoming move. Moreover, this company employs friendly, knowledgeable moving professionals who are readily available to respond to your moving concerns and questions.

If you're unsure about whether a moving company is right for you, don't hesitate to consult with your real estate agent.

Your real estate agent is committed to helping you in any way possible. Therefore, he or she may be able to provide moving company recommendations to ensure you can work with the best professional movers in your area.

Ready to transport your belongings to your new address? Employ a moving company – you'll be happy you did. If you hire a moving company today, you can get plenty of support to help you complete a successful move.



40-42 12Th Ave, Haverhill, MA 01830

Multi-Family

$429,900
Price

2
Units
2,759
Approx. GLA
Custom built house. This house has so much to offer it's a must see. Main house has 4 bedrooms, and 2nd unit is a studio, great for an in-law. Main house has Large living room, dining area and kitchen with open concept. Great for entertaining. Laundry on 1st floor with back mud room. 4 bedrooms, Master bedroom, has a balcony that over looks the lush backyard. Also a bonus loft area in the master bedroom. Huge bathroom with Jacuzzi tub, Full basement with a workshop area. Studio/ in-law laundry has laundry hook up right in the unit. Kitchen, living area and 1 bedroom. Easy to show. Text listing agent.
Open House
Sunday
September 09 at 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 40-42 12Th Ave, Haverhill, MA 01830    Get Directions

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49 Quimby, Haverhill, MA 01830

Single-Family

$519,900
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Come explore this beautiful home that has season views of Round Pond. Very secluded lot, 8 rooms, 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, Dining room with built in cabinets and marble floor. Kitchen with eat in area, slider out to back deck. Beautiful fire place in the front to back living room, formally living room with cathedral ceiling. Large master bedroom with walk in closet and master bath. Main bathroom has double vanity and separate bath area. Laundry room on main living area. Finished lower level, 2 car garage, and a bonus 3 season room.The basement has been professionally water proofed,and part of the yard has been fenced in, 2 car garage and plenty of parking in the driveway .
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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