Buying and moving into a new home is a stressful, yet exciting time. Choosing either a move-in ready home or a fixer-upper can add or subtract to this stress. There are many benefits in moving into a move-in ready home. We’re going to explore the top three reasons why a move-in ready home is the perfect type of home to give you a pain-free, pleasant home buying experience that will make homeownership a little less scary.
You get what you see
No hidden problems! This is a huge issue for older homes. There can be a ton of money put into structural changes, updates, and bringing old construction up to code. With a move-in ready home, you can rest easy knowing that the construction was completed recently and all of your it is up to code . It's simple – you get what you see. It’s not unusual for surprises to arise during a remodel. The hidden costs of a fixer-upper could negate any savings you might have had by choosing a fixer-upper. It’s a gamble that you have to be brave enough to take on.
You can enjoy it now
As with a lot of fixer-upper projects, the amount of time that you pour into a remodel can be a little more than you bargained for, especially if you are working under a tight deadline. The beauty of a move-in ready home is that it’s ready when you are. No construction required. The only thing you need to worry about is arranging your furniture. Your home is ready on your time. Once you purchase a move-in ready home, you can enjoy it immediately. Waiting months and sometimes even years for construction to end can be a huge burden, financially and emotionally.
Changes are still available, just not required
This isn’t to say that move-in ready homeowners don’t make changes to their houses during the first couple of months after they move in. Mostly cosmetic and quick, these changes don’t alter move-in times. These changes aren’t actually necessary, which is a BIG distinguishing factor from fixer-uppers, where changes and construction is sometimes mandatory before someone can live there.
Overall, the amount of stress and headaches you will save by purchasing an move-in ready home is priceless. Buying a home should be an exciting time. More about our move-in ready homes can be found here.