Zia  Usmani

Zia Usmani

Broker

RE/MAX IMPACT REALTY BROKERAGE*

Mobile:
416-819-2691
Office:
905-240-6777
Email Me
Zia  Usmani

Zia Usmani

Broker

RE/MAX IMPACT REALTY BROKERAGE*

Mobile:
416-819-2691
Office:
905-240-6777
Email Me

Is it worth buying pre-construction?

Buying a pre-construction property is an option that many homebuyers consider. While it offers the opportunity to customize your home and potentially save money, there are also risks and downsides to consider. In this blog post, we’ll examine five pros and five cons of buying pre-construction to help you make an informed decision.

Pros of Buying Pre-Construction:

Customization: Pre-construction homes offer buyers the chance to customize their home to their liking. You can choose the finishes, layout, and other features that best suit your lifestyle.

Financing : Obtaining financing for a pre-construction property may be easier than for an existing home. On top of it, the buyer does not have to take mortgage right away.

Appreciation Potential: Pre-construction properties often appreciate in value as the development nears completion. This can be a significant advantage for buyers who are looking for a good investment opportunity.

New Features: Pre-construction homes typically come with the latest features and technologies, which can save buyers money on energy costs and provide greater efficiency.

Lower Maintenance Costs: New homes typically have lower maintenance costs than older homes, as everything is new and less likely to require repairs or replacements.

 

Cons of Buying Pre-Construction:

Delays: One of the biggest downsides of buying pre-construction is the potential for delays. Weather, labor shortages, and material shortages can all cause setbacks, which can be frustrating for buyers who are eager to move in.

Higher Prices: Pre-construction homes are typically priced at around future value of the homes in the same area. This means buyers can buy similar home in Resale market  at cheaper prices but they have to come up with down payment at once along with the mortgage from the lender. However, once completed the new home will have higher value than similar existing ones in the area.money in the long run, as they can purchase a home at a lower price and potentially sell it for a higher price later on.

Unknown Factors: Buyers of pre-construction properties have to rely on floor plans and artist renderings, which can be misleading. There may also be unknown factors that can affect the final product, such as construction flaws, material quality, and noise level of the surrounding environment.

Developer Issues: Developers may go bankrupt or fail to complete the project due to unforseen circumstances which can leave buyers in a touch situation and sometimes at loss .

Lack of Community: Pre-construction properties often lack the sense of community that an established neighborhood has. There may be a lack of amenities, neighbors or services in the area, which can make it difficult to feel at home.

 

Conclusion:

Buying a pre-construction property can be a great option for buyers who are looking for a customized home with  more affordable deposit structure ( or down payment). However, there are risks involved, including potential delays, financing challenges, and unknown factors. Buyers should carefully weigh the pros and cons before making a decision, and work with an experienced real estate agent who can help them navigate the process.

 

For Current PreConstruction Projects in Greater Toronto Area, visit www.precon360.com 

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Area Covered: Greater Toronto Area Toronto, Scarborough, North York, Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax, Pickering, Bowmanville, Courtice, Uxbridge Markham, Richmond Hill, Stouffville




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