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How Important Is Your Time? New Homes Versus Fixer-Uppers

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Choosing the right type of home to purchase is essential for the quality of life you’ll experience today and in the long run. Homebuyers have many choices. One of the biggest is whether to buy a new home or a fixer-upper. Let’s quickly compare the two so you can decide which makes sense for you, your needs and your timeline.


The Fixer-Upper Downside

Existing homes, or fixer-uppers, may require extensive work to bring them up to modern living standards, efficiency and functionality. Let’s talk about design. The floor plans in older homes tend to be smaller and do not accommodate the realistic needs of today’s world and how people actually live, work and play now. In addition, older homes are often an endless tirade of securing permits from the city and expensive repairs, which means having to haggle with and manage contractors, which can be unreliable and not 100% qualified to do what you need. Let’s say you decide to roll up your sleeves and make the upgrades and repairs yourself, aka “sweat equity.” Get ready to spend all of your nights and weekends taking care of what’s needed. Ask yourself how valuable your time is. Would you rather spend your free time doing exhausting work or enjoying life? Also, think about how high your electric bills will be in an older home just to feel somewhat comfortable during the heat of the summer and the chill of the cold months.


The New Home Upside

In contrast, when you purchase a new construction home, there’s nothing to stop you from enjoying life as soon as you move in. It is made with sustainable building practices to have less impact on natural resources and nature in general, which is something you can feel good about. Plus, energy efficiency is already built in. That’s a distinct financial and functional advantage! As for design, today’s new homes include floor plans that are flat-out better and feel more intuitive. A new home will be appointed with modern features and current hand-selected finishes that are stylish and satisfying for years to come. Peace of mind is also an important factor. Know that these brand-new homes for sale in San Diego are built right from the beginning. You will not have to sink in endless money and time for repairs and renovations. Say goodbye to worries and hello to living immediately in new construction homes in San Diego.


Why Epoca is the Place to Buy A New Home

Now that we’ve determined that a new construction home is the way to go, Epoca at Otay Mesa is the ultimate place to purchase one now! This new master-planned community featuring new homes for sale in San Diego includes a wide variety of new-home types from quality builder Lennar. Choose from sophisticated 3-story townhomes that showcase modern architecture and 2- to 4-bedroom designs. Unique features per plan in these new homes in Otay Mesa include first-floor home offices, kitchen islands, private decks, open-plan layouts, walk-in closets, ample garage space and more. Choose from two neighborhoods: Reed and Willow. You’ll also get to enjoy a ton of indoor and outdoor amenities to stay more active and have more opportunities to gather and relax in this walkable community. It’s easy to achieve life balance at Epoca! Set in tranquil and scenic Otay Mesa, Epoca is the perfect location to experience life, work, learning and play in these South San Diego homes for sale. Also, within our master-planned community are luxury apartments for rent in Otay Mesa at Ironwood, Mason and Silo at Epoca. Everyone here will enjoy many places to hike, bike and enjoy the outdoors. All that exercise works up an appetite, and the local food scene here is fantastic. Plus, the beach is only 10 miles away for even more fun in the sun. Now’s the time to discover these new homes near Chula Vista and see why a new home is ultimately the better home for you. Contact us now for more information on the new homes, unbeatable lifestyle and a location that already feels at home at Epoca by local builder ColRich!

Cheers to a Perfect Location at Epoca Otay Mesa

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