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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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When I lived in NY City it was pre-war construction on the Upper East Side only for me. Here in Charlotte, our first home was a resale, but since 2001 we've built two new homes. I've a convert.

Mar 26, 2016 10:52 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Exisiting homes tend to be easier, but we do sell several new homes each year, including 'To-Be-Builts'.

Mar 26, 2016 12:20 PM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I think a lot would depend on the location.  If it were on waterfront, an existing home would be just fine.

Mar 26, 2016 02:18 PM
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Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

In the Las Vegas Henderson Nevada area, home buyers have mixed feelings and it's around 50/50 ...

Mar 26, 2016 12:20 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I am a new home buyer and my last 3 homes have been new.

Mar 27, 2016 11:02 AM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Bob. We built the home we live in, because of the location, that was our preference.

Mar 26, 2016 07:06 PM
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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

Good question Robert 'VEGAS BOB' Swetz, as we have had both, and both have advantages.  Some of the older styles are more classic and very different from new construction, especially in elevation, even if square footage matches up - they just seem to have more character.  For me, in the end, the 'key' is floorplan!  Do love up-dates in older homes, as the 'vintage look' (meaning everything is original) is not for me.  HA!   

Mar 26, 2016 02:27 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
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Existing, unless I had unlimited funds. And I enjoy working with buyers purchasing existing homes

Mar 26, 2016 12:36 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

custom build, did it last time, will next time too.  Working on plans now

Mar 27, 2016 03:27 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

My next place will be either new or totally renvoated.

Mar 27, 2016 01:49 PM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

There some vintage homes with so much character in my area Bob, many are a 100 years old and stunning.

Mar 27, 2016 01:13 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

House is secondary...it is all about he land

Mar 27, 2016 12:48 PM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I may try a new home with my next purchase.  If (and it's a big if) I can find one in a good location.

Mar 27, 2016 05:12 AM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Previously enjoyed for me.  I'm not a fan of new builds.

Mar 27, 2016 04:06 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I could go either way, VB. It would depend on the area, what's available, and what meets my needs. 

Mar 27, 2016 12:50 AM
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DEANNA C. SMITH CERTIFIED MOBILE NOTARY
Certified Mobile Notary Signing Agent - Smith Mountain Lake, VA
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I don't really care as long as they can each be approved for a mortgage and I am their Mortgage Loan Originator !   LOL

Mar 27, 2016 12:45 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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New home

Mar 26, 2016 10:52 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Robert 'VEGAS BOB' Swetz - I'd prefer about 3-5 years old existing home.

Mar 26, 2016 03:28 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

What's best for the buyer.

Mar 26, 2016 12:50 PM
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Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
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Had a custom home built (East Coast), despite the hassle, it was well worth it. New home for the choice of design, layout and amenities.

Mar 26, 2016 12:28 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I have bought brand new, prefer resale now.

Mar 29, 2016 07:44 AM
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Allied Real Estate Schools
Allied Real Estate Schools - Laguna Hills, CA

I think it depends, but for me personally, I like the feel of a brand new home and knowing that I can customize it to my liking from the get go.

With that said, when I purchased my place 11 years ago I went with a pre-owned condo that needed new paint and flooring before move in because I loved the location and most of the interior features of the home. Over time I've added upgrades, but will eventually need to redo my kitchen and bathrooms. 
With all of the $ I have spent so far, I probably should have just bought new from the beginning. I do love my place, though!

-Amy

Mar 28, 2016 01:46 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
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Most buyers go for the feel of "new". In my opinion, maybe 2 or 3 years old is perfect: landscaping is done, kinks worked out; window treatments up. In other words, many benefits.

Mar 27, 2016 11:02 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
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One that can afford the purchase.

Mar 27, 2016 10:33 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I love old homes...really old homes with character and the old world charm and nice woodwork. 

Mar 27, 2016 11:45 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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Always prefer existing homes.

Mar 27, 2016 07:36 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I always preferred a new home.... there's something very special about being the first one to live in a house....

Mar 27, 2016 06:15 AM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

For me it's about the home's style, quality and location not the age. New can mean no big repairs for awhile or it can me all the problems are yet to be discovered. Existing can mean beautifully restored and maintained or run down. Give me quality and that's what I'll buy!

Mar 27, 2016 05:44 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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Any home is a perfect listing for me. The only issues we can face: pricing and owners motivation. 

Mar 27, 2016 05:30 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I prefer the "right home" and am agnostic about new versus existing.  You can always turn an existing home's guts into the stuff of new homes.

Mar 27, 2016 04:42 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

New

Mar 27, 2016 03:10 AM
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Chrissi Chapman Topoleski
Coldwell Banker Realty - Woodbridge, VA
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I've had the good fortune to have been able to own 2 brand new houses. While I like many of the features and benefits of owning new, I am "wowed" more by older homes that are distinctive, have impressive fews, and established landscaping. I would not be adverse to buying a resale.

Mar 27, 2016 02:57 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

We have purchased and lived in new and existing homes. If price and time are not concerns, new is very nice.

Mar 27, 2016 02:04 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
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I highly reccomend doing both in this lifetime

Mar 27, 2016 01:31 AM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
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Debbie preferred a new home when we bought last.  It really didn't matter to me as long as was in great shape and met our needs.

Mar 27, 2016 12:10 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Robert 'VEGAS BOB' Swetz We purchased a new home. I think it was the new car smell.

Mar 26, 2016 11:42 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I LOVE new Homes, soon my search will start for land and a perfect home.

Mar 26, 2016 11:01 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Bigger wins, followed by newer.

Budget dictates reality.

Mar 26, 2016 10:15 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Location and feeling comfortable!

Mar 26, 2016 09:42 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Either- I've seen good deals on both. Location and amount of land would interest me more than new or used.

Mar 26, 2016 09:41 PM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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Location and age of the home, but in the end it is location, location and location

Mar 26, 2016 08:32 PM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

It depends on the particular property and current situation.

Mar 26, 2016 05:06 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Robert,

It would depend all the factor involved.  A

Mar 26, 2016 02:04 PM
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Sussie Sutton
David Tracy Real Estate - Houston, TX
David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers

New or ReSale as long as it is built well and not breaking down.

Mar 26, 2016 01:02 PM
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Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

new home....but, not in a tract, but a custom build in a infill or on a bit of property. that way we can get what we want.

Mar 26, 2016 12:51 PM