Mike Rock, Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less (Complete Design)

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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

My bride wants the house, the car, the furniture, etc. not built yet. For me, it must be built between 1920 and 1959, as all but one of my homes were. If I had a budget to make a green/energy efficient technology house look like it was built in the 1920's now that would be our perfect home.

Sep 04, 2015 10:31 PM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I prefer a new home because there are less maintenance needs for a while.

Sep 07, 2015 10:43 AM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I would take an old home every time.  If money was not an issue, modern amenities would be factored in.  But, I want a home that was built when wood was wood; not this forced growth nonsense.  I'm in a 1880's home now that is triple brick thick, and more energy efficient than any new home.  My original hardwood floors are more than 4" thick.  My only problem is my kitchen because it is very difficult to retrofit a built-in Miele coffee station!

Sep 05, 2015 12:49 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

If price wasn't a factor --- let me get beyond that for just one minute...there's something quite appealing about new construction yet I understand from owning both there are other factors that are more important.   Location and amenities regardless of the age of the home are key for me.



Sep 04, 2015 11:34 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

MIKE ROCK Nothing like a new home with that new car smell.

Sep 04, 2015 11:28 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good Saturday morning Mike. With so many of the new construction properties being finger jointed lumber and  engineered building materials, I would take an older house any day. I would hate to see some of these properties 50 years from now.

Sep 04, 2015 06:41 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

my current home and my next will be a custom build. I want what I want.

Sep 04, 2015 02:44 PM
The Woodland Team of Texas
The Woodland Companies - Austin, TX
Land Specialists

Both have their qualities

Dec 31, 2018 02:36 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I like to live simply.

Jul 07, 2018 09:56 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

In my experience, most buyers do agree to pay more for new and well done, especially younger buyers who plan to move in immediately.

Sep 05, 2015 09:47 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

sure - in that case, why not.

Sep 05, 2015 01:33 AM
Renee Paray
Coldwell Banker Preferred - Blue Bell, PA

I would select a new home, designed to look old, however, it would be equipped with the latest technology and energy efficiencies. 

Sep 05, 2015 12:20 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Probably a new house or if a resale, it would have been "redone" so it was like a new, old house.

Sep 04, 2015 11:59 PM
Brenda J. Andrew
Professional Realtor in Corpus Christi, TX

Sounds like there would not be a question, go for the new one.  The only thing you forgot to mention is the location.  The location of the house would have to be good also, otherwise it is out.

Sep 04, 2015 11:39 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

ALL things EQUAL.

New or old?

New of course. 

Who wants to sit on a house's toilet seat already used?

PS: if all things were equal, meaning everything new, houses the same, how would you tell the new from the old?

Sep 04, 2015 10:45 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Mike. It would be a resale for me at this point, it would already be a great home in a great location.

Make it a great weekend!

Sep 04, 2015 07:46 PM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Mike - All other things being similar, I think I would typically prefer a new house over resale.

Sep 04, 2015 03:56 PM