Four Reasons to Buy a New Home Instead of Remodeling

LakeCarolina Admin6/9/2014  |  Categories: Community
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A survey conducted by real estate site Houzz recently found that, despite increasing confidence in the economy, more and more Americans are opting to remodel their house instead of moving. It’s a tempting option for those looking to create some additional space or improve their home’s layout, but when all the pros and cons are weighed, buying new is a far better choice. Why?

  1. Remodeling is disruptive. Invest in a remodeling project, and you may end up with contractors in and out of your home for months… and that’s if the project stays on schedule, which it usually won’t. Does waking up to the sound of hammers at 7 AM on a Saturday sound like fun? With a new home, you get all the features you want, plus privacy and those precious extra hours of weekend sleep.
  2. Remodeling is more difficult to execute to taste. When you’re remodeling a home, you’re not starting with a blank canvas. The original structure of the home or variables involved with the lot could make desired changes impossible or cost-prohibitive. If you buy a new home, you call the shots from day one. It’s your floor plan, your feature selections, and your preferences for the final say.
  3. Remodeling can create aesthetic disconnects. You’ve seen the houses we’re talking about – the ones where an addition or alteration is visibly distinguishable from the original home’s structure. A new home avoids this eyesore, and as an added bonus, provides you with a beautiful, modern exterior that’s rare on the resale market.
  4. Remodeling isn’t cost effective. Most remodeling efforts don’t come with a warranty, which means the cost of maintenance is on you. The warranty provided on new homes helps cut those costs substantially, much to the delight of your bank account.

At the end of the day, remodeling isn’t going to give you exactly what you want. You have a choice: you can spend your money on an imperfect solution, or you can put the funds towards a down payment on a new home that’s tailored to your dreams. Ready to get started? Reach out to schedule a visit at Lake Carolina today!

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New Homes at Lake Carolina: A New Way to Vacation

LakeCarolina Admin6/9/2014  |  Categories: Columbia
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As the days grow longer and the sun warmer, daydreams wander to thoughts of vacation and relaxation. Those precious long weekends when we steal away for a little down time make for fantastic memories and sustained sanity for the rest of the year. The only problem? Once you get back from vacation, day to day life suddenly seems far more dull and tedious than it did before.

Unless you live in the Lake Carolina new home community, that is. Think about the things you might enjoy on a vacation:

Scenic Vistas – Whether it’s a strip mall, set of train tracks, or the building next door, a lot of people seek out vacations that will give them a more pleasurable view than they get looking out their window. But at Lake Carolina, you won’t need to go far to get a room with a view. Situated on a beautiful lake surrounded by rolling hills and miles of hiking trails, the community provides a peaceful, if not breathtaking, place to call home.

First Class Amenities – A pristine pool and state of the art guest house capable of accommodating 300 make hosting events a breeze. Who needs to fork over obscene amounts of money to an overpriced hotel when you can enjoy the same advantages for a fraction of the cost in your own backyard?

Fun-Filled Community Activities – If you’re looking for wig fittings and fox trot lessons, a vacation at a place like Kellerman’s might make sense. If you’re looking for activities you actually want to participate in, living in Lake Carolina is a better answer. Dive-in movies, gazebo concerts, and community cookouts make for good times with good friends in the comfort of your own neighborhood.

Peerless Accommodation – You don’t need to stay in a 5 star hotel to live in the lap of luxury. The new homes in Lake Carolina are built by some of the most reputable builders in the business, and boast a wide array of stylish and functional designs and features. Soaring ceilings, top of the line appliances, modern layouts and more make Lake Carolina’s new homes the perfect choice for starting the next chapter in your life in Columbia.

This summer, get away to a new way of life with a new home in Columbia, SC. Click here to get more information or schedule a visit.

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