Older vs Newer Construction
Newer Construction Can Mean Lower CostsThis is very personal. I have clients that insist on one or the other, though there is no right or wrong answer.
The advantage to a newer property is that the maintenance costs should be lower in the short run. Newer cabins are typically insulated and heated more efficiently. Heating costs are a big consideration in snow country.
And all of the components are younger and therefore won’t need repair or replacement as soon as they will in an older property, keeping ongoing expenses lower.
Older Cabins Have the Charm and Location That Can Be Hard to BeatAn older cabin has the charm many people envision when they first start looking for a mountain property. The cute old cabin in the woods with the smoke lazily making its way to the sky comes to mind. Older cabins tend to be near the village area, which makes them more desirable to some.
For resale purposes, it doesn’t really matter in our market because we don’t have good or bad areas per sa. There will be buyers for both in the future, as there are today. What appeals to you?
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Dana Smith, Broker Associate | RE/MAX Gold | 559-779-7534 | DRE #00836017